How to cut and join plastic chains for custom lengths

How to cut and join plastic chains for custom lengths

How to cut and join plastic chains for custom lengths

plastic chains

Plastic chains are a durable and affordable option for a variety of applications, including conveyor systems, playground equipment, and even pet leashes. However, sometimes off-the-shelf chain lengths aren’t the right fit for your project. Luckily, cutting and joining plastic chains for custom lengths is a simple process that anyone can do with the right tools and techniques.

Tools you will need:

  • A hacksaw or bolt cutters
  • A drill with a small bit
  • A pair of pliers
  • A ruler or measuring tape
  • A connecting link (if joining two pieces of chain)

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Measure and mark the desired length

Use a ruler or measuring tape to determine the length you need for your project. Then, mark the chain at the desired length with a permanent marker or piece of tape.

2. Cut the chain to size

Use a hacksaw or bolt cutters to cut the chain at the marked location. Make sure to wear eye protection and use caution when cutting.

3. Smooth the edges of the chain

Use a file or sandpaper to smooth any rough edges left by the cutting process. This will help prevent snags and reduce wear on the chain.

4. Drill a hole in the connecting link (if applicable)

If you need to join two pieces of chain together, use a drill with a small bit to create a hole in the center of the connecting link. This hole should be slightly smaller than the diameter of the chain.

5. Connect the two pieces of chain (if applicable)

Insert the two ends of the chain into the holes on either side of the connecting link. Use a pair of pliers to squeeze the link closed until it is secure.

plastic chains in use


Q: Can plastic chains be used outdoors?

A: Yes, plastic chains are resistant to water and UV radiation, making them suitable for outdoor use.

Q: How much weight can plastic chains support?

A: The weight capacity of plastic chains varies depending on the size and type of chain. Check the manufacturer’s specifications for more information.

Q: Can plastic chains be painted?

A: Yes, plastic chains can be painted with spray paint designed for plastic surfaces.

Q: How do I clean plastic chains?

A: Use a mild soap and water solution and a soft-bristled brush to clean plastic chains. Rinse thoroughly and allow to air dry.

Q: Where can I purchase plastic chains?

A: Visit to browse a wide selection of plastic chains and other chain products.


About Ever-Power

Ever-Power is a leading provider of chain products in the Chinese market. Our products include plastic chains, leaf chain, cotter type chain, conveyor chain, bush chain, double flex chain, sprocket chains, table top chains, and more. We use a variety of fully automated CNC production equipment and assembly devices to ensure consistent quality and timely delivery. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services, or to request a custom order.


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