Cargo Straps Shoulder the Load
A new use for nylon.
I love my 12-in. dual-bevel sliding compound miter saw, but I don’t love carrying it. The saw weighs 65 lb., and as a remodeling contractor I often face a long trek from my truck to wherever I’m setting up shop for the day. On a recent job, I was trying to muster the gumption to pick up the saw when I spotted a nylon cargo strap in the back of my truck and had an idea. I adjusted the strap to about 5 ft. and slung it over one shoulder. Then I slipped the strap’s hooks into the handholds on either side of the saw’s table. When I picked up the saw, my shoulder bore most of the weight and my arms just had to steady the load. Way easier. Now I use the strap all the time.
— Chris Green, New Milford, Conn.