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.
size required will determine which link needs to be cut.
use hammer and metal tool to remove cotter pin from top plate.
remove connecting link and inner plates.
using the connecting link and inner plates from the cut piece, connect chain pieces together.
there will be two inner plates between each roller.
use hammer to tap connecting link through plates and rollers.
Firmly stamp top plate, then insert and bend cotter pin with hammer and steel tool.
spool chain together for the complete piece!