Metal detachable chain is one of the oldest styles detachable chain china chains that are still in use today. Because the early 1900s steel detachable chains have been applied in agricultural and industrial applications around the world. They stemmed from the original cast detachable chain design (patented in 1873) and so are produced to be light-weight, economical, and durable. USA Roller Chain and Sprockets provides a high-quality line of Metal Detachable Chains (SDC) and steel detachable sprockets. We likewise have attachments and the easy to use steel 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 power and a longer wear life. This type of chain is created for moderate loads and speeds, it is very easy to restoration and install. Something important to note when installing and using metal detachable chain is definitely that the shut end of the tab should always end up being towards the sprocket. We stock both painted and non-painted SDC chains therefore when ordering please specify which series you are looking for.