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    Those of you that use a rope-a-along...like a come-along but can pull and endless length of rope. It's $50 at AIH, and calls for 1/2" poly rope. Twisted poly is pretty cheap, but I hate that stuff...too stiff to use for most other purposes. Anyone use other rope...like braided nylon or braided poly with a rope-a-along? Does the ropealong tear up the rope at all (ie should I just use the cheapest stuff available).

    Thanks for any advice!

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    I got the AIH stretch free suff it is white with a blue stripe. Blue steel or something to that effect. It ain't cheap but it doesn't stretch and it is strong.

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    I use a rope along building log homes.. I use 1/2 inch nylon and it works great. coils nice when done and don't tangle as much.. get what you can afford.. and use it for that .. i pull 30 foot ridge logs up with mine great tool once you get used to it.

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    Vince, thanks for the info....I'd rather get good rope and use it for multiple purposes, just can't stand that twisted, 3strand poly...though I guess it's doesn't have the worst stretch.

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    I've been thinking about buy one but have been unsure if they are what they a cracked up to be. I would be using it to lift and move logs for building projects. Are they worth it? Are they better than a come-a-long?
    Chuck

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    you can feed an unlimited amount of rope through one... it works like a capstan rope in one end and out he other. it has all the same function as a come along that is the greatest benefit to it. it will also work on a double line pulley i use mine in a double gang block. to lift logs the weigh several hundred pounds. and feed 450 foot of rope through it so i do not have to re snatch every 50 foot of pull.

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    i also use one attached to the chain saw...

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    Alaska wire and rope offers 1/2" poly dacron cut to size.

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