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How to Open and Customize the Length of Your Chain

Single Jack and Decor Chain

Trying to resize chain to fit your needs? It may seem like a daunting task requiring manufacturing capabilities, however, you can actually do this at home. You can add or take away as many chain links as needed. This technique will allow you to customize the size of the chain you have purchased.

Tools Needed:

  • Safety Glasses
  • Chain
  • Chain Opening Pliers

 

Learn how with the steps below:

How to Properly Open Deco Chain
  1. First, take the single jack chain or decor chain and lay it flat facing you. This will help you determine where you want to add or remove chain.
  2. Next, pick up the chain, making sure you do not twist it. Place your pliers in the middle of the chain link you want to alter. Slowly open the pliers while they are in the center of the chain link.
  3. Start to wedge the pliers higher and higher up the chain-link section until it opens. Make sure you do not twist the chain or the pliers. If you twist it, the chain could break or become incorrectly altered.
  4. If you are adding more chain, this is where you will connect the links. Once you have connected both chains (or removed the chain link), use the pliers (or a hammer) to close the chain link so it does not fall apart.

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