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    Anyone used the Lawson Equipment line locks?

    I picked up some of these http://lawsonequipment.com/All-Produ...-4pk-p896.html with the purpose of trying them out. Problem is I have no idea how to use them.

    Anyone have an idea how they work?
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    I think I have some out in the garage. I'll look and shoot you some pics if I can find them.
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    Are they just simple cinch buckles?

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    Glad to know I am not the only one! All I know so far is to use 1/2' grossgrain but probably would have figured that out on my own. Have no idea how to attach the line.

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    Hope this helps. They are sewn onto the hem of the tarp or whatever and the cord is run under and over the "back" then down through the front. When pressure is applied, it "locks" itself.
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    Love those things. Attach them to the edges of my tarps for easily adjustable tie outs. Put them on the corner of my underquilt for an adjustable UQ suspension system. The Glowire he sells works well with them.

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    They work exactly like a ladderlock for webbing, except it uses cord.
    I have them on all my tarps. They'll take a beating too. I've had my 10'x12' in 25mph gusts without a failure, and my 11'x10' in probably 35mph.

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    PS: As far as cordage size, 2.2 Zing-It works great, but I sometimes have to put a slippery half-hitch on the RL (had to put them on all every tieout that one night with the 35mph gusts) to keep it from slipping.
    I've used them with paracord with good results as well. 2mm cord is a bit small and almost always requires a slippery half hitch to keep it from capsizing.
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    Wow! Speedy tutorial!

    The thing I love about this community is that in just an hour I have the answer to an incredibly obscure question by courteous, intelligent, and experienced enthusiasts. Now I know how to use these things, I'll let you know how they work out. I've got the mini line-locs (sold on this site) but like the fact the line lock in these units is attached right to the tarp. Seems a more functional approach.

    Thanks all!
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    The big advantage of these is you can adjust from full line length down to zero and in many cases you can do it from under the tarp so no need to get wet if starts to rain.
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    They seem to work fairly well with most any 2-3mm line. From experience they work quite well with: Lawson Glow-wire, Kelty Triptease, & Nite Ize reflective guyline. I think the dacron outter sleeve & the slightly larger diameter allows them to hold better with these types of line than with something like fling-it or zing-it; which are meant to be low friction lines.
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