Why Snatch Blocks are AWESOME (How Pulleys Work) - Smarter Every Day 228


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    1. SmarterEveryDay

      Snatch Block! I want to take a moment to thank those of you who support Smarter Every Day on Patreon. I'd also like to point out 2 things about this video. #1. You'll notice Jeremy Fielding is in this video. He's the "Contraption Fabricator" that's started working with me now because of your support on Patreon. He's a great designer, father, and friend. You'll be seeing more of Jeremy around thanks to those who support at www.patreon.com/smartereveryday/ #2. If you'd like to 3D print the Snatch Blocks and pulleys we use in this video they are here: www.thingiverse.com/thing:4022579 #3. I really enjoy KiwiCo and I think you will too. I got them as a Christmas gift for my children years ago, and it was a huge hit. It was after that experience that I reached out to their team and asked if I could advertise for them because of how good it was for our family. I think you'll enjoy it too. www.kiwico.com/smarter It was 3 things... I ended up pointing out 3 things.

      1. Koutarou Araki

        Your sponsor should’ve been snatch block

      2. Henry Myers

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      3. aa az

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      4. 2UwUmasters

        oh my god thank you this is so cool

      5. batfly

        Snatch Block has a whole other meaning now.

    2. Jaime Martinez

      need to be a physics teacher in high school.

    3. Travis Shippy

      Got a new subscriber. Found this on PRCforum and it’s one of the best explained videos I have watched. Don’t get me wrong there are videos that are informative but also hard to watch more than 5-10 minutes. I appreciate the time you took to make this video. Nice being able to see hands on and also a very well made diagram. Best of both worlds! 🤜🏻🤛🏻

    4. Mo Sultan

      Keyword...SNATCH BLOCK! Awesome video bro. Keep up the good work

    5. snapping every day

      13:47 mark rober spotted

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    7. william bush

      heard years ago that after x amount of pulleys, it starts to work against you. never used more than 3 on each side so I wonder if true.

    8. Nicolas Castro

      This video of the best!

    9. Johnny Floyd

      "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world." - Archimedes

    10. Commandelicious

      Yes intersting but a serious question: Don't you learn that in school? I am a bit shocked.

    11. Bakuah

      men if in the end of the eight pulley you put anoter pulley to push at both sides you can solve the problem of pull more on one side because you can easily pull both sides, ok you need 2 persons or push one side and hold, go to other side push and hold, but the cargo will wake up more smooth and balanced

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    13. C Croson

      I studied a lot of this when I was going to school so I have a very good understanding of all of these things and yes it’s an art that’s being lost as the years go by

    14. kirk palabrica

      Archimedes of the millennial age : "YO! King Hero!, I'm really good at pulleys and stuff, but I need a warship" King Hero of the new gens : "YO doug, here's yo' warship"

    15. Woody Batter

      If you spend more money on tread than snatch blocks you might not get stuck

    16. Вячеслав Иванов

      every engineer knows kids are useful

    17. John Macuk

      These are great! why don't the science equipment companies include these in their catalogs? BTW, shoe eyelets and laces are another great way to show block and tackles in action!


      Lol he acts like this is ground breaking news. It’s literally 4th grade Science. They taught this in school...We just barely remember

    19. Anonymous Boy

      Best promotion ever

    20. Виктор Дутлов

      10:05 U DOG! ))))))

    21. Tyler Bickford

      Anyone who off-roads regularly knows how well a snatch block helps. It's small and light enough to keep with you, even if you don't have a winch. Just keep a hi lift jack and you can easily pull yourself out of any situation, in any direction if you can set up pulleys correctly to trees

    22. David Vik

      Like your videos keep up the good work! FYI a pulley is something that drives a belt or is driven by a belt as the fan and generator on a car are drive by a belt from the engine. In rigging the correct term for the grooved wheel in the block that a rope runs in is a sheave. Yes everyone calls them pulley block, but as the song of my youth said, " Nobody's right if everybody's wrong".

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    24. Steven Skeens

      I don't understand the need for snatch blocks in space all you should need is an anchor point to have a mechanical advantage on any weightless object

    25. Alto Clef

      How many snatch blocks would you need to pull the earth?

    26. Taylor Sloth

      It took a video about snatch blocks to make me realize how lousy my parents were at parenting.

    27. Joey Couto

      Thank our sponsor SNATCH BLOCK!

    28. Brent Weeks

      When pulling the Jeep out, why do you need a packing blanket over the cable? I know it’s a safety. I just don’t know why.

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    30. Dalisa King

      Didn't know polley could be so interesting great video great work

    31. Joe Crawford

      Plot twist the space commander is 35

    32. Flustered Weasel

      God you look and act EXACTLY like my Physics teacher from Senior year, just with less smugness.

    33. Chris Gronik

      wow Destin must be the best dad in the world love your channel keep up the good work

    34. Jesse Haetta

      Basically like a low gear, transferring more less hard movement into less more hard movement

    35. Linus Sievers

      7:01 yes, those are some amazing looking hands

    36. nmplab

      wait until a supervillain steals a building with snatchblocks

    37. Shanna Heckler

      Hi fellows. I think you need to take some time and take a fast tour on Woodglut website.

    38. manar H

      The mechanical energy stays the same i notice, as energy is Force x distance, so despite you putting say 4th as much force, you will need to make the distance 4 times as long.

    39. Карим Кебедов

      Спасибо 😃 Молодец 👍🏽

    40. Abuzar PC

      i have my icse exams and this is how i am understanding pulley system

    41. Mason Krueger

      Mark rober? 13:46

    42. Vernand Masseur aka help me

      Gdpm nice

    43. ErrADDict

      I wanna see someone build a "snatch block" setup like Archimedes did and pull a giant boat as well

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    45. Stoooff A

      Senku from Dr. Stone sends his regards

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    47. Real Life Engineer

      Thank you for sharing!😊 For the stuck Jeep, I thought you were going to use your TWO snatch blocks. 😆 The second snatch block could be anchored at the Jeep ‘s front anchor. The winch hook then routes back towards the tree, but tied to a DIFFERENT tree. This helps spread the load across two separate trees. I was seriously waiting for the tree to be brought down... 😅

    48. Simon Chayer

      Alabama, where the biggest flex is the number of snatch block you got

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    50. Hunter Bell

      “You can’t push a rope” -me high asf 🤨🤔😧

    51. Alex Espinoza

      I was expecting a different sponsor lol

    52. Handlebar Mustachio

      Dude I wish you were my teacher back in the day. So much clearer and easier to digest.

    53. Haro Panosyan

      It is hard to believe he used the same force with one snatch block and 2 snatch blocks, but hope he admits. We all make mistakes 😀

    54. 7.six2

      Fvcking Mark Rober wannabee

    55. Tarayu sama

      13:46 mark rober?

    56. Get Smarter

      Well, there's yer problem! Yer tires are bald, you would'na slid off the road in the first place! Good thing you had yer thingy. But thanks for the explanation, I just bought a beefy one off Amazon and didn't know why it worked. Still not sure how it works, but now I know what I don't know. I believe this could be explained using leverage of logs to exemplify distance input vs work done with varying fulcrum points. That would help to explain doubling the length of rope pulled to distance of load moved. Just sayin- Do know one thing 'tho, I'm gonna buy at least 2 more.

    57. Connie King

      The rotten salesman fundamentally list because day tribally pack alongside a faint fair outrigger. amusing, ill-informed waitress

    58. jim

      Great video! We had an engine to remove and install in a tractor. Had a A- frame but the Come along wasn't strong enough to lift the engine block. Someone said let's use a cheater pipe on the come along. I didn't agree. We would exceed its rating. A cup of Coffey and starring at it for a half hour and still nothing. Called a friend. Went by his house and he hands me several pulls and some heavy rope. Four pulls and the come along worked with no strain. I think we could have pulled it by hand with a few more pulls. Now pulleys are part of my tool box and have used them many times. Yes, you can learn a lot from the past.

    59. Gatchaman_Bird_Style

      My friend and his girlfriend went zip lining in Costa Rico a few years ago. Said it was totally surreal.

    60. Will O'Haver

      As a sailor that uses blocks for just about everything, this was very interesting. Thank you!

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      Por que los videos mas interesantes estan en ingles :/

    63. Allan Docater

      I know you can find solutions to this problem in the Woodglut plans.

    64. Adrian Figueroa

      Working on an invention right now and this video was the best on understanding Snatch Blocks/pulleys. Thank you! I love your vids! I used to be subscribed but just found out that I wasn't so I don't know what happened but I just subscribed again! I can't say enough how grateful I am!

    65. possibility28able

      I like how Jeremy just knows the answer to everything is snatch block

    66. Andrew Roby

      lol snatch block

    67. Thomas Brock

      This channel deserves to be the next TSeries. Grab your snatch blocks and rally!

    68. Tyler Lizeé

      It's the same thing as gear ratio reduction. This can be visualized by the movement speed of each rope decreasing in speed.

    69. Azazel

      9:28 move you idiots , if tat rope breaks your will lose your face , that thing can kill you .

    70. Michael Smith

      I love this guy! Absolutely curious.

    71. James Boylan

      are you sure the sponsor is kiwi its more like snatch blocks except snatch blocks is not a company

    72. ASARADEL

      for someone who prides themselves on being smart your kids are way too old to be this uneducated i know its a video, but you didn't teach your kids early enough to make me think you're smart. you'll get there... one day... keep trying everyday. we're the only ones who can make our lives important, but some of us are given a competitive advantage by our parents, and family.

      1. ASARADEL

        entertainment vs advancement

    73. jane romnicki

      This time I will do it manually with the help of Woodglut designs.


      your making ur kids do that stuff ???

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    76. Bass boosted

      I’m confused af

    77. Sherman Herritt

      *Wife:* "Honey, the kids are all gone for the night" *Husband:* "They are?" *Wife:* "Mmm Hmm. Guess what we could do all night?" *Husband:* "SNATCH BLOCK!"

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    79. Matthew M

      you cant push a rope but what if you're in space ?

    80. Travis Richardson

      As a firefighter its very important to understand and use mechanical advantage in performing rescue operations. Thank you for sharing

    81. meance

      Jeff didn't show up to "help" Jeff knew there was good fun to be had playing with snatch blocks.

    82. Juan S.

      "Hey kids, come earn your MRplans revenue side of the cake"

    83. патхфиндер 911

      Is that block tilting bcoz of friction

    84. Tow Doctor

      Love the way you birds nest your winch. My hero

    85. James G

      This is the best SED episode!

    86. Jackson Mulivrana

      I didn't see anyone talk about Mark Rober being in the video behindthe kid with a green shirt. 13:48

    87. DynamiteDan

      Got your container ship stuck in the Suez Canal?! *SNATCH BLOCK!*


      Psalm 111:2? I love that verse! Thanks for sharing! Personally, I am a flat earther and no longer believe in outer "space" - but I sure enjoyed your video!

    89. Soham Dutta Roy

      Destin's kids be like "I always knew Dad was crazy."

    90. Oliver Gerard

      I feel like this is the answer to getting the Evergreen out of the Suez Canal

    91. GQGeek81

      Destin, we need you in the Suez Canal ASAP.

    92. Allen Binger

      Destin I'm an Arborist in Oklahoma, I think you'd be very interested to see what we do in the trees with snatch blocks. I use your videos as teaching tools. Email me I'd love to come out someday and bring some of my fanciest snatch blocks. Like the Omni block 2.2

    93. KarlTheAttackBucket

      12:36 "I wanna tell you something else that is amazing and that is the sponsor for this video...:" me: "Snatch block?" "Kiwi Co." me: "oh..." :(

    94. Xiaodeng Chen

      lovely and insightful inspiration

    95. furthememes

      You can't push rope? Wtf? Ever heard of the string shooter experiment? We still don't understand it Look it up on yt, a demonstration and like two or three research conference Cody's lab has a link to the demo in his active support video Would love to see you try and explain how pushing rope somehow works

    96. jojjebros

      I feel stupid. I still not get it.

    97. Hrushikesh Vasista

      One of the best Smarter Everday videos Destin! Thoroughly enjoyed it!


      this will surely help take the tree off Kohaku

    99. Oznerol L

      Nothin’ like a little snatch!

    100. David Platt

      Educational, awesome, and hilarious! Well done!