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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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  • USUALLY SHIPS: 1 - 2 Days
  • 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 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.


Chain Diameter
Length (ft)
Per Foot
Breaking Strength (lbs)
22,931 (102 kN)
Overall Length
Overall Width
Inside Length
Inside Width
Weight / ft (lbs)

Questions & Answers

10 Questions & 12 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

from Marietta, GA asked:
April 11, 2019
Is each quantity of chain one linear foot or do I have to specify the footage I want elsewhere?  I only need two feet of chain with the protective sleeve.
1 Answer
The chain is sold by the linear foot, and if you want a two foot section, simply put a quantity of 2 in the box.  We only cut chain into pieces if requested by the customer.
Submitted by: WRS on April 11, 2019

from Ste-Martine, Province of Quebec, Canada asked:
April 11, 2019
Will your chain fit into my padlock Abloy 362?  If yes, I will place an order including the sleeve.
1 Answer
We do not stock or sell Abloy padlocks, so we cannot do a test fit.  However, from looking at dimensions on the Abloy website, it appears the chain will fit.  The opening is said to be 30mm and the chain is only 12mm, so two links of chain side by side should fit.
Submitted by: WRS on April 11, 2019

from New York asked:
February 8, 2019
Will this chain work with an Abus 37RK/80 lock?
2 Answers
Although not offered for sale on our website, we do have one of these locks on hand, so we did a test fit. Unfortunately this chain will not fit because the design of this lock is for one single end link to nest inside the shackle and there is not room for the two 12mm links to sit side by side. It will, however, work with the Pewag 10mm Chain.
Submitted by: WRS on February 8, 2019

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.

Submitted by: WRS on November 20, 2019

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.
2 Answers
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

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.

Submitted by: WRS on November 20, 2019

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

33 Reviews
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61% Recommend this product (20 of 33 responses)
By Charles
Sarasota, FL
Without Question The Best Chain In The World
November 15, 2019
There are many square link security chains in the world, but Pewag is without question the best.
By Julio F.
Miami, FL
Solid Chain
September 5, 2019
Although this chain is a bit pricey, I decided to go with it because of all the great reviews, compared to others. Needed to secure a trailer best I could within reason. Paired this chain up with an Abloy PL350; combo should be a good deterrent for would be thieves.
ProsTough, price was right.
ConsNone so far.
By Eric
Bellingham, WA
This Chain is HEAVY! But It's What I Needed...
August 30, 2019
Having had my mountain bike stolen off the back of my car, and then seeing a real chain set up on another car, I knew when I finally replaced my bike, I'd have a "real" chain to secure it. While this chain is quite heavy (at 10' length), I don't think the 10mm / 3/8" chain would have been that much less - and it wouldn't have fit my hiplok u-lock I'm using around my trailer hitch to secure the system. It barely fit in the used bicycle inner tube I'm using as a chain cover, but the "regular" chain cover would not have been too bulky for the chain to fit between the spokes of my wheels (so take note).

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.
ProsCorrosion-resistant Heavy Looks imposing High quality
ConsHeavy Very big
By Jeff
Polson, MT
So Far so Good
August 3, 2019
The chain came relatively quick considering its weight. The nylon sheath was somewhat of a pain to get over the links. The chain is solid and its size weight are intimidating -which is exactly what I was looking for! It will take planning and time and would make a lot of noise for a thief to try and steal my bike now!
ProsSize, durability, weight, nylon sheath to protect bikes.
ConsCost - it's expensive... but it should protect more expensive things so I will look past that. I should have bought two more feet. Nylon sleeve was a pain to get on, patience of a Tibetan Monk is recommended.
By John
July 30, 2019
Purchased this chain to secure wheel on trailer to prevent rotation. I pass chain through a stake pocket and then through wheel. It's a tight fit through wheel but only need a link or two so I can attach padlock. I will also lock down spare wheel so they can't just swap it on and drag the secured wheel along. This was a first time order think I will order 3/8 inch for piece to secure spare tire.
ProsThink thieves will look elsewhere.
ConsIt a shame we must go to such extreme to protect ourselves from the criminals.
By Larry
Huntsville, AL
Impressive Chain
July 18, 2019
This rugged looking chain will surely be a deterrent for a thief. Hope I never lose the lock key.
By Jared
Great Chain
July 6, 2019
Awesome chain, works great with the lock I have.
By Ralph
June 29, 2019
By Galen
Kingsport, TN
Strong Quality Chain
May 10, 2019
This is a great chain.
Perfect for the Application!
May 10, 2019
Bought 6 feet of high security chain and it perfectly addresses my security need. Great product!
ProsHigh strength hardness to prevent bolt cutter use. Will prolong other attacks. MADE IN THE USA!!!
By Bruce
Roanoke, VA
WOW! What a chain!
May 9, 2019
I needed a good security chain for my utility trailer. When I received it I could tell it was a quality, strong chain. Westech Rigging Supply was fast with delivery. I would deal with them again.
By Jim
Beast of a Chain
April 20, 2019
Did a bunch of research on security chains and after reviewing several companies, youtube videos, I decided to go for the Pewag 12mm chain. Amazon was of no help, so I googled where to buy this chain, and Westech Rigging Supply came up.

I used this chain to secure a U-Haul trailer to my vehicle.
ProsThe price was competitive and order was processed fast. Shipping was fast due my being in CA. I ordered this product on Monday and received it Thursday, same week.
ConsThe only "con" is missing some helpful information on the product page. There should be somewhere stated on the product page that the chain is sold by linear feet and entering the number under the "Quantity" tab is equivalent to linear feet.
By Race T.
Phoenix, AZ
Best Chain I've Ever Had
March 29, 2019
Only wish I had more of it now, I suggest always buying extra.
ConsWeight (depending on use)
By JLynn
Santa Clara, CA
March 21, 2019
This is my second time ordering this same chain and sleeve from Westech Rigging Supply. The company ships fast and flawless. The product is stellar.
Merchant Response:Thanks JLynn!
Extremely Heavy Duty Security Chain
February 8, 2019
If you want to protect something, this chain is going to be your best bet! It's the strongest chain I've ever seen! And although there is no chain on this planet that can withstand being cut with a blowtorch, this chain right here is the best you're going to buy anywhere.
Merchant Response:Thanks Thomas!
ProsHeavy duty



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