Chains

Chains are a series of pieces called links and are most commonly made from metal, often found in either link or bead format. These links are intertwined to create the chain and provide high tensile strength.

Chain structures vary in size, link length, width and thickness and are all factors to consider when buying chain for any application. The various materials and coating of the chains mean they are ideal for indoor and outdoor use.

When using chain in industry the lifting load value is crucial to ensure a safe working environment. Chains can be used for lifting, pulling, security and more.

What is a chain link?

Chain links or chain repair links are individual steel links that are designed to join 2 pieces of chain together, to repair broken links or to extend long or short link chain.

Types of Chain Linking Hardware

Quick Repair Links - Quick links have a small opening in them which is covered by a nut. To make a connection the nut is unscrewed to expose the opening, the connecting chains' link is inserted, and the nut screwed back into place again. No tooling is necessary.

Spring Link - Spring links have a small hinged spring section in them for easy connection and disconnection. The hinged section is pressed open to insert rope or chain. Once released the hinged section springs shut providing a secure connection. Also available with swivel action to prevent tangling. Spring links are versatile and have a wide range of uses at work and in home and leisure.

Spring Hook - Spring hooks consist of an open hook terminated with a connecting hook. The connecting hook has a hinged spring latch that opens when pressed to insert rope or chain.

Swivel Snap Hook - Swivel snap hooks consist of a connecting hook with a hinged spring latch that enables easy insertion of rope, chain or straps. The connecting hook is terminated with a connecting link and has a swivelling action which prevents tangling. Swivel snap hooks can be used in a wide range of applications

Quick links, spring links, spring hooks and swivel snap hooks are made from stainless steel and are available with corrosion-resistant finishes including galvanised, zinc and nickel platings making them suitable for outdoor use. These links and hooks are available with a range of link diameters and lengths to suit a range of chains and applications.


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RS Stock No. 506-7339
BrandRS PRO
SGD12.21
1 Bag of 10
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Bead Brass Chrome Plated 3.2mm - - - 300mm
RS Stock No. 397-5036
BrandRS PRO
SGD4.17
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- Steel Nickel Plated 19mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 506-7323
BrandRS PRO
SGD12.63
1 Bag of 10
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Bead Brass Chrome Plated 3.2mm - - - 300mm
RS Stock No. 752-408
BrandRS PRO
SGD36.75
1 Box of 10 Metre(s)
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Link Steel Zinc Plated 2.5mm 14mm 4.5mm 37 kg 10m
RS Stock No. 750-575
BrandRS PRO
SGD2.207
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- Steel Zinc Plated 3.5mm 36mm - - -
RS Stock No. 752-470
BrandRS PRO
SGD68.79
1 Box of 10 Metre(s)
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Link Steel Zinc Plated 5mm 21mm 9mm 135 kg 10m
RS Stock No. 752-458
BrandRS PRO
SGD50.88
1 Box of 10 Metre(s)
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Link Steel Zinc Plated 4mm 19mm 7.2mm 100 kg 10m
RS Stock No. 750-468
BrandRS PRO
SGD86.18
1 Box of 10 Metre(s)
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Link Steel Galvanised 6.6mm 25mm 10.8mm 145 kg 10m
RS Stock No. 470-761
BrandRS PRO
SGD12.75
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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- Steel Galvanised 7.9mm 102mm - - -
RS Stock No. 752-464
BrandRS PRO
SGD44.00
1 Box of 10 Metre(s)
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Link Steel Zinc Plated 4mm 32mm 7.2mm 85 kg 10m
RS Stock No. 750-626
BrandRS PRO
SGD5.182
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- Steel Zinc Plated 8mm 75mm - - -
RS Stock No. 752-492
BrandRS PRO
SGD107.65
1 Box of 10 Metre(s)
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Link Steel Zinc Plated 6.5mm 25mm 9mm 140 kg 10m
RS Stock No. 750-424
BrandRS PRO
SGD47.50
1 Box of 10 Metre(s)
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Link Steel Galvanised 4mm 19mm 7.2mm 100 kg 10m
RS Stock No. 750-430
BrandRS PRO
SGD42.85
1 Box of 10 Metre(s)
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Link Steel Galvanised 4mm 32mm 7.2mm 85 kg 10m
RS Stock No. 750-496
BrandRS PRO
SGD34.29
1 Box of 10 Metre(s)
Box(es)
Link Steel Japanned 2.5mm 14mm 4.5mm 37 kg 10m
RS Stock No. 750-389
BrandRS PRO
SGD34.00
1 Box of 10 Metre(s)
Box(es)
Link Steel Galvanised 2.5mm 14mm 4.5mm 37 kg 10m
RS Stock No. 750-547
BrandRS PRO
SGD50.48
1 Box of 10 Metre(s)
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Link Steel Japanned 5mm 35mm 9mm 130 kg 10m
RS Stock No. 470-765
BrandRS PRO
SGD30.432
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
- Steel Galvanised 5.8mm 75mm - - -
RS Stock No. 752-414
BrandRS PRO
SGD30.17
1 Box of 10 Metre(s)
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Link Steel Zinc Plated 2.5mm 24mm 4.5mm 30 kg 10m
RS Stock No. 750-480
BrandRS PRO
SGD91.02
1 Box of 10 Metre(s)
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Link Steel Galvanised 7mm 38mm 14.75mm 200 kg 10m