PDA

View Full Version : Chains



butcher2
10-01-2008, 01:59 PM
Does anyone know of a good place to purchase chains? I want to order them from elitefts but shipping tends to get rather expensive at $40 a pop for the complete set. Is there any alternatives such as Menards or Scheels that may carry something similiar or a possibility of me making them on my own for cheaper?

I know that the chain has to be deloaded on the bottom, and I'm not really sure as to how I would go about doing that.

Lones Green
10-01-2008, 02:12 PM
hardware store?

Travis Bell
10-01-2008, 02:15 PM
most places won't have 5/8" chain. By the time you add it up, Elite's prices are pretty darn competitive actually

Brad08
10-01-2008, 02:19 PM
check out a rigging place, or someplace that sells harbor/marina stuff

AJ Roberts
10-01-2008, 02:44 PM
Elite's chains are also coated in a special paint so that they won't rust.

johnnyo_99
10-01-2008, 02:55 PM
1st-chainsupply.com/chain/wlifting_chain

these are lowest cost on the web, go with 1/2" and you get more pounds/$

Detard
10-01-2008, 03:47 PM
Find a local rigging shop near you. I did and saved a TON of money on chains. I also went to the docks and got some really thick chains used as boat anchors. They were a little rusty, but they are heavy as ****.

butcher2
10-02-2008, 12:46 PM
I decided to go with the chains from elite. I'm going to find some 5/8's or so incase I need more 20 lb links locally. Shipping is just too expensive at 50 a pop.

smokinHawk
10-02-2008, 01:47 PM
Elite's chains are also coated in a special paint so that they won't rust.

i got mine from ironwoody's
a tab bit cheaper then elites

and that coating they have on it sucks, it comes off and makes a mess on the floor.
most chains are chromated so they wont rust.

Brad08
10-02-2008, 01:49 PM
I can't imagine paying for someone to ship me a big heavy-ass pile of chain. It's gotta be ridiculously expensive.

Hazerboy
10-02-2008, 07:14 PM
Yeah your best bet is usually to find someone who will give you a few lengths of old, crappy chains for free.

I say that, but i'm still looking XD

drew
10-03-2008, 06:22 AM
Scrap yard, junk yard, rigging houses.

HICK
10-03-2008, 12:49 PM
Google west side barbell and go to louies equipment . His got 3/4" for $100,AND 5/8" FOR $80 and the shipping was under $20 for both,I wish thats what I did because I ended up with about $75 in a home made set out of 1/2".

Sensei
10-03-2008, 03:30 PM
I really like the chains I've bought from elitefts.com and their prices are really competitive even compared to online stores that specialize in chain.

You could also buy tow chain from hardware stores like Lowe's or Menards. Around here they usually carry 3/8" tow chain in 14' lengths that are about 20lbs each. You can fold them over once (for 7') or twice (for about 4' lengths) so w. a connector chain they will completely deload at the bottom.

Ben Moore
10-03-2008, 04:28 PM
check out a rigging place, or someplace that sells harbor/marina stuff

+1 - I told brad about the place here in town. 10' of 1/2" for $25. Can't beat it.