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As far as I remember the pulley set does have some basic instructions, but here is my experience of setting-up the pulleys:
The two blocks of pulley wheels are different; one block has ONE extra pulley on it. That block of pulleys is the TOP set and it should be fixed to the structure that is going to support the weig… see more
As far as I remember the pulley set does have some basic instructions, but here is my experience of setting-up the pulleys:
The two blocks of pulley wheels are different; one block has ONE extra pulley on it. That block of pulleys is the TOP set and it should be fixed to the structure that is going to support the weight of whatever is being lifted. The other pulley block is the one that is attached, of course, to the item that you are going to lift.
The two pulley blocks are connected to each other with white plastic string that passes through all of the pulley wheels. This is the string that will do the lifting when you pull on it.
(As a further check you will find that the UPPER pulley block has the operating string passed through the block, then terminated by a black plastic block.)
The set of pulleys is supplied with two sturdy metal rings, to which you can attach strong ropes. One of these rings needs to be attached to the TOP pulley block, so that you can tie the pulley block to the support structure.
The other metal ring needs to be fixed to the LOWER pulley block so that you can tie a rope to the object that you are going to lift.
The rings fit to the pulley blocks using the four interleaved hooks that are attached to each pulley block. This is cleverly designed so that these four interleaved hooks are self-closing - the more weight that is put on the hooks, the more firmly they stay closed.
Here are some tips:
1. Make sure that the structure to which you attach the upper pulley set is STRONG ENOUGH to take the weight of whatever item you are trying to lift and STRONG ENOUGH to take your weight when you start pulling on the string! If you attach the set of pulleys to the roof of your shed just make sure that the roof is strong enough!
2. Wear sturdy gloves (leather gloves are best) because the plastic string on which you are going to pull is strong but thin, so it digs painfully into your bare hands.
3. Sometimes you will find that the multiple strings between the pulleys become tangled with each other. This usually happens when the pulley set is lying on the ground after having been used. To un-tangle them you just have to rotate the lower pulley block end-over-end until the tangle is resolved. see less

By Ian in Wales on 07 April 2014
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yes it would hold a hanging basket but it would needed to be anchored to the wall it will hold up to 180kg
By pedro on 12 February 2015
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i bought the pulley and all the rope was all ready in place didn't have to buy anything i was lifting 50 kg 5 metres
By Derek on 31 August 2014
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Having first ensured the cord runs through both blocks properly, You pull on it to bring the 2 blocks together, that is to say you use the 6 to 1 ratio to haul one end closer to the other. If one end is say attached to a roof or beam and the other a load then pulling on that end will raise the load. If you let go it wi… see more Having first ensured the cord runs through both blocks properly, You pull on it to bring the 2 blocks together, that is to say you use the 6 to 1 ratio to haul one end closer to the other. If one end is say attached to a roof or beam and the other a load then pulling on that end will raise the load. If you let go it will fall so you will then need to tie it off on say a cleat attached to a wall or some other fixed point. Hope this helps. J see less
By mustang john on 04 September 2014
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Cord diameter 3.5 mm
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By pilip on 30 July 2014
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No way. Rope doesn't run smoothly enough...I've replaced with better rope and still would worry about load bearing ability...
By spoiler68 on 19 February 2017
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I think so, there is a lot of polypropylene cord. It lifted my canoe up 2.5 metres with loads to spare.
By Mr. A. M. Kean on 28 April 2015
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Leave pulley as is, add length of rope above or below to increase working height
By Keith O on 17 August 2016
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Hi, maximum load is 125KG I think. So probably not in this case.
By Gavin Bunker on 23 August 2016