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Pewag 3/8" (10mm) Galvanized Square Security Chain - #13620

Pewag 3/8" (10mm) Galvanized Square Security Chain - #13620Pewag 3/8" (10mm) Galvanized Square Security Chain - #13620Pewag 3/8" (10mm) Galvanized Square Security Chain - #13620Pewag 3/8" (10mm) Galvanized Square Security Chain - #13620Pewag 3/8" (10mm) Galvanized Square Security Chain - #13620
SKU: PW-13620MPN: 13620
Linear Feet:
Linear FootCost per FootSave
1 - 24$11.95-
25 + $10.7610%
  • USUALLY SHIPS: 1 - 2 Days
  • Made in Austria
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Product Description

What Kind Of Chain Is This?
This is Pewag's original design for security chain, and many consider it to be the perfect size. It is smaller than the 1/2" (12mm) security chain we offer, yet it is large enough to be a great theft deterrent and it feels solid in your hand. It has a surface hardness of 62 HRC Min. which is what makes it so tough to cut (check out our Video tab). Prior to Pewag's 3012 chain gaining in popularity, this was the #1 security chain we sold.

How Is This Chain Different From The 3012 Chain?
For starters, the 3012 chain is no longer available. It is actually a traction chain that was not originally designed for security with a plain finish that was vulnerable to surface rust. The 3012 chain is also bigger at 12mm in diameter. While this chain is hardened 10% deep, the 3012 chain is hardened 6% deep. From a cosmetic perspective, this chain is silver while the 3012 chain is black.

  • 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.
View Chain & Padlock Selection Guide
* Dimensional data provided here is nominal and subject to change without notice.


Chain Diameter
Length (ft)
Per Foot
Breaking Strength (lbs)
17,985 (80 kN)
Overall Length
Overall Width
Inside Length
Inside Width
Weight / ft (lbs)

Questions & Answers

10 Questions & 15 Answers
from Punta Gorda, FL asked:
June 4, 2020
What is the strongest lock that will fit through the links?
1 Answer
If you're using the end links, the Viro 4126 is considered by most to be the best choice for use with this chain.


Submitted by: WRS on June 8, 2020

from Vero Beach, FL asked:
June 12, 2019
My locking solution requires that I pass a padlock through both an end link & a middle link. What padlocks do you offer that can achieve this with Pewag 3/8 chain?
3 Answers
One of the best options is the Abus Granit 37/70, its design allows for much more flexibility in this regard.
Submitted by: WRS on June 12, 2019


With Pewag's new chain specs, the inside link width on the 10mm chain is narrower, and appears to no longer fit the 37/70 padlock.

Submitted by: WRS on November 21, 2019
I use a Sargent & Greenleaf 826C padlock which has a 1/2 inch (13mm) shackle and am able to do that so 13mm seems to be the largest that will fit in one of the center links for the Pewag 3/8''. This size shackle is rather rare however.
Submitted by: Joe on January 9, 2020 from Phoenix, AZ

from Tucson, AZ asked:
June 12, 2019
Will the Viro Panzer lock fit 2 middle links of the Pewag 3/8" chain?
1 Answer

Unfortunately no.  It is close, but a mid-link will not fit due to the tight individual pockets on this padlock.  This and other Q&A responses can be found on the separate page for the padlock.

Submitted by: WRS on June 12, 2019

from Lafayette, LA asked:
June 5, 2019
Will the Abus 37/80 fit both end links at the same time in the shackle?
2 Answers

Both the Abus and Pewag 10mm chain will fit the Abus 37/80 lock at the end links, but not in a middle link.

Submitted by: WRS on June 6, 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

from SoCal asked:
February 11, 2019
Do you sell  just the chafe sleeves by themselves?  And if so, do you have any that read PEWAG along the sleeve?  If not, I would still be interested in your solid black sleeves.
1 Answer
Yes, we offer both plain black and Pewag branded chafe sleeve at this link.
Submitted by: WRS on February 12, 2019

from Florida asked:
October 12, 2018
Are the Abus and Pewag 3/8" security chains the same? Are both manufactured by Pewag?
1 Answer
No, Abus and Pewag are two completely different companies, similar to Ford and Chevy. Pewag is the more popular brand, but on paper, both chains have similar specs.
Submitted by: WRS on October 12, 2018

from Trento asked:
May 30, 2018
Will this chain accommodate Abloy P362's shackle?
2 Answers
That is not a padlock we offer or that we are familiar with. We can tell you the inside dimensions of this chain are approximately 1.51"L x 0.63"W.
Submitted by: WRS on May 30, 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 without notice.  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 NSW, Australia asked:
April 20, 2018
Do you ship this product to Australia? And if so, how much would shipping cost for 6ft of chain? I can't find it from any reputable dealer in Australia.
1 Answer
Yes, we do ship internationally. For 6ft of this chain, it will be approximately $100 via Priority Mail. Stock is very limited on this chain at present, and it's on pre-order status. It's possible we have a 6ft piece, but please call us @ 503-399-7037 to confirm and/or place your order.
Submitted by: WRS on April 20, 2018

from Oklahoma asked:
March 11, 2018
Will the end links, lock / fit secure on my "Abloy 342" padlock?
1 Answer
As we are not an Abloy dealer, we do not have that lock to test fit. Perhaps another customer will add an answer to your question.
Submitted by: Westech Rigging Supply on March 12, 2018

from North Olmsted, OH asked:
December 26, 2017
I've read that you can fit two links of 10mm chain in the Abus 37/80 lock and the dimensions seem to confirm. If you have a 37/80 laying around can you confirm that it will take not just two end links, but one end link and one middle link?
2 Answers
Both the Abus and Pewag 10mm chain will fit the Abus 37/80 lock at the end links, but not in a middle link.
Submitted by: Westech Rigging Supply on December 26, 2017


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

Product Reviews

17 Reviews
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65% Recommend this product (11 of 17 responses)
By Brian
Nice Security Chain
June 29, 2020
Super happy with this chain - provides much more peace of mind when you need to secure something. I have to think that most would-be thieves wouldn't bother with the effort required or the attention it would create to try and defeat this chain.
ProsHeavy duty. Proven difficult to defeat - can't cut with bolt cutters, lots of work/noise with an angle grinder, would draw attention to a thief -- I went with the Pewag after being impressed by several YouTube videos on it as compared to others.
ConsHeavy - but this is what you expect when you go this route. It is very difficult to install the sleeve -- I had to use fish tape and a helper, can't pull a link through another.
By Jill
January 12, 2020
This chain is a beast.
ProsSquared corners, super strong, nice sleeve covering.
ConsSome chains are built to allow one link to slip through the end. Would be nice.
By Daniel A.
Waco, TX
Pewag 3/8" Galvanized Square Security Chain
December 19, 2019
I purchased this to use in conjunction with an ABUS 37/80 padlock. While on the website, I read a question that was answered by the company where someone asked if that particular lock would work with this chain, the answer was yes.

When I received my chain, the shackle of the lock would not quite fit inside the links of chain (the end links).

I tried everything I had at my disposal including a file and a sledgehammer with a steel pry bar in an attempt to open the end links up just a bit more to fit the lock but this chain laughed at my attempts.

Luckily there is a blacksmith just a short drive away. I took the chain to him and he had the proper tools to hold the chain while keeping his hands clear, and a much bigger sledgehammer than I did. He hit the two end links in the vertical direction until the shackle of the lock would pass through them.

He was a little curious as to what kind of chain this was and said he did not expect it to take this much force to open the links up. This was a much harder steel than he had seen before.

I was a bit disappointed that the lock mentioned to work with this chain did not fit without a slight modification, however I can definitely agree that this chain is extremely durable.

The chain arrived quickly and the sleeve that I ordered with it was a perfect fit. Overall, despite having to have a little work done to it and that costing me some additional money, I am very satisfied with this chain. I have much more piece of mind knowing that my equipment is secure using this chain as opposed to something from Home Depot.
Merchant Response:Thank you for the thorough review Daniel! Please note that back on November 20th, we posted updates to the Q&A section notifying our customers that Pewag changed the inside dimensions of their chain just enough that the 3/8" no longer fits the Abus 37/80 padlock.
ProsSuper strong Great customer service Fast delivery Chain sleeve available if needed Cannot be cut with bolt cutters Rust and corrosion resistant
ConsHigh price Did not fit the lock it was said to fit without modification
3/8" Security Chain
November 30, 2019
Chain works great for securing my cargo trailer.
By Wango
San Diego, Costa Rica
Great Bike Lock Chain
October 7, 2019
Great chain, sturdy, good sleeve. Much cheaper than brand name chains, and easy to combine with new Paclock padlocks that have universal cores.
ProsCan buy by the foot Rust resistant Allows you to buy shackle or padlock separately
ConsVery minor: sleeve was extremely tight fitting, so getting it onto 8 feet of chain required tying nylon string to one end of the chain and pulling it through the sleeve
By Keith
Battle Creek, MI
Pewag Chain
September 15, 2019
Great theft deterrent! The only chain to buy if you're going to lock up something truly valuable.
ProsThis chain is hard to defeat!!! 1) bolt cutters - no 2) Sawzall - no 3) grinder - takes an astonishing two minutes first cut
ConsA little pricey!
By John
Highways of America
Chained Down
August 17, 2019
Third purchase of Pewag security chain from Westech. My security plan is to push thieves to other equipment and leave mine alone.
ProsDifficult to cut
ConsFor security must be one continuous piece
By Wilson
Brooklyn, NY
Extremly Strong
July 27, 2019
These chains are heavy and very strong, I use an Abus lock instead of the lock they sell as a package due to review of the package lock was picked while the Abus padlock is extremely hard to pick.
Merchant Response:Thanks for the great review! Please be advised we are an Abus dealer, and we do sell Abus locks on our site and in security chain packages. If you don't see the one you want, please drop us a line and let us know what you'd like to see.
ProsStrong and secure
ConsVery heavy
By Paul
Security Chain
May 25, 2019
The security chain is just what I needed to secure my boat to the lift.
By Mike
Sacramento, CA
Nearly as advertised
April 19, 2019
I ordered the 3/8" security chain & sleeve, received the chain as advertised but a note in the box that the sleeve was "backordered" which wasn't disclosed in the order confirmation. Company should have in-stock status available at time of order. Sleeve arrived about 10 days after order, about 5 after the chain. Overall, decent performance, could do better on communication so if you need something right away you better call instead of ordering online & assuming they'll meet the commitment.
Merchant Response:Thank you for the review Mike. We generally have plenty of the sleeve, but we did have a temporary issue where the sleeve was late arriving from our supplier. A few orders were impacted, yours being one of them, and we apologize for that. But we are back to normal stock levels, and we plan to add Pewag's blue sleeve to our site in the near future.
ProsThey carry great product, I don't need the branded Pewag sleeve and they don't carry it, theirs is generic but perfectly serviceable, and the Pewag security chain is top notch.
ConsCo. doesn't know its inventory or lacks process to communicate stock status electronically.
By Bob
Tuff Stuff!!
December 16, 2018
Used this length of chain to keep a chain link fence closed from trespassing kids who had been cutting other chains. They gave up trying to cut this chain!
By Patrick C.
Excellent for the task.
October 21, 2018
Used to secure a bicycle, it's more than enough. The links are rough so the protective sleeve is a good idea to select.
ProsWith sleeve, threads comfortably through wheels and around frame.
ConsWeight (tradeoff for protection). Chain (6 foot) plus Viro lock is about 12 pounds.
By Jorge R.
Miami, Florida
Pewag Security Chain
September 24, 2018
The chain fits the purpose perfectly. The links go thru my trailer rim so that I can secure it with a lock. The chain looks very well made.
By Jason W.
Security Chain
August 26, 2018
There is NO better than Pewag!
By Charles
Great chain here by Pewag
April 24, 2018
Pewag is definitely the strongest chain in the world. And the 3/8" (10mm) is indeed an excellent size and product. Works well for all needs.



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