Metal detachable chain is one of the oldest designs detachable chain china chains that remain 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 design (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 steel detachable sprockets. We also have attachments and the simple to use steel detachable chain breaker! Our collection of American standard metal detachable chain is produced from a special hot-rolled strip steel that’s heat-treated for increased power and a longer wear life. This kind of chain is made for moderate loads and speeds, it is extremely easy to repair and install. Something important to note when setting up and using metal detachable chain is certainly 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.