Snatch blocks are the most common block used in rigging, from hunters to tow truck operators, construction crews, machine shops, etc. They are quick and easy to open, which is really the basis for a snatch block...it can be opened and the line can be inserted quickly and easily at any point. These heavy-duty snatch blocks are designed for use with wire rope and are available in multiple configurations as shown below. These blocks are load-rated and safe for overhead lifting or pulling applications. If you want top-quality, then go with Crosby. Their 418 Hook-Mount and 419 Shackle-Mount blocks are industry staples, time-tested and proven. If you're on a budget, you can still get a good block from our imported line (made to match Crosby specifications). In fact, our Standard Yarding Blocks are a best-selling item for us. They have proven to be durable, affordable and easy-to-use. They also have roller bearings that are easily lubricated, which keeps the sheave rolling smoothly.