The come along tool is also called a ratchet lever hoist and is used for tasks that require difficult working orientations. The come along tool is used in lifting, pulling, or binding tasks. To use a come-along when tightening bindings that secure materials together, just remember to continue operating the lever until the binding steel wire or rope gets tight. Move the lever one or two more times to further tighten it. You can then carefully disengage the come along from the binding.