Shop Fox D4045 Chain hoist review
This lifting tool is sold by Shop Fox. Chain hoist has got a maximum lifting capacity of 1 ton (2000 lb) and can be used for variety of jobs from lifting engine and other car parts, to lifting boat and motorcycle parts, heavy shop equipment, used in construction sites and many other industries. Shop Fox D4045 chain hoist is easy to use tool that requires very little effort for lifting up to 1 ton (2000 lb) heavy loads.
Chain hoist can be mounted to a fixated post on the ceiling or other area, or to a movable trolley system. The tool is made form a heavy duty steel material, which grants durability and long work time in any working conditions. On top of the tool there is a hook that allows to simply attach the hoist to a horizontal post. Inside the head of the hoist there are gears that are covered with a metal plate to protect chains from falling off during usage. Gear cover can be easily removed for repairs and maintenance. Headroom of the hoist is 11.75 inches (30 cm).
Shop Fox D4045 chain hoist is easy to use thanks to the pulley gearing system. Usage of the hoist requires practically no effort, however, this results in very slow lifting time. The lifting range of the chain hoist is 10 feet (3 m). The lifting chain is made from a 0.2 inches (6 mm) thick grade 80 steel, which ensures that the hoist does not fail when lifting heavy loads. Also this chain hoist has got an auto brake mechanism that secures and holds a load when you are not lifting. At the end of the lifting chain there is a forged grab hook where you can attach the load using slings, chains, a load leveler or other type of strap. The hoist has got swivel hooks so it is easier to attach the load.
The best use of Shop Fox D4045 chain hoist is in a car service shop to lift heavy parts such as engines out of cars. Shop Fox provides a 1 year warranty for the hoist.
Size and weight
The size of the chain hoist is approx. 9.5×7.2×6.9 inches (24x18x17 cm) and it weighs 22 lb (10 kg).
- Works as intended, no problems lifting heavy weights
- Easy to install and use
- Good price (about 70 dollars on sale) for a 1 ton (2000 lb) chain hoist
- Lifting mechanism often jams
- Poor packaging