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By echo | 18 April 2022 | 0 Comments

How to Use Shackles Safely

How to Use Shackles Safely

Shackles are a popular piece of equipment used throughout the lifting industrial sector as a removable element for linking wire rope, chain, and other fittings. Before you use a shackle, there are some important tips to keep in mind.

  • Do not replace the shackle pin with a bolt or unidentified pins. A load will bend the bolt.

  • Do not allow a shackle to be pulled at an angle. The legs will open. Pack the pin with washers to center the shackle.


  • Do not use shackles with bent pins or deformed bodies.
  • Do not force, hammer or wedge shackles into position.
  • Do not exceed 120 degrees for the angle when using multiple leg slings.

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