Steel detachable chain is one of the oldest styles chains that are still in use today. Since the early 1900s metal detachable chains have been implemented in agricultural and industrial applications around the world. They stemmed from the original cast detachable chain design (patented in 1873) and are produced to be light-weight, economical, and durable. USA Roller Chain and Sprockets provides a high-quality type of Steel Detachable Chains (SDC) and metal detachable sprockets. We likewise have attachments and the easy to use metal detachable chain breaker! Our selection of American standard metal detachable chain is produced from a special hot-rolled strip steel that is heat-treated for increased strength and a longer wear life. This type of chain is created for moderate loads and speeds, it is very easy to repair and install. Something vital that you note when setting up and using metal detachable chain is certainly that the closed end of the tab should always end up being towards the sprocket. We share both painted and non-painted SDC chains therefore when ordering please specify which series you are interested in.