How to measure a Turnbuckle
Turnbuckles are a "must have" for your wrestling or boxing ring. Your ring will have turnbuckles in each corner for each rope. Additionally, you will have turnbuckles under your ring attached to the tensioning cables.
When replacing a turnbuckle, it is important to know the size that you need. This is a question that almost every customer asks us, when they need to get new turnbuckles. What size?
Most everyone will measure a turnbuckle incorrectly. It is very easy to do that.
First, you need to know the diameter of the threaded rods. This is almost always part of the turnbuckle. Just look at either end, on one side or the other, and you will see a 1/2" or a 5/8" diameter marking. There are many different sizes of turnbuckles, but for wrestling and for boxing, 1/2" x 5/8's are the most common.
Now, you need to know the length. Do you just measure from end to end? No, that is not correct.
Turnbuckles are measured only in the center "take up portion". If you look closely at a drop-forged turnbuckle, you see that at each end of the take up portion there are actually threaded NUTS. One end will be threaded to turn to the RIGHT, when tightening the turnbuckle, and usually has an "R" as a marking while the other end is threaded to turn to the left and has an " L" marking. SEE BELOW:
Turnbuckles are measured in the “take up area’ and not the entire length.
The above shows the TAKE UP portion of a turnbuckle. You will measure just that.
Measure from the inside of the “nut” to the other (inside area) nut. A 6” turnbuckle will measure 6”. A 9” turnbuckle will measure 9”, and a 12” turnbuckle will measure 12”.
That measurement will tell you the proper size turnbuckle to order.
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