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Old 12-03-2009, 11:15   #1
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Columbus McKinnon high-test chain?

Due to copious amounts of stupidity and carelessness, I find myself about 80 metres short of chain.

Does anyone have or know of others' experiences with Columbus McKinnon high-test chain? I need 1/4" HT and have found someone who can supply it to me here in Thailand for a comparatively reasonable price.

I am assured the link size is identical to what is sold by Acco.

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Old 12-03-2009, 12:00   #2
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If it's the same as what they use for their hoists then it's heat treated and can not be cut with a hack saw easily.

I didn't know they made it in a marine quality galvanized series. The gypsy on hoists are a tight tolerance.
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Old 13-03-2009, 01:17   #3
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delmarrey, I'm told that Washington Chain in your neck of the woods (Seattle) sells it for marine use and swears by it.

The dimensions given here --
http://www.cmindustrial.com/products/cmicatalogs/cgrade43hightest.pdf -- are slightly different from Acco 1/4 high test, but not sure if the difference is worth worrying about.




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I have’nt found any differences in (excellent) quality or dimension from any of the American chain manufacturers - including Acco, Campbell (Cooper), Columbus McKinnon Corp., and Chicago Hardware & Fixture.
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Thanks Gord. Great to hear.
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