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Pewag 1/2" (12mm) Galvanized Square Security Chain - #56847

Pewag 1/2" (12mm) Galvanized Square Security Chain - #56847
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Pewag 1/2" (12mm) Galvanized Square Security Chain - #56847Pewag 1/2" (12mm) Galvanized Square Security Chain - #56847Pewag 1/2" (12mm) Galvanized Square Security Chain - #56847
SKU: PW-56847MPN: 56847
1 - 24$15.80
25 + $14.22
PRICE PER:Linear Foot
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  • Made in Austria

Product Description

What Kind Of Chain Is This?
Perhaps you've heard of Pewag's now famous "3012" chain. Well, that chain 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 have adopted 3012 as a security chain, Pewag realized it could be even better with an anti-corrosion finish. It took a few months, but now we finally have this new version of 1/2" security chain by Pewag. 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 is very similar, except it's 2 mm larger (12 mm or 0.472" to be exact). This makes it beefier and even tougher to cut. But don't worry, if you still want the original 3012 1/2" Black Security Chain, we still offer it.

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.

  • 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.


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Questions & Answers

7 Questions & 7 Answers
from Eugene, OR asked:
February 11, 2018
Is this chain the same as 3012?
1 Answer
We get this question a lot. The answer is essentially, yes. The only significant difference is this new chain (#56847) has a galvanized finish and holds up better in the weather. Otherwise, the two chains are practically identical in terms of HRC and dimensions.
Submitted by: Westech Rigging Supply on February 11, 2018

S. Wallace
from Pikeville, KY asked:
August 22, 2018
Does the chafe sleeve cover the entire length of whatever length chain is ordered?
1 Answer
For this particular chain, if you order the chafe sleeve as an option, then yes. We supply chafe sleeve to match the length of chain that you order. If you would rather order the chafe sleeve in a different length, you can do so here.
Submitted by: WRS on August 22, 2018

from Lynchburg,VA asked:
August 12, 2018
What's the strength of this chain?
1 Answer
Unlike lashing and lifting chains (such as Grade 70, Grade 100), security chain is not rated in terms of tensile strength, rather the emphasis is on hardness. This chain is surface hardened to 62 HRC. Its Breaking Strength will be several thousand pounds, but we do not have an exact number. We will reach out to Pewag and see if they can provide any further information, and if they can, we will post it here.
Submitted by: WRS on August 13, 2018

from Missouri asked:
May 21, 2018
Would I be able to fit a 16mm (5/8") shackle inside of a middle link or does the clearance not allow this placement?
1 Answer
Yes, a 16mm or 5/8" diameter pin will fit through, as the inside dimensions per link are 0.69"W x 1.77"L (approximately).
Submitted by: WRS on May 21, 2018

from Salt Lake City, UT asked:
February 11, 2018
The description mentions the Surface Hardness is 62 HRC. Can you tell me what the inside Hardness is?
1 Answer
The 12mm (1/2") size has a core hardness of 42 HRC and has held up extremely well--it's our #1 selling security chain. But, if you want a chain that is hardened all the way through, you may want to look at Peerless' 11mm Security Chain. It is hardened all the way through from 53-58 HRC.
Submitted by: Westech Rigging Supply on February 11, 2018

from BC asked:
January 27, 2018
What is the chain's link opening width (for both the 1/2" and 3/8")? My lock shank is approx. 28mm x 28mm.
1 Answer
This chain has inside dimensions of 0.69"W x 1.77"L. The 3/8" Pewag Chain has inside dimensions of 0.63"W x 1.51"L. This information, as well as additional information, is available on the Specifications and Attachments tabs on each item's page.
Submitted by: Westech Rigging Supply on January 27, 2018

from KNOXVILLE, TN asked:
December 25, 2017
I need 4 feet of this chain. Do you sell in small lengths?
1 Answer
Yes we sell by the linear foot. So if you want four feet, simply enter a quantity of 4 and add to cart.
Submitted by: Westech Rigging Supply on December 26, 2017

Product Reviews

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24% Recommend this product (4 of 17 responses)
By Devon
November 30, 2018
Great Chain for Keeping What's Yours, Yours
Impressively thick chain. I am guessing most impulsive thieves are going to take one look at it and just move onto something a bit easier to gnaw through. Make sure to pair it with an equally impressive lock.
ProsObviously tough to even the most casual observer.
ConsNot really a big con, but it's so obviously impressive someone may take a second look to see if whatever is locked up with it is worth the effort.
By Terry
November 30, 2018
Great service, the Pewag security chain is a MONSTER, WILL ORDER AGAIN!!!
By Kikaida
November 26, 2018
Security Pewag 12 mm
Heavy chain that will take minutes to cut with the grinder. Tough and solid that will break bolt cutters and hack saw teeth.
ProsSecurity and safe
By Steve
November 26, 2018
Best Chain
Shipped to Australia. Excellent customer service.
By Rob M.
Manitoba, Canada
September 29, 2018
This is the real deal!!
I couldn't be happier with this chain and chafe sleeve!! It's simply everything it is touted to be!! Westech's flawless service and communication is second to none!
ProsThe quality of this product is worth every cent!
By Patrick Wheatley
Novato ca
July 20, 2018
Very substantial chain. I don't need to worry about losing my property from my truck. I purchased the 2-1/2" sleeve for the Laclede 13mm. Very tight fit. I recommend going a size up to 3-1/2". I'm happy with this purchase.
ProsThe customer service at Westech is good and helpful.
By Delos Whitman
June 29, 2018
Great chain, VERY heavy duty
Price for this chain on here was almost half of what you can get it for other places. So it's a great deal for bike locks, container locks, etc.
ProsStrong as it gets
By Jan Fleming
June 23, 2018
Pewag and Viro lock are everything they are purported to be and more. It's like the jewelry of the rigging world. Perfectly made, incredibly sturdy, and the customer service from Jared was above and beyond. Super fast shipping. Couldn't be happier.
ProsEverything fits like a glove.
ConsGot 43ft in 1/2", so for a small woman it is a little heavy to handle.
By Chris
June 9, 2018
Not messing around
When you get this chain you are telling burglars, I am not messing around, don't bother trying to cut me. Great product.
ProsThis is the hardest chain on the market.
ConsIt is bulky, so have a long necked lock to loop the width of this chain.
By David D
June 4, 2018
Sweet chain
What else could you need? This chain is pretty big, heavy duty and tells anyone considering the idea - don't even bother. Is it impossible to cut with bolt cutters? It pretty much is, but power tools I would reckon you could, but it would draw so much attention any thief wouldn't bother trying. -- Now I want more of this chain!
May 28, 2018
Motorcycle Security
I bought this chain after seeing several reviews that I saw. Based on the hardness rating I consider it to be the best chain available for securing my motorcycle. It's a substantial chain. Six feet weighs about 16 lbs. Cost with shipping was $113. Very satisfied with the purchase. Well worth the investment.
By Andrew Newman
Middletown, CT
May 8, 2018
Exceptional as a Security Chain
This chain exceeds my expectations for toughness. I am using it as a security chain so only bought a small length. The fact that you can get it any length you need is a big advantage. While there are some specialized vendors that produce chains that exceed 12mm, I can't imagine needing a thicker chain (or enduring the extra weight).
ProsToughest chain I own.
ConsUnlike purpose-built security chains this chain doesn't have a long link so you need a lock that can accommodate two links in the shackle.
By Curtis
April 28, 2018
Great product great service
Great product great service
By Ricky Moore
March 31, 2018
Worth every cent.
Chain is perfect securing my bike, trailer, and portable generator. Durability is incredible against methods of breakage. Also fits my 342 and 362 shackle guard model padlocks perfectly. Plus, Westech, made it a easy-breezy smooth transaction.
ProsThe best accessible chain in the USA market.
ConsI need more chain!
By Joe Tucciarone
La Palma, California
March 3, 2018
The ultimate security chain.
This chain is the smallest, easiest to carry chain that can not be cut with hand tools: See YouTube videos. It even requires 2 cuts, each cut with a power grinder, and each cut takes 3 times longer than when cutting standard large chain. Perfect for at home or on a bike carrier. The galvanized finish is beautiful.
By Denice
Rancho Santa Margarita
February 25, 2018
Very Impressive
I purchased 12 ft of the Pewag 12mm chain, often used for security. It arrived quickly and was exactly as expected. A big, bad, "don't bother messing with me" chain. I used it on a recent trip to Palm Springs, to lock mountain bikes in the bed of my truck. We left the truck and spent hours walking around and having lunch, and I didn't worry once about the bikes. Over $10k worth of bikes, mind you. This chain is very good for peace of mind and nobody is going to use croppers to cut through it. It's big, with squared sides and has a hardness of 62 on the Rockwell hardness scale. The chain will break croppers. Only an angle grinder could get through the chain, and that is going to require 2 cuts at about a minute per cut. It'll be a very loud operation and create loads of sparks.
ProsSee above review
ConsOk, it's heavy
By Charles Rinehart
February 22, 2018
The best chain in the world!
Without question a great product.



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