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Re: Do chain hooks weaken chain?
We use a galvanized chain hook on our 3/8bbb chain to attach the snub line. As the links on bbb are considerably shorter than ht, and the nylon snub acts as an elastic, I certainly can't see that the chain hook could damage the chain in any way. Chain hooks are used in very high load situations (cargo loading, pulling bulldozers, logging, etc) quite often and I have never seen any warnings that they reduce the working load factor at all.
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