How To Thread Over-Center Tie Down Buckles

Step 1 how to thread over-center tie down buckles

Step 1

To thread over-center buckle, hold handle vertically with rivets at top. Swing wire bale down against top of handle.

Step 2 how to thread over-center tie down buckles

Step 2

Insert pull tab into lower slot of handle, then back out through upper slot.

Step 3 how to thread over-center tie down buckles

Step 3

Take up slack with pull tab while handle is in open position.

Step 4 how to thread over-center tie down buckles

Step 4

Rotate handle to closed postion to apply and lock in tension.

Video Transcript

To begin threading the over-center fastener, flip the lever over the wire anchor as shown.

Take the loose end of the strap and feed it through the lower slot in the fastener.

Bring the loose end back and feed it through the top slot in the fastener.

Pull on the loose end to take up any remaining slack in the strap.

Then flip the lever over to lock in the tension.

To un-tension the over-center fastener, simply pull up on the loose end.

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