Neiko 02182A 1 ton chain hoist review
Neiko 02182A chain host offers a vide variety of use. It has a capacity of 1 ton (2000 lb) and it can be installed in car workshops, shopping malls or other places where is a need to lift very heavy objects. One thing you can see immediately is price of this chain host. It is very expensive for a chain host with 1 ton (2000 lb) capacity. Even on sale it costs more than most 2 ton chain hosts. But with high price comes high quality and trust. The chain is made out of 20MN2 steel and black oxide, both treated with heat. The hook for object lifting is made out of hardened forged steel and black oxide, both also treated with heat. The same technique is used for making gears but they are made out of forged and milling carbon steel. The hoist also has a brake but we recommend to lift weight that fits into capacity because heavier loads may damage the brake. The great quality and durability of hoist materials allow to use it everywhere possible and lift all kinds of loads, for example lawn mower, motorcycles or even a water boiler and other devices or tools.
Size and weight
The lifting range of this chain hoist is much bigger than most of chain hoists – 15 feet (4.5 m). This allows to lift up bigger objects without a need to position them sideways. If the ceiling isn’t high enough this may come as disadvantage because the adjusting chain may be on floor and drag over the ground which may be disturbing. The diameter of chain is only 1/4 inch (0.64 cm) but it is very strong because of the high quality chain material and it can withstand 1 ton (2000 lb) heavy objects. The weight of this chain hoist is 25 lb (11 kg) which is a descent weight comparing to other chain hoists. To use the chain host you must attach the grab hook to the load and then pull one of the chains down. Don’t pull too fast and make sure that the chain is straight in order to avoid the chain jamming. You could also need a little bit of patience because chain hoists are the slowest type of all hoists and the lifting process isn’t as fast as it could be.
Overall we recommend this product if you can afford it. The price comes with great quality and much less problems when lifting objects. And remember – lift objects that weighs just up to 1 ton (2000 lb) and fits into maximum lifting capacity of Neiko chain hoist.
- High quality
- Strong and durable materials for all parts
- Big lifting range for larger objects
- Easy use and exploitation
- Very expensive for 1 ton (2000 lb) chain hoist
- Limited capacity – 1 ton (2000 lb)