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A wide variety of additional rigging hardware exists for various
tasks. Turnbuckles are used in situations where small adjustments
need to be made in the length of a cable. Usually turnbuckles are not
used to bear load, but rather in tensioning guy wires, etc. Shackles
are often used with locking hooks to connect between wire rope and
nylon harnesses or rope.
Very close attention should be paid to the load capacity of the
hardware being used. Often times, items purchased in a typical
hardware store are not rated for load, and thus shouldn't be trusted
for load-bearing applications.