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

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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.
Koutarou Araki
Koutarou Araki 21 dag sedan
Your sponsor should’ve been snatch block
Henry Myers
Henry Myers 21 dag sedan
How do you get heavy or bulky items on second, third, etc floor? Get a harbor freight Gambrel with block and tackle find a multiple window connected by mullion... single header!!! :)
aa az
aa az 21 dag sedan
@SmarterEveryDay devis give us an idea about the ship in suez. 🤠
2UwUmasters Månad sedan
oh my god thank you this is so cool
batfly Månad sedan
Snatch Block has a whole other meaning now.
Bakuah 2 timmar sedan
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
Erick R Cisneros
Erick R Cisneros 4 timmar sedan
C Croson
C Croson 7 timmar sedan
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
kirk palabrica
kirk palabrica 9 timmar sedan
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"
Woody Batter
Woody Batter Dag sedan
If you spend more money on tread than snatch blocks you might not get stuck
Вячеслав Иванов
Вячеслав Иванов 2 dagar sedan
every engineer knows kids are useful
John Macuk
John Macuk 2 dagar sedan
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!
DEADSTOCK DAVE 2 dagar sedan
Lol he acts like this is ground breaking news. It’s literally 4th grade Science. They taught this in school...We just barely remember
Anonymous Boy
Anonymous Boy 4 dagar sedan
Best promotion ever
Виктор Дутлов
Виктор Дутлов 4 dagar sedan
10:05 U DOG! ))))))
Tyler Bickford
Tyler Bickford 5 dagar sedan
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
David Vik
David Vik 5 dagar sedan
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".
Lurchie 6 dagar sedan
Steven Skeens
Steven Skeens 6 dagar sedan
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
Alto Clef
Alto Clef 6 dagar sedan
How many snatch blocks would you need to pull the earth?
Taylor Sloth
Taylor Sloth 6 dagar sedan
It took a video about snatch blocks to make me realize how lousy my parents were at parenting.
Joey Couto
Joey Couto 6 dagar sedan
Thank our sponsor SNATCH BLOCK!
Brent Weeks
Brent Weeks 6 dagar sedan
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.
danielle garza
danielle garza 7 dagar sedan
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Dalisa King
Dalisa King 7 dagar sedan
Didn't know polley could be so interesting great video great work
Joe Crawford
Joe Crawford 7 dagar sedan
Plot twist the space commander is 35
Flustered Weasel
Flustered Weasel 8 dagar sedan
God you look and act EXACTLY like my Physics teacher from Senior year, just with less smugness.
Chris Gronik
Chris Gronik 8 dagar sedan
wow Destin must be the best dad in the world love your channel keep up the good work
Jesse Haetta
Jesse Haetta 8 dagar sedan
Basically like a low gear, transferring more less hard movement into less more hard movement
Linus Sievers
Linus Sievers 8 dagar sedan
7:01 yes, those are some amazing looking hands
nmplab 9 dagar sedan
wait until a supervillain steals a building with snatchblocks
Shanna Heckler
Shanna Heckler 9 dagar sedan
Hi fellows. I think you need to take some time and take a fast tour on Woodglut website.
manar H
manar H 9 dagar sedan
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.
Карим Кебедов
Карим Кебедов 10 dagar sedan
Спасибо 😃 Молодец 👍🏽
Abuzar PC
Abuzar PC 10 dagar sedan
i have my icse exams and this is how i am understanding pulley system
Mason Krueger
Mason Krueger 10 dagar sedan
Mark rober? 13:46
Vernand Masseur aka help me
Vernand Masseur aka help me 10 dagar sedan
Gdpm nice
ErrADDict 11 dagar sedan
I wanna see someone build a "snatch block" setup like Archimedes did and pull a giant boat as well
Wayne Ford
Wayne Ford 11 dagar sedan
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Stoooff A
Stoooff A 11 dagar sedan
Senku from Dr. Stone sends his regards
Takamichi Sarukawa
Takamichi Sarukawa 12 dagar sedan
Real Life Engineer
Real Life Engineer 12 dagar sedan
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... 😅
Simon Chayer
Simon Chayer 12 dagar sedan
Alabama, where the biggest flex is the number of snatch block you got
danielle garza
danielle garza 12 dagar sedan
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Hunter Bell
Hunter Bell 12 dagar sedan
“You can’t push a rope” -me high asf 🤨🤔😧
Alex Espinoza
Alex Espinoza 13 dagar sedan
I was expecting a different sponsor lol
Handlebar Mustachio
Handlebar Mustachio 13 dagar sedan
Dude I wish you were my teacher back in the day. So much clearer and easier to digest.
Haro Panosyan
Haro Panosyan 13 dagar sedan
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 😀
7.six2 13 dagar sedan
Fvcking Mark Rober wannabee
Tarayu sama
Tarayu sama 13 dagar sedan
13:46 mark rober?
Get Smarter
Get Smarter 13 dagar sedan
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.
Connie King
Connie King 13 dagar sedan
The rotten salesman fundamentally list because day tribally pack alongside a faint fair outrigger. amusing, ill-informed waitress
jim 13 dagar sedan
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.
Gatchaman_Bird_Style 14 dagar sedan
My friend and his girlfriend went zip lining in Costa Rico a few years ago. Said it was totally surreal.
Will O'Haver
Will O'Haver 14 dagar sedan
As a sailor that uses blocks for just about everything, this was very interesting. Thank you!
polard keren
polard keren 14 dagar sedan
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Por que los videos mas interesantes estan en ingles :/
Allan Docater
Allan Docater 14 dagar sedan
I know you can find solutions to this problem in the Woodglut plans.
Adrian Figueroa
Adrian Figueroa 14 dagar sedan
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!
possibility28able 14 dagar sedan
I like how Jeremy just knows the answer to everything is snatch block
Andrew Roby
Andrew Roby 15 dagar sedan
lol snatch block
Thomas Brock
Thomas Brock 15 dagar sedan
This channel deserves to be the next TSeries. Grab your snatch blocks and rally!
Tyler Lizeé
Tyler Lizeé 15 dagar sedan
It's the same thing as gear ratio reduction. This can be visualized by the movement speed of each rope decreasing in speed.
Azazel 16 dagar sedan
9:28 move you idiots , if tat rope breaks your will lose your face , that thing can kill you .
Michael Smith
Michael Smith 16 dagar sedan
I love this guy! Absolutely curious.
James Boylan
James Boylan 16 dagar sedan
are you sure the sponsor is kiwi its more like snatch blocks except snatch blocks is not a company
ASARADEL 16 dagar sedan
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.
ASARADEL 16 dagar sedan
entertainment vs advancement
jane romnicki
jane romnicki 17 dagar sedan
This time I will do it manually with the help of Woodglut designs.
TRISTAN COOK - STUDENT 17 dagar sedan
your making ur kids do that stuff ???
Charles Georgette
Charles Georgette 18 dagar sedan
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Bass boosted
Bass boosted 18 dagar sedan
I’m confused af
Sherman Herritt
Sherman Herritt 18 dagar sedan
*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!"
Lavr Rybak
Lavr Rybak 18 dagar sedan
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Matthew M
Matthew M 18 dagar sedan
you cant push a rope but what if you're in space ?
Travis Richardson
Travis Richardson 18 dagar sedan
As a firefighter its very important to understand and use mechanical advantage in performing rescue operations. Thank you for sharing
meance 19 dagar sedan
Jeff didn't show up to "help" Jeff knew there was good fun to be had playing with snatch blocks.
Juan S.
Juan S. 19 dagar sedan
"Hey kids, come earn your SEmost revenue side of the cake"
патхфиндер 911
патхфиндер 911 19 dagar sedan
Is that block tilting bcoz of friction
Tow Doctor
Tow Doctor 19 dagar sedan
Love the way you birds nest your winch. My hero
James G
James G 20 dagar sedan
This is the best SED episode!
Jackson Mulivrana
Jackson Mulivrana 20 dagar sedan
I didn't see anyone talk about Mark Rober being in the video behindthe kid with a green shirt. 13:48
DynamiteDan 20 dagar sedan
Got your container ship stuck in the Suez Canal?! *SNATCH BLOCK!*
DANIEL ROBBINS 20 dagar sedan
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!
Soham Dutta Roy
Soham Dutta Roy 20 dagar sedan
Destin's kids be like "I always knew Dad was crazy."
Oliver Gerard
Oliver Gerard 20 dagar sedan
I feel like this is the answer to getting the Evergreen out of the Suez Canal
GQGeek81 21 dag sedan
Destin, we need you in the Suez Canal ASAP.
Allen Binger
Allen Binger 21 dag sedan
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
KarlTheAttackBucket 21 dag sedan
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..." :(
Xiaodeng Chen
Xiaodeng Chen 21 dag sedan
lovely and insightful inspiration
furthememes 21 dag sedan
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
jojjebros 22 dagar sedan
I feel stupid. I still not get it.
Hrushikesh Vasista
Hrushikesh Vasista 22 dagar sedan
One of the best Smarter Everday videos Destin! Thoroughly enjoyed it!
CLAUDIO ALVARADO 22 dagar sedan
this will surely help take the tree off Kohaku
Oznerol L
Oznerol L 22 dagar sedan
Nothin’ like a little snatch!
David Platt
David Platt 22 dagar sedan
Educational, awesome, and hilarious! Well done!
Wyatt Miller
Wyatt Miller 24 dagar sedan
"pulleys are one of my favorite things in the world" I thought you said that laminar flow is your'e favorite thing in the world. in the making of this comment I realized I forgot the key words because he says "pulleys are ONE of my favorite things in the world"
Erika A Mac
Erika A Mac 24 dagar sedan
THANK YOU SO MUCH. I really needed a refresher. Kind of wishing you had made something though. Like a hoist for a kayak, garage storage tray, elevator bed. Only because you know I'm selfish and need help on my projects hahhahaha.
sherwin salvatori
sherwin salvatori 25 dagar sedan
That how cranes works
awd34 25 dagar sedan
you lost me at the astro- nut
Lucky 13
Lucky 13 25 dagar sedan
The FBD method of explaining this never sticks. In one ear, and out the other. You should learn it, though, but you fundamentally need more analysis to do anything with it. FBD are useful to size individual components in your snatch block, for example. You don't need them at the macro level, which is what we are dealing with here. The technique that is MUCH more useful is the black box approach. You can use this technique in all sorts of problems, and is often used as a 'double check', to check your work. It's that fast. It's the first law of thermodynamics, ie energy must be conserved. For simplicity we will ignore inefficiencies, as they are tiny in comparison. If you move a machine's inbut 2 feet, and the output responds by moving 1 foot, you have a 2:1 mechanical advantage. Power is force over a distance. The power going in is Force * 2 feet. The power coming out must be Force #2 over 1 feet. Power in = Power out F1 x 2' = F2 x 1' F2 = 2 x F1.
man man
man man 27 dagar sedan
13:48 wait a minute did i see mark rober?
Charles Killian
Charles Killian 28 dagar sedan
What's sad is I learned this in high school physics. Now we have to rely on SEmost? Sigh!
Savvy Dirt Farmer
Savvy Dirt Farmer 28 dagar sedan
TO the 6k who gave this a dislike... may a pox be on your snatch blocks.
Ján .Kurinec
Ján .Kurinec 28 dagar sedan
perfect!!! - greetings from Slovakia! :)
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