This ratcheted wire strainer is used to join two wires. The wire is fed through the center of the ratchet spindle and tightened with a ratchet handle (RE-562). We use this on the end-brace assembly because unlike a crimp sleeve, it has the added benefit of being able to be tightened further in the future. This allows you to keep the end-brace taut at all times. Note the solid, spring loaded ratchet pin, which firmly holds the steel side straps together.