Is there another "REAL" name for a come-along? I called a hardware
store and they did not know what that was? Either the guy is real
dumb, or else there is a more "technical" name for them. That's what
I have always called them.
A little googling brings the phrases "hand winch", "hoist pull", "chain
puller", "power puller".
Did you talk to a guy in the store's automotive department? They should
at least *know*. I do know our local ACE has a couple of different models.
Thanks for the reply. It is 13 years since the original post and we are
having a memorial service for the OP. Since he did not know the name of
the equipment, he just bought a pulley and clothes line to use to lift
his mother's Grand piano up to the 14th floor of her apartment building.
He got the piano almost to the top when he wrapped the clothesline
around his arm for security but the heavy piano came down and lifted the
OP up and flung him to the street when he hit the 14th floor and the
rope broke. The piano does not sound as good now either.
Try "hoist" the only name I've ever used is Come along....chain block to me
slightly different device....I have a wire-rope come along that I used for
thing is so old...still works
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