To thread ratchet buckle, place webbing THROUGH slot in center rotating spool of closed ratchet.
Pull webbing through, leaving some slack.
Start ratcheting (raising and lowering handle).
Webbing will wind itself and be locked in place so that further ratcheting will rapidly increase tension in strap.
Ratchet Tie Down Buckle Release Instructions
To release webbing, pull and hold release tab on top assembly to override ratcheting function. . .
. . .and open ratchet until both assemblies are in-line and top assembly clicks into detent.
Grab webbing from non-fixed side and pull to release webbing.
First, thread the ratchet fastener by feeding one end of the strap through the take-up spool.
Then, continue pulling the strap to remove unnecessary slack.
Once the slack has been reasonably removed, begin ratcheting the fastener up and down until the strap is suitably tight.
To release tension on the strap, slightly lift the fastener up and press the release lever. Then, pull the strap out of the take-up spool.
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