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

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Comments • 80

  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay  3 months ago +2405

    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.

    • J B
      J B 11 days ago

      SmarterEveryDay Hey I remembered that you liked pulleys when watching a review for the lancehead F1cross bow

    • David Moore
      David Moore 20 days ago

      I was thinking, how can you get more force out, than you put in, that's not possible. However what you're getting is 2x force x 1/2 distance, so the same energy is expended. It's just a lever in the end. Archimedes must have pulled on 200m or rope to get the ship to move a few cm.....

    • kn1102
      kn1102 23 days ago

      shipyard 101

    • first last
      first last Month ago

      I am not sure I understand how they work from your video. This is how I understand pulleys to work, they spread out the weight along the length of the cord. So you pull more with each part having less of the weight on it. Am I wrong?

    • برّاد شاي
      برّاد شاي Month ago

      R C
      Exactly.. they allow using smaller force, but in trade for time..
      Total work remains the same..

  • Michael Johnston
    Michael Johnston 3 hours ago

    Those small snatch blocks and pulleys would be great for teaching rigging systems in rope rescue. A whole system could be set up on a table top for refresher training. A great evolution for a small group or poor weather conditions! 👍🙂🚒

  • justinsaloser
    justinsaloser 5 hours ago

    wait. i thought laminar flow was your favorite

  • ploopploop
    ploopploop 10 hours ago

    I knew the basics around pulleys, but never how it actually works or why it worked! Thank you so much for this, this is a lot more amazing than I initially thought. Also the bit of history had me flabbergasted, holy cow!

  • Good Really
    Good Really 10 hours ago

    I once worked for a guy who had a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and I asked him one day to explain a pulley. His answer: It's a lever. Blew my mind...so simple.

  • david schinke
    david schinke 11 hours ago

    Oh they have so much heart.. They like you cause your amplifying the science aimlessly. Its called drifting. Lingering on anothers idea as if it made u smart to learn about itm and the rest of the world desperatwely needs your help to understand it. Well u got the last part right except dumbass leading the dumbass 😆 is what u got correct

  • david schinke
    david schinke 11 hours ago

    Wow what stupid video

  • david schinke
    david schinke 11 hours ago

    So sick of everywere i look people trying to tell me they are smart as i watch a display of how dum they really are

  • david schinke
    david schinke 11 hours ago

    Let me guess your front end needed maintenance on that jeep not much longer after you tryed to wench it out at an angle with pullys. lol. Real smart

  • david schinke
    david schinke 11 hours ago

    Ud also notice that ur only moving the brick half the distance. Pull 1 foot brick moves 6 inches instead of a foot. Its that simple. You are way over thinking this guy

  • Murphey Law
    Murphey Law 16 hours ago

    Like for Prusa Printer!

  • freelan89
    freelan89 19 hours ago

    It's basically like a gearbox, but with pulleys. Every time you add a pulley it will be like switching to a lower gear, lower rpm's but more torque! So yes think of it like a primitive gearbox. 😉

  • luigi mario
    luigi mario Day ago

    You think pulleys are so great. Attach the end of your pulley system to a winch and suddenly, you don't have to go down the block to pull your weight. Add a locking mechanism and release system and suddenly, you have a real piece of machinery. Think of the applications: portcullises; cranes; wrecking balls; trebuchets; energy storage without electricity.

  • Andrejs Gulbis
    Andrejs Gulbis Day ago

    Front tyres on Jeep should be changed for sure.

  • and then i said
    and then i said Day ago

    lmao YO look at them hands though!! @7:05. My man's thumb is like my forearm! hahah

  • Steve Walden
    Steve Walden Day ago

    Your son has one of those cowlicks that somehow looks adorable

  • André Collasiol

    Nice. No guns.

  • Grape Juice
    Grape Juice Day ago

    yo dawg, heres your warship

  • CaptainMaps124
    CaptainMaps124 Day ago

    Snatch block is basically force multiplier.

  • XNDR9
    XNDR9 Day ago

    But does Kiwi co have snatch blocks?

  • Malhar Mane
    Malhar Mane 2 days ago

    Very good explanation...👍👍

  • s hegarty
    s hegarty 2 days ago

    Destin and Jeremy ... two of the smartest dudes on the internet

  • Chris G
    Chris G 2 days ago

    dude had some big mits

  • Ludwig Mack
    Ludwig Mack 2 days ago

    First time in my TVclip life that I just loved the sponsored part! Great woman and company!

  • Alekss Sja
    Alekss Sja 2 days ago

    So does that mean tha i could pull a car with like 100 pullies?

  • djnanneex
    djnanneex 2 days ago

    Yes but the reason the snatch block or the pulley work it this: you make the support push along with you; pulley do not multiplicate your physical strength! As always btw cool video

  • Ben Ragan
    Ben Ragan 2 days ago

    I'm so superstitious, the standing under the ladder just drives me nuts

  • Pascal Corazza
    Pascal Corazza 2 days ago


  • Harris Lock Services

    Love the video! (Use the word fewer when counting though. Less mechanical advantage, Fewer pullys.. lol) We watch all your vids, keep it going!

  • walt
    walt 3 days ago

    psalms 111 2 there it is! Nice!

  • Fran Sahm
    Fran Sahm 3 days ago

    He said a snatch block can get you out of a hairy situation

  • Vlad Rybicka
    Vlad Rybicka 3 days ago

    It is really nice to see so many smart and innovative people together in one video.

  • Phos Graphi
    Phos Graphi 3 days ago

    Your so smart...🤯

  • Gabriel Codina
    Gabriel Codina 3 days ago

    Thank you so much for this video. I had incorporated your pulley system into my rube Goldberg machine for an end of the course physics project. I actually ended up having a couple marbles lift a heavy nut bolt (50gram diff).Thank you so much!

  • born ectomorph live mesomorph

    My 6th grade twin daughters are out of school for a few weeks because of the corona virus. I set up a 1, 2 and three pulley system similar to this yesterday as part of their at home schooling. They totally loved the hands on experience of this. I had them make illustrations with the load and effort numbers in pounds. Today we are doing levers. Then winches and hand cranks. You have great content on your channel.

  • CZECK productions
    CZECK productions 3 days ago

    Fun drinking game, drink shot every time he says Snatch block

  • Alex Dragomirescu
    Alex Dragomirescu 4 days ago

    I did mechanical engineering school .Its really nice thing .

  • Psychoja
    Psychoja 4 days ago

    What we learned in Physics class when I was 12-13 year old :).

  • Meme Stalin 2
    Meme Stalin 2 4 days ago +1

    Archimedes? (in the distance: MEDIC)

  • norfy
    norfy 4 days ago

    That Jeep needs new tires

  • Schneeregen _
    Schneeregen _ 4 days ago

    So as force increases, distance decreases in a reciprocal manner.

  • Elvis Mark
    Elvis Mark 4 days ago

    thanks j-roc I do appreciate the video on Snatch block

  • Elvis Mark
    Elvis Mark 4 days ago

    7 a person has been on a ship before sure knows about bullies Mac or should I say Genie from Trailer Park Boys

  • Sander Pleijsier
    Sander Pleijsier 4 days ago

    Nice people in Alabama will only stop to help you if you're white ;-)

  • Vivaswan ChandraShekar

    12:20 Dwight

  • Michael Mayo
    Michael Mayo 5 days ago

    Pulleys are moving leavers. Power*leverage.

  • pedrocols
    pedrocols 5 days ago

    Of course the CEO is Asian!

  • A pox
    A pox 5 days ago

    Snatch block!

  • Sam Young
    Sam Young 5 days ago

    Destin, just discovered your channel. Loving the content and your delivery. Keep up the good work!

  • Eric Meech Global Network

    Very well explained.. bravo!

  • ROBBANKS666666
    ROBBANKS666666 5 days ago

    Snatch block is when your friend steals you boyfriend leaving you all alone.🤓

  • Aldo RC
    Aldo RC 5 days ago

    That's hacking.

  • Łukasz Żurek
    Łukasz Żurek 5 days ago

    Book no 16 kopernik;) pozdro polacy

  • Marcos Azzi
    Marcos Azzi 6 days ago

    His son says hard and thinks it’s easy

  • RainbowSushii
    RainbowSushii 6 days ago

    this video sounds like an advertisement for snatchblock xD

  • chris elef
    chris elef 6 days ago

    however, you should mention that the less perpendicular to the ground you pull, the more force you need to use for the same mass.

  • Charles Abdouch
    Charles Abdouch 6 days ago

    there are multiple videos with tank recovery using several trees and multiple pulleys to pull stuck tanks out

  • Nathan Reich
    Nathan Reich 6 days ago

    You and kiwi crates are awesome

  • Hamza Asif
    Hamza Asif 6 days ago +6

    Absolutely nobody:
    SmarterEveryDay: 15:50 Corrects the Focus of the camera at the end. Just before finishing the video 😂

  • Hamza Asif
    Hamza Asif 6 days ago +2

    12:01 Most Enjoyable and Hilarious part 😂😂

  • G S R
    G S R 6 days ago

    Funny part starts at 12:00

  • cna32001
    cna32001 6 days ago

    Your friend new tires or he will need to use snatch blocks more often

  • Nonexistanthuman
    Nonexistanthuman 6 days ago

    You know what im sayin?

  • Fabian -
    Fabian - 6 days ago

    Now im a fan of snatchblocks

  • Justa Computa
    Justa Computa 6 days ago +1

    Destin is a brilliant man with a huge heart.

  • Pedrito el Drito
    Pedrito el Drito 7 days ago

    You are GREAT!

  • Don't Worry About It

    your daughter dresses like she’s a 27 year old teacher but we all know she’s like 12 i don’t mean to throw shade i’m just saying 👍🏻

  • rockstylex33
    rockstylex33 7 days ago

    OK, Great video! Now here is something you really need to do! Show the mechanical advantage of a truckers hitch! There are a ton of people out there that think a truckers hitch gives you a 3 to 1 mechanical advantage, I think it is 2 to 1 because the physics of 3 to 1 does not make sense. Just like in this video, the mechanical advantage was always a power of 2 to 1, so it would be 2, 4, 8, 16, 32... to 1. Please make a video showing proof one way or the other and settle this!!

  • Ben esser
    Ben esser 7 days ago

    Question. I’m planning on pulling out a stump but not sure if my rope is strong enough. Can pullys help with not breaking my rope

  • A Mayjah Music
    A Mayjah Music 7 days ago

    Jeff's "amazin hands" brought out dude's inner TWANG

  • A Mayjah Music
    A Mayjah Music 7 days ago

    One time for Jeff's "amazin" hands yo 😂🤣😂🤣

  • DrumminSon Live
    DrumminSon Live 7 days ago

    I get it!

  • Lance Rudy
    Lance Rudy 7 days ago

    Very nice video! Lots of pulling force!

  • TheGuyMain
    TheGuyMain 7 days ago

    one pulley just changes the direction of the force it doesnt double anything. dislike

  • Chimefish
    Chimefish 7 days ago

    I am now a snatch block fan

  • john cuervo
    john cuervo 8 days ago

    Can you do a video on gears if you haven't already

  • john cuervo
    john cuervo 8 days ago

    The Kiwi lady is wife material

  • Marlon Lap
    Marlon Lap 8 days ago

    I got 3rd place in a science fair for using /explaining pulleys I don’t really remember what it was about

  • Blazing Churros
    Blazing Churros 8 days ago

    Who else has seen videos when the kids were just toddlers
    Or at least really young or has anybody seen the spaghetti video of the kids

  • Kevin Lind
    Kevin Lind 8 days ago

    Safety note: You've got no treads on the Jeeps tyres...