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Pewag 1/2" (12mm) Security Chain Kit - 4 ft Chain & Viro Padlock

Pewag 1/2" (12mm) Security Chain Kit - 4 ft Chain & Viro Padlock
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Pewag 1/2" (12mm) Security Chain Kit - 4 ft Chain & Viro Padlock
SKU: PW-56847-K4
SALE PRICE:$134.38
  • 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

2 Questions & 2 Answers
from Nashville, TN asked:
February 4, 2019
Will this chain fit through a 1.5" hole? Do you offer a kit with 5' or 6' chain?
1 Answer
This chain is approximately 1.67" wide, so no, it would not fit though a 1.5" hole. The smaller 10mm (3/8") size will, as it is only 13.8" wide, and you can view that chain here.

We offer many different kits with Pewag security chain and padlocks. We recommend you click here to view all of the kits we offer.
Submitted by: WRS on February 4, 2019

from Michigan asked:
May 9, 2018
Do you include or at least sell the cover for the chain so it does not scratch up wheels?
1 Answer
Yes, we do offer the chafe sleeve and it is very popular. You can view it by clicking here.
Submitted by: WRS on May 9, 2018

Product Reviews

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By Brian
San Francisco, California USA
Works Great as a Bike Lock
June 9, 2019
It's probably overkill as a bike lock for most places, but not where I live--San Francisco, in a sketchy neighborhood.

I leave my bike locked outside overnight. I've had three bikes stolen in SF. The previous lock was an Abus Bordo GRANIT X Plus 6500, which was pretty good & lasted a couple of months, in spite of several attempts, but ultimately they got the bike.

I use this chain lock as well as a Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini U-Lock. I hoping that these two locks will keep my bike safe. I also intertwine one of the spokes in the Viro to discourage them from going after the bike (because they would have to cut one of the spokes).
ProsIt's a heckuva lock.
ConsHeavy. I wear the lock chain as a bandolier, and you can really feel the weight. Also, the chain is so heavy that it knocks and chips the paint off when it hits the bike's frame because the sleeve doesn't quite cover the entire chain.
By Dan
Las Vegas, NV
Overkill!!! In a Good Way...
February 28, 2019
Wow! Mr T would have had a hard time holding this thing up around his neck back in the day! This could easily double as a boat anchor...there's no way anyone can cut thru this unless you have a torch and a lot of time. Great chain and lock. I'm using it to secure my flatbed trailer to my truck hitch.
Merchant Response:Thanks for the thorough review Dan!
ProsHeavy heavy duty. Super nice finish and I expect it to last a long, long time. I think it's going to be intimidating to the average thief and they will walk on by.
ConsHeavy heavy duty! The 1/2" links are pretty big so if you are limited in space, maybe look at the 3/8" chain.
By Rod
January 6, 2019
I'm impressed with this lock and Pewag chain. My neighbor, Mr Hotshot, said he got something that cut that like butter... so I told him if he cut that, he can have the trailer. So he came back with one of the biggest bolt cutters I have ever seen. He looked at me and the chain and said you nervous? NOPE! He put that bolt cutter on, and a cop drove up, turn on his lights on us! So I explain to him what was going on, of course, he agreed with my neighbor. Thinking that those big bolt cutters were going to cut right through the chain. All I could do is laugh. They both said holy crap! The cop was pretty impressed with the chain and lock, he has never seen or heard of VIRO and Pewag! My hotshot neighbor walked home with is big bolt cutters crying! THANK YOU!
ProsAll pros!



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