Sharp Top Chains
The Sharp Top chain is designed to give maximum efficiency while cutting timber. The chain is based on the standard roller chain, but has teeth that are positioned within its links for maximum grip and least damage to timber. Its pins are hard chromed and specially selected to give the chain top performance in the toughest applications.
Sharp Top Chains
A sharp top chain is a specially designed chain based on a standard roller chain with teeth within the links. The teeth are precisely sharpened, so they cause the least damage to timber. This is achieved by heat-treating the teeth, and using specially selected and manufactured materials. Sharp top chains are ideal for use in timber processing.
Sharp Top Chain Specifications
Sharp Top Chain Features
- Sharp Top Chain High precision teeth for optimum grip and minimum penetration
- Heat-treated shot-blasted pins, bushings, rollers and side plates for optimum fatigue strength and service lif
- Low-draw tooth profile to distribute weight and reduce damage from bruising
- Triple-alloy steel rivets and optimum riveting for long service life
- Spheroidized liners for uniform hole sizes
- Pre-lubrication with premium lubricant designed for sharp top chains
Chains and Sprockets
While sprockets are usually designed to match a specific chain, there are a few differences between them. In the U.S., chains are made to a standard, called ANSI. The pitch of a chain is the measurement from one roller-pin center to the next. The chain pitch is always measured in 1/8" increments.
The two components, chains and sprockets work hand-in-hand. A sprocket is a wheel-shaped projection that hooks onto a chain for a drive. This projection later became known as the sprocket wheel. The modern chain has been driving machinery for more than a century. Sprockets are a crucial part of a chain-driven machine. The sprockets can be used in many industries. Chainsaws also use sprockets to make their blades. Chainsaws, on the other hand, use sprockets for a more reliable way to cut materials. Compared to timing belts, sprocket chains are more durable and dependable.