Metal detachable chain is among the oldest designs chains that are still in use today. Because the early 1900s steel detachable chains have already been applied in agricultural and commercial applications all over the world. They stemmed from the detachable chain china initial cast detachable chain style (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 Metal Detachable Chains (SDC) and metal detachable sprockets. We also have attachments and the simple to use steel detachable chain breaker! Our collection of American standard metal detachable chain is manufactured from a special hot-rolled strip steel that’s heat-treated for increased power and an extended wear life. This kind of chain is created for moderate loads and speeds, it is very easy to repair and install. Something important to note when setting up and using metal detachable chain is definitely that the closed end of the tab should always be towards the sprocket. We stock both painted and non-painted SDC chains so when ordering please specify which series you are interested in.