Two stainless grades to choose from: Type 316 and Type 304 Stainless Steel.
Type 316 stainless is a rugged, highly corrosion resistant, low magnetic stainless used in chemical plants worldwide. Best grade for salt water and marine applications. Available imported, Made in USA, and Made in France.
Type 304 is a general purpose, rust-resistant stainless chain designed for ordinary applications not requiring high strength characteristics nor used in extremely corrosive environments. Imported only except upon request. Type 304 stainless is not for use near salt water.
NOT FOR OVERHEAD LIFTING.
HOWEVER, GRADE 50 AND GRADE 63 STAINLESS STEEL CHAIN DESIGNED FOR OVERHEAD LIFTING ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. CONTACT SALES.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Stainless Steel Chain:
1. Q. Can I order LESS than the minimum?
A. Not directly through the website, but if you call us you just might get lucky.
2. Q. Where do you ship from?
A. Immediate shipping from warehouses in Missouri, Tampa, Houston, Baltimore, Chicago, or Chino.
3. Q. Who pays for freight?
A. Freight charges are extra. Rates can be calculated online before checking out. When ordering drums of chain, shipping may be FREE but you must order from our Sales Department. 800-523-2367 option 3.
4. Q. How do I know if my chain is "304" or "316"?
A. Our Type 316 chain is embossed "316" every few links. Type 304 is generally plain but may be embossed "304" at the manufacturer's option.
5. Q. Which grade should I order? 304 or 316?
A. The composition of Type 316 stainless allows it to withstand more chemicals than 304, including a salt water marine environment. Use 316 whenever the environment is unknown, for instance in a sewage treatment facility. If being used indoors or outdoors, inland around fresh water or rain, Type 304 is generally sufficient.
6. Q. What is Type 316L chain?
A. The "L" stands for Low carbon which makes stainless easier to weld. If you are not welding the chain to something, use the cheaper Type 316. If you need to weld it, then use our US or French made stainless windlass chain.
7. Q. Can I return this chain for refund for any reason?
A. All stainless steel chain is custom cut to your specifications and NOT RETURNABLE. Be sure of your length and refer to our dimensions chart and our actual size pictures pages before ordering.