Download the CM Rigging Pocket Guide

Download our handbook for Rigging & Hoisting Applications to be saved directly on your computer or phone for easy access.

Download the CM Rigging Pocket Guide

For the first time, Columbus McKinnon's popular CM Rigging Pocket Guide is available online. This coveted guide is the on-hand resource for riggers in any industry.

Always have available for rigging on the job site for safety best practices, charts, calculations, and more. Download the PDF to your smartphone to have immediately available wherever you go.

Table of Contents

  • Slings
  • Sling Information
  • Basic Hitches
  • Chain Slings
  • Web Slings
  • Roundslings
  • Wire Rope Slings

Rigging Hardware & Use

  • Eye Bolts
  • Hoist Rings
  • Hoist Ring & Eye Bolt Use
  • Shackles
  • Shackle & Sling Use
  • Master Links
  • Hook Use
  • Wire Rope Clips
  • Turnbuckles
  • Clamp Use & Safety


  • Tension Calculator
  • Load Angle Tension Chart
  • Drifting Loads
  • D/d Ratios
  • Leverage
  • Pulling Force
  • Basic Knots
  • Hitch Reductions
  • Choke Reductions
  • Equations
  • Material Weights
  • Calculating Weight, Area, Volume & Circumference
  • Pre-Operational Inspection Checklist
  • Hand Signals
  • Conversion Chart
  • Training

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Theatrical Shackles

CM Theatrical Shackles are specially designed for the rigging needs of the entertainment industry. View Product.

Super Strong Carbon

CM Super Strong Shackles are carbon-type shackles with strength ratings that are 17 to 50% stronger than comparable carbon shackles. View Product. 

Long Reach Shackles

Custom designed for use in construction applications where a longer reach is needed to attach to pick points. View Product.