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Now that’s a chain!

They say any lock or chain is really only designed to keep an honest man honest.  I definitely think that is true, but some men need a little more help than others.  As we work on our small cabin, we carry a generator to run power tools as we need them.  I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but generators are very tempting for people to snatch.

D-link security chain D-link security chain

I have cut chain with bolt cutters before.  I was surprised how easy it was to get through a typical chain with bolt cutters.  It’s all about the leverage.  That concerned me as I considered leaving the generator on my trailer, somewhere at my house or at the cabin.  I looked around at options and discovered square-link security chain.  For bolt cutters to truly work properly, they must bite on a typical round chain.  Security chain is shaped differently which makes it very difficult to cut with typical bolt cutters.

D-link security chain Padlock with square shackle

Of course, specialty chain is pretty expensive and any chain is only as strong as its weakest link so I bought a serious lock to go with it.  I am not sure if any thievery has been thwarted, but I still have both my chain and my generator!