Your hoist is a versatile tool that can help with lifting and moving heavy loads, but the heavy strain that is put on this tool can gradually wear down the parts that make it work. There are gears that can wear out, chains that can snap and, in some cases, motors that can burn out.
Once you have your workspace clear and your ladder set up, make sure you have located an appropriate structural point in your garage to hang the hoist from. Toss one end of the lifting sling over the structural point so that it drapes down over the other side. Next, remove the shackle bolt from the shackle and thread the shackle through the eye loops on the lifting sling. Rethread the shackle bolt. Finally, slide the hoist hook onto the shackle and close the safety catch so that it can't slip off the shackle.
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