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How to Measure and Cut Chain

how to measure and cut chain

How to Measure Chain

Let’s get started on how to measure and cut chain.

  • Wire Diameter or Material Size– the diameter or thickness of the wire or material used to make the link
  • Inside Link Width– the distance between the sides of the inside of the link. Also called Eye.
  • When measuring a length of chain to be cut, be sure to use the link past the last measurement for the cut as that link will no longer be useable.
  • Each product on our site will include an image showing the measurement locations for that specific product.

Welded and Decorative

  • Inside Link Length – the distance between the top and bottom of the inside of the link. Also called Pitch.

Weldless

  • Inside Link Length – the distance between the ends of the inside of the link. Also called Pitch. For weldless chain, be sure to include the twists as a part of the link.
Measure Welded Chain
Measure Sash Chain
Measure Single Jack Chain
Measure Double Jack Chain
Measure Single Loop Chain
Measure Double Loop Chain

How to Cut Chain

  • Make sure to cut the link after the last one you need based on your measurements.
  • The type of tool you use to cut your chain will depend on the material size, the grade of chain, and the finish or treatment on it.

 

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