What is a Chain Hoist?

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A chain hoist is a mechanism that exerts a force for lifting or lowering an object by utilizing a drum or lift wheel around which rope or chain wraps.Friction brakes help hold the load or object and can be used to help control the descent of the load.  A hoist can be manually operated, electrically, or pneumatically (air) driven.

How Does a Chain Hoist Work?

Lift-All offers a variety of hoists for different lifting needs. Our chain hoist is a simple yet effective lifting tool that is a must on your work site. Lift-All chain hoists consist of forged steel swivel hooks with latches, fully enclosed gears, and an alloy-grade chain to do all the heavy lifting. The forged steel swivel hook aids in rigging and helps to ensure straight-line loading between hooks. Our chain hoists are a versatile and effective lifting tool that will last for many years. Continue reading

How Much Weight Can An Eye Bolt Hold? [ANSWERED]

How Much Weight Can An Eye Bolt Hold? Our support team often gets the question “how much weight can an eye bolt hold?” so we decided to provide an answer publicly for everyone to benefit from.

In case you didn’t already know, an eye bolt’s “rated capacity” describes how heavy of a load a single eye bolt can support when the load is angled at 0 degrees through the eye bolt’s shank.

Check with the bolt manufacturer to confirm exact weight capacity limits, but following is a helpful table that shows how much weight most eye bolts can hold.

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Retractable Ratchet Straps – Safety and Convenience in One Package


Retractable Ratchet Straps are an extremely important tool to secure your load. Selecting the proper strap makes the difference between a safe delivery and disaster.

Today, we want to highlight one of our load securement solutions.  The Lift-All 1” x 12’ Retractable Ratchet Tiedown Assembly (Part #60203 or Camo Part #60206) eliminates the need to tie-off ends or remove the webbing from the ratchet entirely.

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Product Spotlight: Lift-All Web Slings

At Lift-All, our goal is to provide a safe solution for your lifting and load security needs using the most advanced technologies available. We stand behind our products which are rigorously tested and provide exceptional value to handle your toughest jobs.

Today, we want to highlight one of our most popular products: our Lift-All web slings. These general-purpose slings are ideal for day-to-day lifting and come in a variety of styles.  These slings can be custom ordered to address the customers’ specific requirements because we understand that lifting applications are not all the same!  All Lift-All web slings are engineered and fabricated for maximum efficiency over prolonged use.

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Beams vs. Gantry Cranes: When to Use Each

At Lift-All, we take pride in supplying a wide range of lifting devices for your construction or warehouse needs. We know that every job requires specific equipment based on the materials being used and the nature of the project. That’s why we carry everything from small-scale slings to large-scale gantry cranes; we want to help you get the job done right every time. Continue reading