# Question - What does the grade of chain mean?

Answered by: Samuel Adams  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 28-06-2022  |  Views: 595  |  Total Questions: 14

### What is 3/8 chain rated?

https://www.1st-chainsupply.com/WLLchart.htm

Chain Strength Chart (Working Load Limit Comparisons) Chain Size Grade 30 Proof Coil (WLL in lbs) Dimensions Prices Gr 80 Alloy (WLL in lbs) Dimensions Prices 5/16 1, 900 4, 500 3/8 2, 650 7, 100 7/16 3, 700 - 1/2 4, 500 12, 000

### How much weight can a 3/8 chain hold?

Grade 80 & Grade 100 Alloy Chain Single Leg Sling Triple & Quad Leg Sling 5/16″ 5, 700 14, 800 3/8″ 8, 800 22, 900 1/2″ 15, 000 39, 000 5/8″ 22, 600 58, 700

### How do you determine a chain grade?

https://lacledechain.com/blog/how-to-identify-chain/

First, all of Laclede's domestic chain is stamped about every six links to help you identify the grade of chain. Just look for the “L” and then the number after it. Each number following the “L” corresponds with a grade of chain. On grade 70 this can also show that the chains are DOT approved!

### What is Grade 100 chain?

Grade 100 chain was specifically designed to for the rigorous requirements of overhead lifting applications. Grade 100 Chain is a Premium quality high strength alloy steel. Grade 100 Chain has a 20 percent increase in working load limit as compared to a similar size chain in Grade 80.

### How is chain measured?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chain_(unit)

The chain is a unit of length equal to 66 feet (22 yards). It is subdivided into 100 links or 4 rods. There are 10 chains in a furlong, and 80 chains in one statute mile. In metric terms, it is 20. 1168 m long.

### Is cable or chain stronger?

https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/121233/which-is-stronger-wire-rope-or-chain

One link in 250 is greater than along the length of a cable. Chain is more rugged than a cable.. so in rough use a chain is a better choice but for safety sake and pure strength a cable is stronger.

### What is a log chain?

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Log+chain

Log chain. Stout chain used for tying heavy loads to a wagon and for hitching a team to an implement or automobile that needed to be to be pulled from the mud.

### How do you measure a log chain?

Measure a structural chain (for chandeliers or other decorative items) by taking a tape measure from one end of the chain to the other. If the chain is longer than your tape measure, you can find the length with individual link measures. Measure from one end of an individual link to the other end of that same link.

### What chain size do I need?

https://bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/3062/how-can-i-tell-which-size-chain-my-bike-uses

4 Answers. If you are using a bike with a derailleur the number of cogs on the rear hub will determine the chain size you will need. They are always 3/32" chains. You can get a 5/6/7-speed, 8-speed, 9-speed, or 10-speed chains.

### What is high test chain?

High Test – Grade 43. High test grade 43 chain is used for load binding, towing and logging. It is a higher strength carbon steel and can be purchased galvinized or self-colored. High test chain can be sold either in a drum or per foot price. It is not to be used for overhead lifting.

### How much weight can a chain hold?

Welded Chain Specifications – Transport Chain (Grade 70) Trade Size In Inches Working* Load Limit Lbs. Weight per Foot In Lbs. 1/4 3, 150. 63 5/16 4, 700. 93 3/8 6, 600 1. 41 1/2 11, 300 2. 40

### How strong is a chain?

https://ell.stackexchange.com/questions/132008/what-is-the-meaning-of-the-quote-a-chain-is-only-as-s

It doesn't matter how strong the other 99 links are. If just one link is weak, the chain will break. The overall strength of a chain is not the strength of the strongest link, or even of the average link. The overall strength of a chain is the strength of the weakest link.

### What is trade chain size?

https://www.chain-cable.com/welded-chains/

PROOF COIL WELDED CHAINS Trade Size Inches Material Diam. Length 100 Lks In. 3/16 7/32 99 1/4 9/32 104 5/16 11/32 114