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TEKTON 5550 Rope Hoist

by TEKTON
28 customer reviews

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  • 65ft. Poly Rope with a 500-lb. Lifting Capacity
  • Chrome Plated Steel Pulleys
  • Heavy Duty Nylon Wheels
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • Easy-To-Use Both Outdoors and Indoors
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Product Description

Product Description

TEKTON 5550 Rope Hoist features: 65-ft. Poly Rope with a 500-lb. Lifting Capacity, Chrome Plated Steel Pulleys, Heavy Duty Nylon Wheels, Compact and Lightweight, Easy-To-Use Both Outdoors and Indoors

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65ft. Poly Rope with a 500-lb. Lifting Capacity, Chrome Plated Steel Pulleys, Heavy Duty Nylon Wheels, Compact and Lightweight, Easy-To-Use Both Outdoors and Indoors.

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Technical Details
Part Number 5550
Item Weight1.3 pounds
Product Dimensions7.5 x 2.5 x 9 inches
Item model number5550
Item Package Quantity1
Number Of Pieces1
Warranty DescriptionQuality Guarantee
  
Additional Information
ASINB000NPPBHY
Best Sellers Rank #245,828 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableFebruary 24, 2007
  
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Craig Warrington on August 23, 2011
Buyer beware - these should be sold in the dollar store and I'm not so sure you still wouldn't be overpaying.

I bought this rope hoist to help me lift items up into the attic above my garage and hopefully help me raise and lower a folding trailer I store against the wall, but after using it once it was clear it wasn't going to make the job easy.

The first issue with it is the nylon rollers. When under a load they don't spin as freely as metal rollers and as such they add a lot of friction to the lift. This might not be an issue with one or two rollers, but when you are going through six rollers it adds up. Just pulling the two halves of the lift apart to start the job requires more effort than you would think is necessary which tells me there is a lot of resistance in the rollers.

The second major issue is the super slick nylon rope that is provided. Aside from the fact it was super slippery and difficult to hold on to, it also wanted to continually twist and get tangled. After using the hoist once it was clear I would need to replace the rope with something else if I wanted to have any grip, so I opted to replace the rope with 1/4" braided nylon rope that is stronger and less prone to tangles.

That said, the second time I used the hoist was the last time. I was using it to lift an item with a known weight of 85lbs and it made it feel like I was lifting it with a single pulley rather than a block. At one point when the load was about six feet off the ground I released some tension on the rope and the load very slowly started coming back down almost as if there was a brake engaged on the rollers.

As I continued to raise the load it became more difficult and was obvious the resistance of the rollers was significant.
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
At TEKTON Tools, we believe that honest and responsive dialogue between us and are customers is vital. We appreciate all of the feedback and reviews of our TEKTON Rope Hoist. Based on the feedback, we are making changes in the design to address some of the issues.

We understand that it is not an industrial strength rope hoist meant for heavy lifting. It is intended to be used as an aid to lift small to medium size objects (under 500 pounds). The changes will make it a better and easier hoist to use but the application will still be the same.

In any lifting situation, it can be dangerous to lift heavy objects. Please take all of the necessary precautions to ensure that you have the proper equipment for the job. Whether using our TEKTON rope hoist or not, we want you to be safe. Thanks again for all of the feedback and we hope you will check out other TEKTON products. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us by emailing info@tektontools.com or calling 888-648-8665. Thanks!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Bredehoft on October 23, 2010
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We purchased this item to suspend our light-weight greenhouse to the rafters of our barn. It works beautifully and our greenhouse will be ready for spring without re-assembly.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Sherman A. Thompson on October 11, 2011
I am elderly and losing more strength every year. I have a very heavy glass and metal window in the utility room that must be raised and lowered manually as the weather changes. I realize that one day I will be physically unable to manage this window and must plan for that day now. I decided to rig a small block and tackle arrangement with a heavy old fashioned window sash weight to pull a raising cable. I drilled two holes in the bottom window flange and ran a small braided metal cable through the flange holes to attach the cable. This worked OK except the weight hit the floor before the window was fully raised. That's when I realized I needed a small windlass that could wind and store more cable. Small, simple, windlasses are hard to find in my area.

Searching local stores revealed nothing but big expensive boat haulers Then I ran across this little gem on Amazon. I drilled two bolt holes in the 2 x 4 above the window and It's now mounted. It winds the cable perfectly and effortlessly. With a 300 - 600 pound stress range I'm well within the limit. It also has a neat little locking lever that can be engaged at the selected window height. This unit is perfect for my purpose, inexpensive, and well made of good steel. I couldn't be more pleased. Window raising and lowering can now be done with one finger. It will last the rest of my life.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By K. Weerts on December 11, 2010
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This rope hoist is great. It uses compound pulleys that allow me to easily hang a sixty pound piece of equipment high on the inside wall of my garage. The price was right too!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Zaimokoya on August 18, 2011
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I have been building a shed by myself and so have needed pulleys to help move components into place. These pulleys were not up to the task -- the rope is thin and slippery making it difficult to grip tightly enough to lift anything; the links connecting the pulley to whatever you would like to lift are weak and bend easily; under strain the ropes bind around each other such that the friction overcomes whatever mechanical advantage the pulleys might give; and the overall quality is poor. Even though it is inexpensive, it is worthwhile buying a more substantial block and tackle system for most jobs in which someone would actually need the use of a pulley system.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael on August 17, 2011
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I attempted using this to lift a Jeep hard top that two guys can easily lift, maybe 100 lbs. Was hoping I could make it a one man job. After one round trip the rubber pulley split.
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
At TEKTON Tools, we believe that honest and responsive dialogue between us and are customers is vital. We appreciate all of the feedback and reviews of our TEKTON Rope Hoist. Based on the feedback, we are making changes in the design to address some of the issues.

We understand that it is not an industrial strength rope hoist meant for heavy lifting. It is intended to be used as an aid to lift small to medium size objects (under 500 pounds). The changes will make it a better and easier hoist to use but the application will still be the same.

In any lifting situation, it can be dangerous to lift heavy objects. Please take all of the necessary precautions to ensure that you have the proper equipment for the job. Whether using our TEKTON rope hoist or not, we want you to be safe. Thanks again for all of the feedback and we hope you will check out other TEKTON products. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us by emailing info@tektontools.com or calling 888-648-8665. Thanks!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Sterling on August 9, 2011
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I bought this to lift the roof of a dog house for cleaning occasionally. Roof weighs maybe 250lbs with shingles...got a couple of uses out of it and the pullies broke..
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
My name is Brennen, a TEKTON Tools Customer Representative. I am sorry that the hoist broke. It is sometimes difficult to estimate how heavy an object is, it might have been that your doghouse roof weighs more than the 500 pound load limit. In any case, the rope hoist has a lifetime replacement guarantee and we would be happy to send you another hoist. To arrange for shipping of your replacement hoist or if you have any questions or concerns, please email us at info@tektontools.com or call 888-648-8665.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By daveywave on August 9, 2011
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So, I admit to being a cheap son of a --, so I shouldn't complain, but I was hoping for better than I got. Works okay, pretty sturdy, price was good (that's why I bought it), seems like it should be an okay item, but:

1. the nuts on the bolts holding each pulley together are loose & lack nylok nuts to keep them from getting looser when I'm pulleying, so I would anticipate unexpected failure at some point, obviously under load

2. the parts that hold the oval ring used to attach to the load or lifting point can come lose from normal banging around, again possibly leading to failure

3. the durn thing gets all twisted so the ropes won't move freely, I expect it's the nature of twisted rope vs braided rope, but it's kind of a hassle to deal with

So I'm probably sending it back, I plan on using it in a way that it's not going to work with, except the price.
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My name is Brennen, a TEKTON Tools Customer Representative. Your review seems to be based on the notion that the product is going to fail in the future. If that would ever be the case, the rope hoist comes with a lifetime replacement guarantee and we would be happy to replace it as long as it broke in normal use under the load limit.

The load weight is 500 pounds but sometimes it can be difficult to judge how heavy an object is. If you are ever uncertain about the weight of an object and think that it might exceed the limit, we recommend using a stronger hoist. As long as the object is less than 500 pounds, you should have no problem at all lifting it.

I hope that you enjoy using the hoist. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please email us at info@tektontools.com or call 888-648-8665.

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