Metal detachable chain is among the oldest styles chains that are still in use today. Since the early 1900s metal detachable chains have already been implemented in detachable chain china agricultural and commercial applications around the world. They stemmed from the initial cast detachable chain design (patented in 1873) and are produced to be light-weight, cost-effective, and durable. United states Roller Chain and Sprockets offers a high-quality line of Steel Detachable Chains (SDC) and steel detachable sprockets. We also have attachments and the easy to use metal detachable chain breaker! Our selection of American standard metal detachable chain is manufactured from a particular 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 extremely easy to restoration and install. Something important to note when installing and using steel detachable chain is definitely that the closed end of the tab should always become towards the sprocket. We share both painted and non-painted SDC chains so when ordering please specify which series you are looking for.