We recently reviewed Huksy 1-1/4″ Tie-Downs and we gave them good praise for their quality compared to price. So we decided to try their heavy duty tie downs which are the 2″ Tie-Downs. So let's take a look at the Husky (FH0843) Tie Downs and see what they offer.
Husky Tie Downs Overview
Let's face it, when it comes down to Tie-Downs, it's extremely important to get a quality Tie-Down that won't let you down. After all, this is a tool that can cost lives if it fails. Too many times I have read about a load that shifted or fell out and it either killed another person not related to it or caused the driver of the load to lose control and crash. Either way, it's not good.
However, here is the dilemma. You need a quality Tie-Down but since we all know they get lost, left behind or borrowed and never returned, we are usually not willing to pay a premium for this type of product. So this is where I feel Husky 2″ comes into play.
Husky Tie Downs Features
The Husky uses a 2″ strap and is designed for heavy loads. As you will see, these types of straps are beefier and more heavy duty than the 1-1/4″ straps we covered earlier.
The straps have a working load of 3,333 lbs and a break strength of 10,000 lbs meaning these can withstand a lot of stress.
The straps are made from a thick, soft polyester which is weaved for strength. The polyester will resist weather and is UV protected.
The ratcheting end is typical of what you would see with other systems and works identical to Tie-Down ratcheting systems.
The handle has a thick and soft over-molded grip. You can use this with or without gloves and still be able to work the system.
The release lever also features a rubber over-mold but it's not as thick as the handle side.
All the working parts are made of metal and do not feature any plastic.
Husky offers two types of hooks, a flat hook or a J Hook which is shown above.
Husky Tie Downs Performance
So here is where I need to apologize. We had some really nice pictures of these straps in action when we picked up our Windsor one trim. We traveled about 70 miles on a tollway and the straps were awesome. However, I took the card out of the camera, left it on the dash and it fell down my vent. So yes, I will hear that rattling around for a while.
Overall the straps are nice. I have seen 2″ straps that are a little easier and smoother but they have all had a heftier price tag. If you are hauling heavy equipment every day, I would invest in the more expensive versions. However, for the person who is hauling a couple of times a week or someone who is losing their straps all the time, these are a great alternative. They are easy to work with and provide a great working load strength.
Husky Tie Downs Value
You can pick these up at The Home Depot for about $12. To me, this is a steal. They are easy to work with, they provide enough strength for moving larger and heavier items but if you lose them, I am not going to be crying. Well, I am cheap so I might be crying a little. All and all, this is a good deal for what you get.
Husky Tie Downs Final Thoughts
In the end, these Husky Tie-Downs are a good value. For the average person needing to secure a load, these are perfect. If you are hauling stuff for a living and constantly using straps, these might not be the best fit. For everyone else, these are perfect because they have a high working load and won't break the bank.