In this instructable I will show you how to use a quick release.

Step 1: Materials

-metal shackle
-string/rope depending on how much weight you have on it.

instead of doing this, use a snap shackle, that's what they're for
never used one of these like this( quick release). Should work well but I wouldn't use it with much weight attached for fear of breaking the shackle (weight rating will decrease a lot without screwing shackle together) and damaging the threads with repeated pulling through chain. These aside, lighter duty use should be great.
I thought of it being used for littler stuff.
PS. Quick release shackles are also called snap shackles.
WARNING <br>This is NOT a quick release shackle. These things do exist : ask any shipchandler (or Home Depot for that matter). <br>A quick release shackle is very effective, it holds a big load and is designed to release safely the load under its maximum pull. It is widely used in sailing for this reason. <br>This contraption is DANGEROUS as it holds the load by chance of unstable equilibrium. If you have a load of any significance the pin may slip at any time : a tape as show does not prove anything. The shackle used should hold a load of around 500 kilos to one metric ton (depending on the maker's specifications). <br>A pin on a regular shackle as shown should always be screwed. If not any shaky movement in the contraption and the load will break loose. <br>Again I'm sorry to say this Instructable is downright DANGEROUS.
Here is where i bought my metal shackle/quick release! http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog/servlet/Search?storeId=10051&amp;langId=-1&amp;catalogId=10053&amp;keyword=metal+shackle&amp;Ns=None&amp;Ntpr=1&amp;Ntpc=1&amp;selectedCatgry=Search+All

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