Hand chain hoists (also known as chain blocks) are used to lifting applications of heavy loads by using a chain that is hand-operated. Hand chain block hoists contain a chain that is wound around two wheels. Upon pulling the chain, it winds around the wheels and begins to lift the item that is attached to the rope or chain via a hook. Hand-operated chain hoists can be attached to chain bags or lifting slings to better support the load, providing for a more even and safe lift. Industrial hand chain hoists are perfect for use in garages and construction sites because they do not require any electricity or other additional resources to operate, they are cheaper than hydraulic and electric hoists, and hand chain hoists are very simple to operate and easy to maintain. Learn more about our rugged chain blocks!