S Hook tools are used to cut chain and to open and close S-hooks. This tool is 38 in length for better leverage when using. This product should last 2 years in harsh conditions and up to 5 years in optimal conditions. Some conditions may require replacement sooner. The tool features an easy grip handle on one side and flattened out handle for placement on the ground when installing , removing or cutting S hooks WARNING: Once the S-hooks have been opened they will have to be replaced to avoid injuries from coming open and/or breaking.
Installation: Spread pliers legs apart and put chain at the back of the very large set of jaws. Put leg with flat end on the ground. The flat end does not have a rubber end. Place your foot on the flat end for leverage and press pliers legs together until the chain is cut. Pliers cut chain that is 5/16 in diameter. To close S-hooks: Put the S-hook in the front part of the large jaws and close the pliers legs and the S-hook will close. To open S-hooks: Use the little jaws at the other end of the pliers head. Put the top or outer jaw inside of the closed S-hook. Close the pliers legs and the S-hook should open. Make sure any S-hooks are closed to within .04 to meet ASTM safety standards