US Rigging carries a broad selection of climbing clips, climbing snap hooks, ladder hooks, steel snap hooks, aluminum snap hooks, rescue hook, and rebar hooks. When you are looking for hooks to link up your rigging systems, we have you covered! Check out our wide selection of carabiners.
What Are Some Popular Hooks In Stock?
US Rigging carries ProClimb’s Forged Steel Spreader Snap Hook, which is designed specifically with rock climbing in mind. This snap hook is also excellent for safety and rescue operations. The Spreader is forged with high tensile steel and features a double action, self-locking mechanism. When it comes to fall protection, it doesn’t get better than this!
Here Are Some Features Of The Forged Steel Spreader Snap Hook:
- Forged With Ultra Tensile Steel
- Minimum Breaking Strength Of 23kN
- Incredible Double Action, Self Locking Gate
- Designed Specifically For Rock Climbing, Safety, And Rescue Operations
How Do I Choose The Right Hook For Me?
When choosing the right hook, the first and most obvious question to ask is what you will be using the hook for. Some hooks are specifically designed for ladders or scaffolding, some for fire fighting applications, and some have more broad applications in mind. Rebar Hooks are designed specifically to be attached to a steel bar.
To Sum Things Up, Here Is A List Of Some Different Types Of Hooks:
- Ladder Hooks
- Rebar Hooks
- Firefighter Hooks
- Scaffolding Hooks
- General Use Snap Hooks
A self-closing Snap Hook is going to provide an eye for line attachment and prevent accidental unhooking from a cord.
A few other features to consider include fixed eyes, swivel eyes, and captive pins. A fixed eye will provide a more secure application in a rigging system, whereas swivel eyes will provide more freedom for rotation on a line. Captive pins are excellent when you need to reliably position or align components in your rigging system.
Some Other Features To Consider:
- Swivel Eyes- More Security
- Fixed Eyes- More Flexibility
- Captive Pins For Reliability In Positioning
What Is The Difference Between A Snap Hook And A Carabiner?
Carabiners and Rope Hooks serve the same basic function of linking together ropes and various other parts of a rigging system. They differ in their design and shape. The most notable difference is that a carabiner can only be opened manually by pushing its gate away from the loop. In contrast, Snap Hooks can be released immediately via a mechanical switch/plunger.
Snap Hooks are especially useful if you have any plans of disconnecting components while a load is under tension. This is generally not possible when using carabiners to link up your rigging system. Carabiners may be more secure if you are concerned about accidentally releasing or dropping your load.
Should I Buy An Aluminum Hook Or A Steel Hook?
For many applications, an aluminum hook is going to be more than sufficient, but in some areas, steel is required to meet safety standards. In addition to being harder, steel also has a higher resistance to fatigue. Aluminum is more lightweight, which may be useful in some applications. Aluminum is also valuable as it has an increased resistance to corrosion.
Benefits Of Steel:
- Stronger Material
- Higher Resistance To Fatigue
Benefits Of Aluminum:
- More Lightweight
- Higher Resistance To Corrosion
Who Is US Rigging?
US Rigging is a manufacturer and master distributor of climbing ropes, fall protection equipment, and industrial rigging equipment located in Santa Ana, California. This Orange County-based company is proud to provide American Made products with both safety and service in mind. US Rigging has a legacy lasting over 40 years and is known for its operational excellence.
US Rigging offers a wide variety of hooks including ladder hooks, scaffolding hoos, rebar hooks, firefighter hooks, snap hooks, and climbing hooks. Our hook selection features connectors with fixed eyes, connectors with swivel eyes, and connectors with a captive pin system. In addition to hooks, USR also has a wide selection of carabiners.
Take a look around the product lines available and feel free to contact our customer service department with any questions. US Rigging is committed to excellence in service and providing our customers with the best rigging products on the market.