What are turnbuckles used for?

Turnbuckles are used for tensioning and adjusting the tension and length of cables, rods, and straps. They are typically used in rigging applications, such as tensioning a sailboat’s rigging, or in architectural applications, such as adjusting the tension of a cable railing system. Turnbuckles are used to connect two cables or rods at the ends and feature a threaded rod with a left-hand thread on one end and a right-hand thread on the other. This allows them to be adjusted by turning the rod with a wrench or other tool. Turnbuckles are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can be made of metal, plastic, or other materials depending on the application.

How strong is a turnbuckle?

The turnbuckles from Global Xpress are designed for high-strength applications and are made from high grade steel for maximum durability.

What material is used for turnbuckle?

A turnbuckle is typically made from steel and is often galvanized or zinc-plated to protect it from corrosion and rust. The body of the turnbuckle is generally made from carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, or brass, and the components such as hooks and eyes are usually made from forged steel.


Turnbuckles come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 1/4 inch to 2 inches in diameter. They are also available in different lengths to accommodate a variety of applications.

Global Xpress is a leading provider of turnbuckles, offering a wide range of sizes and styles to meet your needs. We specialize in both standard and custom turnbuckles, providing our customers with the highest quality products at competitive prices. Our turnbuckle selection includes galvanized, stainless steel, and aluminum varieties, as well as specialty types for applications such as marine and off-road. Our expert team is available to answer any questions you may have, and to ensure that you get the perfect turnbuckle for your project.


You can reach us by phone at 437-788-4789, or by email at sales@globalxpress.ca. You can also visit our website at www.globalxpress.ca for more information.

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