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What are the different types of Turnbuckles:

With many uses and applications, turnbuckles are one of the most popular items we offer at E-Rigging. Designed to take up slack and apply tension, typical industrial turnbuckles are available in 5 basic styles:

How to select the Correct Turnbuckle End Fitting:

Turnbuckle Eye End Fittings

Turnbuckle Eye end fittings are the most durable and cost effective ends. Due to their forged permanently closed eye, they are typically used in permanent applications, or in conjunction with a shackle to connect to other fittings. If the load is removed from the eye end fittings, the eye will remain connected securely to the rigging assembly.

Turnbuckle Jaw End Fittings

Turnbuckle Jaw end fittings are versatile because they can be used in permanent and temporary applications. The pin can be removed and attached to other permanently closed end fittings like eyes formed in a wire rope, or a pad eye. The bolt and cotter supplied on some turnbuckle jaw fittings make it suitable for permanent rigging applications. If the load is removed from the jaw end fittings, the jaw will remain connected securely to the rigging assembly.

Turnbuckle Hook End Fittings

Turnbuckle Hook end fittings are perfect for quick connections on temporary rigging applications. The hook is large and durable enough to connect to many other rigging fittings. The hook end fitting type is not recommended for critical or dynamic applications. If the load is removed from the assembly, the hook end fitting may disconnect from the other fittings.

How to size a Turnbuckle for Take-up and Strength:

Turnbuckles are made up of a body and 2 end fittings. The inside length of the turnbuckle body determines the length that end fittings can screw in and out. Sizes are referred to by the thread diameter of the end fittings, then by the length that the end fittings can be screwed in and out (also known as the “take-up”). So, a ½” x 12” jaw x eye turnbuckle has end fittings with ½” diameter threads. The take-up would be 12” and one end of the turnbuckle would have a jaw end fitting and the other end would have an eye end fitting.

The larger the thread diameter of the end fitting, the more capacity the turnbuckle will have. The longer the length of the turnbuckle body, the more slack it can take-up.

How to use a Turnbuckle:

See our full guide on to use a turnbuckle here.

Quick steps to use a turnbuckle:
  • First unscrew the end fittings all the way out and take care not to screw them too far (inside the ends of the turnbuckle body).
  • Then attach each end of the turnbuckle to the work pieces. Be sure that the end fittings cannot turn.
  • One end fitting has left hand threads and the other has right hand threads. Turning the turnbuckle body will draw both end fittings in simultaneously and tension will be applied.

What coating or material should my Turnbuckle be made from:

Hot Dipped Galvanized

The hot dipped galvanized turnbuckles offered by E-Rigging have drop forged bodies and end fittings. As a protective finish, both the end fittings and body are hot dip galvanized. These turnbuckles are also made to conform to U.S. Federal Specification FF-T-791B.

Stainless Steel

E-Rigging also offers stainless steel turnbuckles with a variety of end fittings and turnbuckle body styles. Stainless steel turnbuckles are available with hooks, eyes, jaws and toggles and combinations of each. Traditional bodies and architectural pipe style bodied versions are offered as well. All E-Rigging stainless steel turnbuckles are made of type 316 marine grade corrosion resistant stainless steel.

See our guide on how to select a turnbuckle here. For a full picture and video explanation on the differences between materials and coatings, see our materials and coatings guide here.

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