Metal detachable chain is one of the oldest styles chains that are still in use today. Since the early 1900s metal detachable chains have already been implemented in agricultural and industrial applications around the world. They stemmed from the initial cast detachable chain style (patented in 1873) and are manufactured to be light-weight, cost-effective, and durable. USA Roller Chain and Sprockets offers a high-quality line of Steel Detachable Chains (SDC) and metal detachable sprockets. We likewise have attachments and the simple to use metal detachable chain breaker! Our selection of American standard metal detachable chain is produced from a particular hot-rolled strip steel that is heat-treated for increased power and an extended wear life. This kind of chain is made for moderate loads and speeds, it is very easy to restoration and install. Something important to note when setting up and using steel detachable chain is that the shut end of the tab should be towards the sprocket. We share both painted and detachable chain china non-painted SDC chains therefore when ordering please specify which series you are looking for.