How To Use or Thread a Ratchet Strap Assembly In 1 Minute

Plus, How to Remove a Ratchet Strap

While not difficult to use, ratchet straps are only effective at securing cargo if used properly. To use a ratchet strap:

  1. Open the ratchet so you have access to the take-up spool
  2. Slide the strap through the spool, bringing it back over on itself
  3. Pull on the strap and remove excess slack
  4. Ratchet to the tension you need; make sure to keep the strap straight
  5. Lock the ratchet into the closed position

To release the strap, open the ratchet all the way so it is completely flat and pull the strap out. Photo shows ratchet fully open