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    2" seat belt webbing folded and narrowed down to 1" tubular style webbing? Bad idea?

    Hello, I may be ordering a lot of 2" polyester seatbelt webbing that has a rated strength of 6000 pounds test strength;....I wonder what happens if I folded a 10 foot section down to 1" and then run a couple running stitches to lock the width down, if that would have an adverse effect on how strong it is? Basically a similar idea to this; but for tree huggers and cinch buckle hammock connection points;


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    I would expect it to have minimal effect on strength, but multiple layers of webbing stitched together become stiffer and may not work well with cinch buckles.

    I recommend getting a sample amount to try out before committing to a large order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    I would expect it to have minimal effect on strength, but multiple layers of webbing stitched together become stiffer and may not work well with cinch buckles.
    +1
    I fold over sewn loops sometimes to make them easier to clip (with a 'biner) or to thread, and the folded section is quite rigid.

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    Well; the cinch buckle things I'm using are tow strap spring cam buckles; like these;

    I'll definitely check and see if the polyester seat belt webbing gets very rigid if folded and sewn down......these buckles can handle the old wal mart camo 1500 pound straps easily; though I do not have enough strapping to use... I replaced the gray webbing loops on my hammock with shorter loops made of that material, and yes I can believe it gets very rigid when doubled over.....

    it might be better if I sew a folded loop to the cam buckle's fixed side, and use 1" tow straps larksheaded to the hammock suspension loops?
    Last edited by CamoDeafie82; 04-30-2014 at 13:55.

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