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Snatch Blocks & Sheave Blocks

Change the pulling angle of a lift with a snatch or sheave block from Lifting Gear Direct

Snatch blocks and sheave blocks often called a pulley block, snatch block pulley or rope pulley are used to change the directional pull of a load.  Used with fibre or wire rope this lifting accessory also enables extending the lifting capacity of other lifting devices such as a winch or cable puller. Buy a snatch block or sheave block at great prices from Lifting Gear Direct today.

Snatch Block With Hook

Snatch Block With Hook


About the Snatch Block with HookSnatch blocks are much quicker to fit and rig up..

Snatch Block With Shackle

Snatch Block With Shackle


About the Snatch Block with Shackle This single sheave snatch block can be open..

Single Sheave Block With Eye


About the Single Sheave Block with EyeThis sheave block has 1 sheave and an eye ..

Single Sheave Block with Hook


About the Single Sheave Block with HookUseful for a variety of rigging operation..

Double Sheave Block with Eye


About the double sheave blockThis sheave block has 2 sheaves and is ideal for us..

Double Sheave Block with Safety Hook


About the double sheave block with safety hookThis sheave block has 2 grey iron ..

Triple Sheave Block with Eye


About the triple sheave block with eyeThis is the largest of our sheave block ra..

Triple Sheave Block with Safety Hook


About the triple sheave block with safety hookThe triple sheave block has a mall..

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About the Snatch Blocks

There are a range of blocks to suit different applications, snatch blocks enable the wire rope to be easily fitted as they open up to insert the rope instead of pushing it through. Some blocks have bronze bushes whilst others have ball bearings and come in single sheave or multiple sheave varieties.

Snatch blocks can be attached to anchor points through a choice of different fittings, with different models offering different means of securing the unit in place for safe lifting.  

For example, you may prefer to opt for a snatch block that has a shackle attachment. This is appropriate if you are looking to create a semi-permanent setup where you will not be removing the block very regularly. Alternatively you may prefer a snatch block with a hook installed. This snap hook approach allows for quick detachment and is ideal for temporarily affixing the block in place where it is needed most. 

About the Sheave Block

When using sheave blocks there are some common safety procedures and calculations to follow, in particular the angle between the load and the line which affects the load on the block, and the number of sheaves and lines used, here are the basics. 

snatch block angles of use

Pulley Block Quality construction

Each pulley block in this category is built to last using the best materials available and with the most precise attention to detail, as you would expect from products sold by Lifting Gear Direct. 

We endeavour to offer kit from popular brands which meets industry standards. We also make our own brand equipment, including jib cranes and gantry systems which can be used in conjunction with our snatch blocks and other items if you need something seriously special for your setup. With so much choice you are sure to avoid disappointment when you order with us. 

Our contact info

You can head to our contact page if you want to email us with a question or to request a quote for any of our equipment. You can also ring us on 01384 76961 and one of our friendly sales staff will field your queries and provide additional product details in a flash.


What is a snatch block?

A snatch block provides a means of changing the direction of pull as well as increasing the pulling capacity when using the correct sheave block technique. They are typically used with winches and are quicker to fit than a sheave block thanks to the movable side plates for quick rope insertion.

What is a sheave block?

Sheave blocks, like snatch blocks are used to change the pulling orientation and increase capacity. However the rope can be a little more tricky to thread through than a snatch block but there are single, double and triple sheaved blocks available, thus allowing for multiple ropes to be used

Why are angles important for sheave blocks?

When using sheave blocks or snatch blocks the angle of the rope can have an effect on the overall safe working load limit. For example on a 2000kg lead line at a 45 degree angle will be reduced to 1840kg

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