HOW TO CUT ROLLER CHAIN TO SPECIFIC SIZE
Roller chain is manufactured in 10 foot pieces, but many applications require specific lengths.
For this reason, roller chain stocking distributors "cut" and connect roller chain to specific "pitch" or foot size.
Mickan Tool and Supply has been cutting roller chain to specific lengths for mud pumps, drawworks, and many other oilfield and industrial applications since 1993. Our method is below:
Remove 10 foot pieces from boxes; this is the standard length from the manufacturer.
“Pitches” or length required varies per application, confirm length with end user.
Use a hammer and solid metal tool to remove cotter pin from top plate.
Use hammer to remove the connecting link and inner plates.
Using the connecting link and inner plates from the cut piece, connect 2 chain pieces together. There will be 2 inner plates between each roller.
The hammer is useful in tapping the connecting link through the rollers.