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Stainless Steel Shackles

Stainless steel shackles play a key role in sailing and yacht rigging uses. Hilifting is a leading stainless steel shackle “marine grade” manufacturer in china, supplying variety of high-quality corrosive-resistant 316 marine grade stainless steel shackles.

We have been specialized in stainless steel shackles manufacture over 20 years with a wide variety of stainless steel shackles manufactured by forging and casting process, including stainless steel screw pin chain shackles, anchor shackles, d shackles, bow shackles, twisted shackle and more. With our experienced professionals in this field, we believe we can lower your cost, but still provide better service.

If you are looking for stainless steel shackles suppliers that offers good quality and competitive price, you are in right place now.

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The Comprehensive Buying Guide of Stainless Steel Shackles

Stainless steel shackles are one of the most popular stainless steel fittings throughout the marine and wet environments due to 316 stainless steel material, and are available in a wide variety of styles and sizes, with many designed for specialized applications.

When selecting the right stainless steel shackle it is important to know the basics below, read on to find the perfect stainless steel shackle for you!

1. Popular types of stainless steel shackles

  • Stainless steel anchor shackles: Stainless steel anchor shackle is also known as stainless steel bow shackle, features with a rounded, O-shape body and a screw pin. They are ideal for lifting applications for the foged rounded bodies design which allow them to take loads from many directions without creating a significant sideload. 316 type stainless steel anchor shackles are great for marine or high humidity applications for their containing a combination of chromium, nickel, and molybdenum, which can feature a chromium oxide film on their surfaces to create high corrosion resistance. So we call 316 types stainless steel hardware as “marine grade”.
  • Stainless steel bow shackles: Stainless steel bow shackle and stainless steel anchor shackle is often used interchangeably, but usually, stainless steel bow shackles are made by precision casting not forged as stainless steel anchor shackles, so they are commonly not rated for overhead lifting purposes. But their bow shape bodies are lager than anchor shackles which make them can handle a larger strap.
  • Stainless steel d shackles: Stainless steel d shackles are also known as stainless steel dee shackles or chain shackles. They feature “D” shaped bodies with screw pins or other types of pins. For they have no large bow bodies but straight narrow bodies, so they can rate high loads in straight line not use for sideloads.
  • Stainless steel snap shackles: Stainless steel snap shackles are shackles with a spring snap mechanism to prevent the accidental unhooking of a rope, cord, or other target line and can be used quickly and with one hand. So they are excellent for jobs where speed is important, or when an item needs to be connected an disconnected often. A snap stainless shackle is not recommended for heavy-duty loads. Hilifting offers fixed eye type, eye swivel type, and jaw swivel type snap shackle stainless steel, which feature a captive spring loaded pin for easy be hooked and unhooked.
  • Stainless steel twisted shackle: Stainless steel twisted shackle is made of durable 316 stainless steel and precision cast for quality, which features a 90 degrees change direction, so the body and the pin are perpendicular, it allows for attachments from the two side points rather than the front of the shackle to reduce twists and kinks on rigging.

2. The different types of stainless steel shackles

With multiple stainless steel types shackles available, it may not be immediately clear which type is correct for a given application. Let me explore What Are the Differences?

  • The traditional stainless steel bow shackle and d shackle are perhaps the most common types. Bow shackle (anchor shackle) features a large rounded shape body that allows taking loads from many directions without developing significant sideload, but d shackle can only be used for straight line applications.
  • Bolt type shackle is similar to the bow shackle and dee shackle but the main difference it added a safety pin mechanism, which makes it more secure while taking loads, so it is excellent for permanent or long-term applications.
  • Stainless steel long d shackle and wide d shackle stainless steel are also stainless steel d ring shackles, they feature a longer length and wider body for a high strength to weight ratio and maximum mounting area.
  • Stainless steel twisted shackle is designed for 90 degrees perpendicular to the screw pin, allowing the two attachment points to reduce the twist without torquing.
  • In its most basic form, snap shackle stainless steel is a roughly hollow section shaped shackle contain a spring-loaded captive pin, which stays locked and can’t be removed from the body. In order to open this pin, you must pull to engage the opening.
  • Hilifting offers three types of snap shackles, fixed type, eye swivel and jaw swivel snap shackles, all the snap shackles have an identical circular shape, and come equipped with an Sprung plunger pin for quickly released to open and lock. But fixed type has a fixed end, non-twisting, cannot swivel as eye swivel and jaw swivel snap shackles, usually not recommended for applications that require twisting and spinning movement, are mainly for preventers, uphauls, downhauls, outhauls and and control lines. Both eye and jaw stainless steel swivel shackle can rotate 360 degrees, and pair with wire ropes or fibre ropes, which help prevent tangling, but jaw swivel type has a pin instead of an eye shaped opening.

3. What are stainless steel shackles used for?

Stainless steel shackles are ideal for yacht rigging, stair balustrades, decking, and architectural applications since they contain the elements chromium, nickel, and especially molybdenum, which help prevent against corrosive damage from saltwater. But they are commonly not rated for overhead lifting purposes.

Besides stainless steel d shackles and bow shackles, Hilifting offers varieties of carbon steel and alloy steel chain shackles, anchor shackles, lifting shackles for your straight line and multi-dimension pulling which can apply in low humidity or moisture with inexpensive compared to the stainless steel.

Please feel free to contact our sales team with any questions you may have, our sales, customer service and technical support associates are standing by to assist you with questions, placing orders, pending orders, problem resolution, etc.


4. Which should I choose, stainless steel shackle or galvanized carbon steel shackle?

Both types of shackles are generally always available in galvanized carbon steel shackles and stainless steel shackles, come with different pin options as well. Stainless steel shackles and galvanized carbon steel shackles can offer protection from rust and corrosion, but the stainless steel shackles are the better choice for corrosive-resistant, due to it contains molybdenum element, which makes it resistant to moisture or in a high chloride environment, so we call this stainless steel shackles as type 316 marine grade shackles, you can check out this useful article to know the differences between stainless steel and carbon steel in the rigging industry.


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