I was given a few 10' lengths of 1/4" welded chain & wanted to link
I WAS going to buy some repair links but was wondering what repair
links are the strongest for size.. lap links? quick links? double
Would it be better to simply cut an existing link and re-weld it?
Thanks in advance! :-)
A grab hook has an opening that is only wide enough
for the thickness of one link, so that it fits between two
perpendicular links to grab on and bumps into the two
adjacent links and won't slide along the chain. More
of a narrow slot. Used when you want a loop to stay
open, or when you want to keep the angle of pull from
a certain direction, or to connect two chains.
A slider or slip hook is one with the opening more open
and rounded, such that it will slide along the chain
regardless of how the links are oriented. Useful if you
want a loop to tighten up around something, or if you
just want to hook onto something other than back onto
the chain. It's usually what a generic cable or strap
hook looks like as well.