Originally Posted by Rapt
I'd wager that the 1" Speer is a 700 lb working strength, but the 1" Strapworks is 3500lb breaking strength.
nope, both are breaking strength. heavy wt polypro has a breaking strength of 700-800# per inch of width depending on where you get it. that means 2" would be 1600# and 1/2" would be 400#
the strapworks is 3500# is the break strength as well.
i haven't seen any webbing rated on a safe working load, except everything sold at home depot or walmart etc...
line is only stronger than webbing for it's weight b/c you can get line made from spectra and vectran. webbing usually comes in polyester/nylon/polypro, which is all weaker # for # than high tech fiber. this is the main reason, i'm sure there is some strength difference between a 12 strand braid and a webbing weave, but the main difference is from the fiber it's made of.