Swing Set Chain Information

With all the different variations of swing set chain on the market, we decided to give you a tool to decide which chain is right for you. Not all swing set chains are the same (buyer beware!). Be sure to choose the right chain and coating for your child's needs.

 

Un-coated chain

Un-coated-chain

Sleeved chain

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Plastisol chain

coated-plastisol-swingset-chain

Soft grip chain

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Comfort
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Fair
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Pinch Factor
Poor
Good
Good
Excellent
Durability
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Excellent
Appearance
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Overall
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The Bottom Line Standard link chain is very prone to pinching little fingers and should not be used without some sort of protective coating on most swings such as bucket and belt swings. Sleeved chain has been around for awhile and while it will work, it's not as comfortable as other coated chains and after awhile the sleeve cracks from UV rays, the chain will rust out, and debris builds up in the sleeve portion. Plastisol chains are a good choice for swing chains. They are very durable, virtually eliminate pinching and are comfortable on little hands. Soft grip chain is the best on the market. There is NO chance of fingers getting pinched and the soft grip is very comfortable on little hands.

The two best chains on the market are the soft grip chains and the plastisol (coated) chains. Both of these offer excellent protection against little fingers getting pinched. Don't risk getting your child's fingers pinched with uncoated chain.

 

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