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Which Shackle Should You Be Using?

It can be confusing to understand the correct type of shackle to use for your application, but you don’t want to guess or choose incorrectly. Learn more about the right type of shackle for your application.

In this video, we’ll break down:

  • OSHA and ASME shackle requirements
  • Differences and use applications for:
  • Anchor shackles
  • Chain shackles
  • Screw pin shackles
  • Round pin shackles
  • Bolt type shackles
  • Different specialty shackles
  • Different materials shackles can be made of

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In this video:

0:00 – Intro

1:22 – What are the different parts of a shackle?

2:22 – What are the ASME shackle requirements?

3:06 – What are the different shackle bow types?

3:30 – When should I use an Anchor Shackle?

4:06 – When should I use a Chain Shackle?

4:41 – What are the different shackle pin types?

5:00 – When should I use a Screw Pin Shackle?

5:55 – When should I use a Round Pin Shackle?

6:38 – When should I use a Bolt Type Shackle?

7:19 – What are specialty shackles?

7:36 – Why should I use a Synthetic Sling Shackle?

7:55 – Why should I use a Wide Body Shackle?

8:38 – Why should I use a Long Reach Shackle?

8:57 – What is a Sheet Pile Shackle?

9:08 – What shackle material should I use?

9:32 – What are Carbon Steel Shackles?

9:41 – What are Alloy Steel Shackles?

9:56 – When should I use a Galvanized Steel Shackle?

10:18 – When should I use a Stainless Steel Shackle?

10:32 – What do I need to know before I use a shackle?

10:56 – Test Your Knowledge: Which shackle should I use?

12:08 – How can I get more information on shackles?

12:37 – Please like and subscribe! Ask us anything in the comments.

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