Cold Shuts (Chain Lap Link), Steel
Cold Shuts and Open End Links function as temporary chain repair links and should be sized one size larger than the proof coil used. Also, use them to attach light end fittings. Close them securely with either a bench vise or hammer. Cold Shuts must be peened and Open End Links must be closed completely to operate at rated capacity. Never reuse a Cold Shut or Open End Link once closed. Caution: Do not use for overhead lifting.
Use Connecting Links to temporarily attach end fittings. Also, connect same size chains and links. Caution: Do not use for overhead lifting.