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Pewag 1/2" (12mm) Security Chain Kit - 12 ft Chain & Viro Padlock

Pewag 1/2" (12mm) Security Chain Kit - 12 ft Chain & Viro PadlockPewag 1/2" (12mm) Security Chain Kit - 12 ft Chain & Viro PadlockPewag 1/2" (12mm) Security Chain Kit - 12 ft Chain & Viro PadlockPewag 1/2" (12mm) Security Chain Kit - 12 ft Chain & Viro PadlockPewag 1/2" (12mm) Security Chain Kit - 12 ft Chain & Viro Padlock
SKU: PW-56847-K12


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  • USUALLY SHIPS: 1 - 2 Days
  • Made in Austria / Italy

Product Description

What Kind Of Chain Is This?
Perhaps you've heard of Pewag's now famous "3012" chain. Well, that chain is no longer available. It is a traction chain, and while it makes for a very strong and imposing security chain, it is prone to surface rust. It has no rust-prohibitive finish on it, because whatever surface rust accumulates really makes no difference in its service life as a traction chain. But since so many people adopted 3012 as a security chain, Pewag realized it could be even better with an anti-corrosion finish. Enter Pewag's new and improved 1/2" Security Chain--#56847. Same hardness, same toughness, now with an electro-galvanized finish. You may already be familiar with Pewag's 3/8" Square Case Hardened Security Chain--we literally sell a ton of it. This chain (#56847) is very similar, except it's 2mm larger (12mm or 0.472" to be exact). This makes it beefier and even tougher to cut.

This Is The Chain You've Been Hearing About
Whether on YouTube (click on the Video tab), a website forum or just word of mouth, you may have already heard about this chain. It's in high demand and available to you right here from Westech Rigging Supply.

What About The Lock?
This is Pewag's newest Viro padlock, which was hand picked to work with their 1/2" security chain--it's a true, high-security padlock, not something from the local hardware store. Its beefy design will certainly be a deterrent to any potential thief--it weighs just over 2 lbs. You may not want to put it in your pocket, but you'll be happy to secure your precious equipment with it. The lock body is made from a combination of brass and hardened steel that not only looks good, but also holds up well to the elements. Supplied with two Viro Top Security profile nickel-plated brass keys. We know you will be impressed!

  • Square, case-hardened links
  • Cannot be cut with bolt cutters--square link shape does not allow bolt cutters to get a proper bite, which prevents them from cutting the chain
  • Requires tremendous effort to cut, a great theft deterrent
  • Electro-galvanized finish for corrosion protection
  • Chain Hardness: 62 HRC Min.
  • Heavy-duty padlock protects the lock pin from being accessed, forcing a potential thief to deal with the hardened security chain
  • Lock body is electro-galvanized for corrosion protection, very durable, heavy-duty design
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Questions & Answers

1 Question & 1 Answer
from Enterprise, AL asked:
June 30, 2018
If I purchase a chain kit that only comes with one lock, should I choose "Keyed Different" or "Keyed Alike"?
1 Answer
For just one kit, you would choose "Keyed Different". You only need "Keyed Alike" if you plan to buy multiple kits or locks and you want them all to use the same key.
Submitted by: WRS on June 30, 2018

Product Reviews

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By Gary
Safe and Secure
April 23, 2020
The chain and lock are impressive. Some say it may actually cause some added attention to thieves and I agree but if you're securing something of value it's worth it. No chain and lock will keep your valuables secure 100% of the time, it's simply just a deterrent. The better your deterrent is, the better the chance thieves will move on to the next target, kind of the same as if you're being chased by a bear. You don't have to be the fastest in the bunch, just don't be the slowest. Also, if you're looking at the chain price and thinking you've got a pretty decent lock already so you can save some money, make sure that your lock shackle is properly guarded because a thief will look for the weakest link to cut and that may be that sweet Master lock you thought looked indestructible. Also consider how easily that old trusty lock can be picked, many hardware store locks are easily opened with very little effort by amateur lock pickers. You'll be bummed out when you come back to see your valuables missing as well as your expensive security chain when just a little more cash on a purpose-built lock may have deterred the thief altogether. The Viro locks are designed for this purpose, once that chain is locked the thief won't be able to access the lock's shackle which, outside of an angle grinder, there won't be much they can use to cut it.

My only gripe is that nobody seems to offer a rubber chafe sleeve as an option. Despite the chain being electro-galvanized it can still rust. An employee at Pewag told me if you're trying to prevent any rust on the chain, a rubber chafe sleeve would be better than nylon. Just make sure you lock it facing sleeve ends down to keep water from getting in the sleeve itself. Some say they used a bike inner tube but that's not so easy when you have longer lengths of chain to work with. A standard sized tube is almost impossible to get over the chain further than 2 or 3 links and even if you can get it on you still have to piece multiple tubes together. I for example have a 12ft length of chain to cover, it's going to be a challenge. Due to the timing with Covid-19, all bike shops are closed in my state and getting a bike tube manufacturer to go take measurements of deflated tube widths isn't happening so I suppose I will have to wait on that. No matter the chafe sleeve material, I highly recommend one even if you're not worried about scratching up your valuables. Pewag pointed out to me that when a thief attempts to cut through the chain with a grinder/cut off wheel, the nylon or rubber chafe sleeve will gum up their equipment which slows the cutting process, increasing the chance someone will notice what is going on.

As for Westech Rigging, I'd give them an A . They offer the best price in the US on this chain, hands down. It amazed me to see how many people are trying to sell new or used lengths of this chain on eBay for far more than Westech charges. Shipping was fast and their customer service reps are very courteous. As of the time I'm writing this the policy is free shipping on orders over $199, I wish they'd mention this more clearly instead of having to go half way through check out to see this as that makes a decent difference when you're trying to do price comparisons or you're on a budget. Of course their policies and promotions can change so don't just assume it'll ship for free, double check.

The bottom line is that the rule of thumb on securing valuable items is you should budget 10% of your item's cost for securing it. The mountain bike I'm securing was about $4k so $300 on a lock and chain to make sure the bike is still there when I get to it makes sense and to me is worth every penny.
Merchant Response:Awesome, thorough review, thanks Gary! We're sure others will find it helpful too.
ProsProvides peace of mind. The chain looks like a job to get through it as it truly would be. Most would-be thieves will take a hard pass on anything secured with this chain and lock combo.
ConsNone. Some say the higher weight or the price but that comes with the territory so to speak.



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