This Wheeler Rex 522 accessory chain is for use with Wheeler Rex pipe cutting tools (sold separately) to score and fracture 6" pipe. It is suitable for use with Wheeler Rex pipe cutter models 490, 590, and 1790. The chain measures 26-1/4" in length.
Chains are connected links or rings in various shapes and lengths, usually made of metal or plastic, that are used primarily for fastening items or pulling loads. They are also used for lifting, rigging, hoisting, binding, suspension, and motion-control applications. A combination of characteristics including material, finish, construction, diameter, length, and breaking strength give each chain its performance capability. Chain materials are selected for properties such as strength, elasticity, conductivity, and chemical- and weather-resistance. Chains can be fitted with accessories including clips, shackles, hooks, links, and swivels among others to prevent tangling, aid guiding, and allow clamping to other chains. Chains are most commonly used in the manufacturing, transportation, oil, mining, agricultural, and construction industries.
Wheeler-Rex manufactures pipe cutters, drilling and tapping tools, hydrostatic pumps, pipe threading machines, and other tools for the piping industry. The company, founded in 1957, is headquartered in Ashtabula, OH.