Pewag 1/2" (12mm) Galvanized Square Security Chain - #56847
- USUALLY SHIPS: 1 - 2 Days
- Made in Austria
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.
- 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.
* Dimensional data provided here is nominal and subject to change without notice.
Breaking Strength (lbs)
22,931 (102 kN)
Weight / ft (lbs)
Questions & Answers
With Pewag's new chain specs, the inside link width on the 10mm chain is narrower, and appears to no longer fit the 37/80 padlock.
Please keep an eye on the specifications tab for each chain size (unique on each item page), as the dimensional specs of this chain have changed slightly, and may change again. We will continue to monitor for any changes from the factory and keep our site as current as possible. For most users, the dimensional changes are negligible, but for some it could be the difference between their padlock of choice fitting or not.
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.
I know its not foolproof, but it would take quite a bit of time to cut with a portable grinder. The best option might be a blowtorch of some kind. Anyway, its pretty much the best I can do.
Shipping was quick, and very fairly priced for 22 lbs of chain. And I have to say, the woman I spoke to in customer service was super helpful and friendly.
Excellent overall experience.
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