One of the most common questions we get is “what’s the difference between an eye bolt and a hoist ring and how should they be used?” Used as lifting or securement points during a lift, eye bolts and hoist rings are some of the most common types of rigging hardware.
Although eye bolts and hoist rings are used for similar applications, they differ greatly when it comes to design, capabilities, and features. It’s not uncommon to see an eye bolt bent or cracked during a lift when a hoist ring could have been used to better accommodate the rigging and support the load.
In this video we will be covering:
- What an eye bolt is and what it’s commonly used for
- Different types of eye bolts
- Advantages and disadvantages of eye bolts
- What a hoist ring is and what it’s commonly used for
- Different types of hoist rings
- Advantages and disadvantages of hoist rings
In this video
0:00 – Intro
1:03 – What is an Eye Bolt?
1:59 – Common Uses of Eye Bolts
2:22 – Different types of Eye Bolts
3:06 – Pros and Cons of Eye Bolts
3:56 – What is a Hoist Ring?
4:28 – Pros and Cons of Hoist Rings
4:53 – Parts of a Hoist Ring
6:08 – Different Types of Hoist Rings
7:02 – Closing
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