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WhateverItTakes
12-26-2009, 05:25 PM
I am looking for new 5/8" chain. Where is the cheapest place online to purchase it? Thanks!

KarstenDD
12-26-2009, 06:43 PM
Go to a scrap yard.

Detard
12-26-2009, 06:53 PM
Go to the shipping ports, truck yards, scrap yards, warehouse complexes in industrial areas...etc. Gotta get creative bro

JK1
12-26-2009, 08:07 PM
http://www.1st-chainsupply.com/chain/wlifting_chain.htm

Cheapest place I've found unless you live near a shipyard and can get it used.

slashkills
12-26-2009, 09:52 PM
How much poundage would someone with a 300lb squat need? how are prices at home depot or lowes? I dont wanna spend the 100 buck at efs for 20lbs of chain.

teeroy
12-26-2009, 10:37 PM
How much poundage would someone with a 300lb squat need? how are prices at home depot or lowes? I dont wanna spend the 100 buck at efs for 20lbs of chain.

About 3/4 of the way down Louie talks about how much chain to use. For 300lb you would use 1 set of 5/8" chain which adds about 40lb at the top.

http://westside-barbell.com/westside-articles/PDF.Files/04PDF/Chains%20and%20Bands.pdf

Neither the Lowe's or Home Depot by my house carry 5/8" chain. They only have 3/8" chain so I'm trying to figure out where to get some 5/8" chain too. The stuff on the internet is just crazy expensive. I'm currently using 3/8" chain I got from Lowe's for about $3.50/foot. I'm thinking of getting another set of 3/8" which will be slightly over 5/8" and calling it close enough.

KarstenDD
12-26-2009, 11:24 PM
People. There are still junk yards and scrap yards around. Find them. I bought 180 pounds of like 3/4" chain for $90.

JK1
12-27-2009, 12:28 AM
People. There are still junk yards and scrap yards around. Find them. I bought 180 pounds of like 3/4" chain for $90.

Not around where i live. I checked everyone for miles. The biggest chain they had was 1/2 inch.

Lowes, home depot, and local hardware stores have nothing bigger than 3/8 inch unless you get lucky.

WhateverItTakes
12-27-2009, 06:53 AM
Unfortunatly I don't have a junk or scrap yard around where I live either. I haven't checked home depot in a while, but they are some what expensive and I don't think they carry 5/8, maybe only 3/8. How long should each length of 5/8" chain be? And how many of them would you need in order for it to weigh 40lbs? Thanks!

JK1
12-27-2009, 09:42 AM
Unfortunatly I don't have a junk or scrap yard around where I live either. I haven't checked home depot in a while, but they are some what expensive and I don't think they carry 5/8, maybe only 3/8. How long should each length of 5/8" chain be? And how many of them would you need in order for it to weigh 40lbs? Thanks!

use 5 foot lengths. 2 of them should weigh about 39-43 lbs depending on the size of your "helper" chain.

WhateverItTakes
12-27-2009, 11:41 AM
use 5 foot lengths. 2 of them should weigh about 39-43 lbs depending on the size of your "helper" chain.

Sounds good. Thank you

Robert Crawford
01-02-2010, 12:08 PM
I buy my chain and quick links at my local Ace Hardware. The prices are good. Service is great.

I like 3/8" chain better than heavier chain because the 3/8" link folds nicely which its on the floor. I have four pair with 3/8" which add up to 202 lbs. I have a few extra lengths of 3/8" which give me another 45 lbs. for a total of 250 lbs. of chain.

I also have some 10 lbs and 5 lbs. standard plates (1 1/8" center hole) which I hang on the chain if I want more than 250 lbs. of chain resistance.

Works great.

Robert Crawford

ehubbard
01-02-2010, 01:08 PM
I buy my chain and quick links at my local Ace Hardware. The prices are good. Service is great.

I like 3/8" chain better than heavier chain because the 3/8" link folds nicely which its on the floor. I have four pair with 3/8" which add up to 202 lbs. I have a few extra lengths of 3/8" which give me another 45 lbs. for a total of 250 lbs. of chain.

I also have some 10 lbs and 5 lbs. standard plates (1 1/8" center hole) which I hang on the chain if I want more than 250 lbs. of chain resistance.

Works great.

Robert Crawford

I picked up a box of 3/8 chain which had 30 ft in it at Home Creepo and it didnt seem to weigh more than 40 lbs. How long are your 3/8 chains?

SoCoBarbell
01-02-2010, 02:15 PM
3/8 chain from home depot is fine. That's all we use all that matters is how much chain weight there is on the bar and how much deloads. I bought 2 boxes to start with each box has 30 ft. I made the guy there cut it for me into 5 ft pieces. Each 5 ft piece weighs 7 pounds so a box will give you a total of 42 pounds. We now have 6 boxes worth totalling 252 pounds.

shawno
01-02-2010, 03:32 PM
Found this place. Haven't order anything myself.

http://www.mfrexpress.com/12x20-g7-binder-transport-chain-free-shipping-p-186.html?zenid=gd685a4jeavh4upeqggm9p1fg2

slashkills
01-02-2010, 05:19 PM
3/8 chain from home depot is fine. That's all we use all that matters is how much chain weight there is on the bar and how much deloads. I bought 2 boxes to start with each box has 30 ft. I made the guy there cut it for me into 5 ft pieces. Each 5 ft piece weighs 7 pounds so a box will give you a total of 42 pounds. We now have 6 boxes worth totalling 252 pounds.

Ill be doing this

KoSh
03-07-2010, 10:49 AM
1st Chain Supply, it doesn't look like the small chain is adjustable at all... Is that true? I'm just wondering if I could pop a caribeaner (massacred that word) on there and make it so I can adjust the length. That price isn't too bad considering. 3/8 chain set up at Home Depot would run me much more and would wind up being about the same weight.

jackh
03-07-2010, 11:09 AM
they sell pretty cheap chain at mcmaster-carr

http://www.mcmaster.com/#chain/=647dd0

search for part number 3592T22
This one is about 4lbs/foot and is $7.65/ft

AdamBAG
03-08-2010, 08:48 AM
they sell pretty cheap chain at mcmaster-carr

http://www.mcmaster.com/#chain/=647dd0

search for part number 3592T22
This one is about 4lbs/foot and is $7.65/ft

I believe that McMaster also has really cheap shipping (relatively) because they ship everything "freight" instead of ground. I'm planning to order some chain from them for my home gym and I'll let you guys know what it costs me in shipping for 5/8" chain.

KoSh
03-08-2010, 09:04 AM
McMaster seems comparable to 1st Chain Supply. McMaster's doesn't come with the full set up, and charges shipping.

1st Chain is $129.99 with no shipping charge for a set of 5/8 chain set up WITH the small chain and caribiners included.

Seems pretty much dead nuts as far as costs go, depending on shipping.

KoSh
03-08-2010, 09:24 AM
And actually, looking at EliteFTS, their set up doesn't seem too expensive. 105+45 S&H for a 50lb setup. Seems ballpark witht he rest of them. I just contacted McMaster via email and should have a reply soon on what costs would be for one full set up with shipping. I'll post when I get an answer.

AdamBAG
03-08-2010, 09:39 AM
Well, I think I can buy the guide chain and a caribiner (spelling?) cheaper at the home depot a couple of miles from my house. So I imagine I'll just order from the place than can get the 5/8" cheaper.

KoSh
03-08-2010, 10:41 AM
McMaster's customer service is pretty much useless.

I gave them pretty specific ideas on the stuff I'd need and what shipping may cost and the response I get is:

"All our available chain is listed on our website. Iím sorry but we are unable to make a suggestion for your application."

I just emailed back with a "Seriously? You can't even help me figure out how much shipping will run me?"

Sensei
03-08-2010, 11:25 AM
Some places won't want to cut and ship chain to your needs. Not surprising.

3/8" tow chain at Lowes/Menards etc will do the job. Most tow chain I've bought comes in 14' lengths - if you fold it into thirds and then have a connector chain (or rope) to run up to the barbell sleeves, it will do the job nicely.

robchris
03-08-2010, 06:07 PM
Kosh,
Check out APT bro... You can get a complete 5/8" set for $124.95! This includes 3/16" connector chain w 1/4" carabineer totaling about 42lbs.

S&H included... I buy from them all the time and thier customer service is good also! Another good one is TOPPER SUPPLY... This is who WSB uses!

Again turn-key, full set of chain, ready to use out the box!
RC

KoSh
03-09-2010, 05:34 AM
Kosh,
Check out APT bro... You can get a complete 5/8" set for $124.95! This includes 3/16" connector chain w 1/4" carabineer totaling about 42lbs.

S&H included... I buy from them all the time and thier customer service is good also! Another good one is TOPPER SUPPLY... This is who WSB uses!

Again turn-key, full set of chain, ready to use out the box!
RC

APT is $124+17 shipping (which isn't bad) but it's more expensive than 1st chain supply. I may order from them anyways because I really like APT's stuff and I've never had a problem with them (sans all the stuff that's out of stock all the time.)