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Cheap Chains?


#1

Anyone know where I can get some cheap chains from? I heard it's cheaper to buy chains from ship websites, and just cut them. I don't know anything about that, though.


#2

go buy a unopend bucket of 3/8 transport chain, itll make a nice set of 5olbs chains. (total)

only cost me 40 bucks but i have my own tools.

so might need some bolt cutters.


#3

Go to a marina and find an anchor store or to a tractor supply store. The thing that is so expensive is the shipping, not the actual chain. You can get 5/8" chain for like 3.50/foot (5 feet is ~25 lbs) at most tractor supply stores if it's ungalvanized. Most cities have them just google around.


#4

This right here. You can find a box of 3/8" chain at Harbor Freight for $50, and its 70lbs worth.


#5

forgot to mention i bought it from a small lumberyard. even haggled the price down abit.


#6

Some places use the chains and will take them near their max load and will have to discard them. If you can find a local business that does that you can probably get them free since you need them for the weight, not strength.


#7

Home of Economy. They even provide the bolt cutters. LOL.


#8

Thanks a lot guys, I'll check it out.