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Knowledge of Turnbuckles

Turnbuckles are constructed with a long sleeve with internal screw threads that accept a variety of fittings used to pull anchor points closer together or push them apart by turning the turnbuckle body. Turnbuckles can be manufactured in galvanized hardware or stainless hardware for rigging supplies and marine hardware. We carry a full line of turnbuckle hardware including jaw jaw, eye eye, hook hook, eye jaw, and hook eye in various sizes from small turnbuckles to large turnbuckles. Turnbuckles are necessary equipment in marine rigging and architecture industries.

Knowledge of Turnbuckles  Knowledge of Turnbuckles

More About Turnbuckles

Our heavy-duty marine fittings are hot dip galvanized or stainless steel type 316 for durability and long life.

Knowledge of Turnbuckles

Boat rigging and marine rigging industries utilize the turnbuckle as a valuable part of their sailboat hardware/rigging hardware. In galvanized turnbuckles, the turnbuckle eyes are forged and elongated to minimize stress on the eye fitting and make attachment to sailing hardware easier. The turnbuckle jaw features either a nut/bolt or pin/cotter pin to secure the turnbuckles to cabling. Meant for straight or inline pull only, our heave-duty turnbuckles are high-quality hardware fittings for your rigging applications and ship fast. If you have questions regarding configurations of rigging turnbuckles or other rigging hardware

Top Materials for Turnbuckle Parts

Stainless Steel – from small turnbuckles to larger assemblies 316L stainless turnbuckles offer high corrosion resistance and durability with standard UNC threading to interchange turnbuckle hardware. Stainless steel turnbuckles offer the highest resistance to high chloride or high moisture environments.

Pipe–pipe turnbuckles are a version of stainless steel manufacturing but the body of the turnbuckle is enclosed in stainless steel pipe for cosmetic reasons such as wire railings so that threads are not visible, unlike standard turnbuckle hardware. UNC threaded so the fittings can be interchanged with standard turnbuckle fittings.

Galvanized Turnbuckles – hot dip galvanized steel for durability, resistance to corrosives, and weather resistance. Made for in-line or straight-pull applications only.

Turnbuckle Hardware Options

There is a large variety of turn buckle design options to fit your specific rigging needs. Turnbuckles come with a variety of end fittings:

  • Deck Toggle – a ''T'' shaped bar sits inside a mounting bracket with holes on either side. This configuration allows the turnbuckle assemblies to rotate 180 degrees within the mounting bracket. This type of fitting is often used to attach to deck posts.

  • Drop Pin – these turnbuckle tie-downs have a rotating pin on the end that flips flat into the body of the pin to thread through a hole and then can be extended perpendicular to the body for a secure hold. This end fitting offers an excellent clean look.

  • Eye – solid loop end for wire rope turnbuckle with no vulnerable connection points to allow the cable to slip through. The elongated eye version minimizes stress on the turnbuckle component.

  • Fork or Jaw -rigging turnbuckles with wishbone-shaped anchor points fitted with a nut and bolt or pin and cotter turnbuckle assembly, this type of fitting is ideal for situations where the anchor point is fixed and will not work with an eye or the anchor point needs to be secured from slipping off the fitting.

  • Hook – stainless turnbuckle ending in an open hook. Hooked ends of the turnbuckle may open the same direction or in opposite directions depending on your rigging requirements. This fitting offers the quickest option for attachment and release.

  • Lag Screw – the threaded screw end of these turnbuckles allows for permanent, secure attachment to your anchor points.

  • Stub End – these rigging turnbuckles are used where a connecting point is not needed like most turnbuckle ends, but rather are used to separate or push apart objects.

  • Swage Stud – swage stud turn buckle fittings offer a solid corrosion-resistant endpoint that is threaded to accept wires directly into the fitting and swaged to secure them permanently.

  • Threaded Rod – turnbuckle hardware end fitting with standard threads that easily form a direct connection to a post or other mounting surface.

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