Ever pick up a tool and think ‘goodness what would I do without it’? Sort of like mobile phones, how did we function without them? I must admit now that I have ratchet tie-downs in my tool arsenal I find myself wondering why I didn’t get them sooner and all the projects and situations where I could have used them in the past. Just like a mobile phone, the possibilities are endless once you have the tool at your disposal.
These Husky ratchet tie-downs come in handy for so many various applications – most notably securing items in a truck bed or trailer – but beyond hauling goods they can secure project pieces. I used the tie-downs to secure a wood box while filling with concrete. I built the box with mitered corners and secured using wood glue and finish nails however I wasn’t so confident my box construction could withstand the curing concrete so I opted to use the Husky tie downs to stabilize the box while the concrete dried.
Once the concrete was dry I used the quick and easy thumb release to loosen the tie down and release the box. Now I have a solid, heavy base for a 4×4 post which is part of a large portable wood arch.
The ratcheting tie down allowed me to create a snug, secure hold on the wood box while I poured the concrete and let it dry. I used the plastic bags to ensure no concrete would seep through the wood seams and later trimmed the excess plastic off.
The tie-downs are weather resistant and UV-protected for durability if you’re using them in exterior conditions. The vinyl-coated S-hooks stand up to rigorous extremes and won’t tarnish your equipment or mar your vehicle’s finish.
And bonus this Husky ratchet tie-down 4 pack comes with a free storage bag so you can keep all the pieces together when not in use. A very affordable tool that has endless possible uses for hauling goods, securing luggage to a roof rack, and various project situations. Trust me you’ll be glad you picked up a set of tie downs and find yourself using them, just like you can’t imagine life without your mobile phone.
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