The Chain Clamp is an effective and practical tool for quick and secure lift of sheet piles and separation of sheet piles in stacks

A secure alternative to a heavy lifting shackle

Each unit is supplied with test certificate guaranteeing performance

All Dawson vibratory hammers are delivered with chain clamp

Chain Clamp

We offer Lifting and Handling Equipment for many purposes and with special emphasis on safety.

In addition to Chain Clamps:

Ground Release Shackles

Steel Handling Shoes

Ratchet Release Shackles

Pipe Lifting Shoes

Ratchet Beam Shackles

Hydraulic 100 t Shackles

Lifting Gear-Lifting Shoes-Lifting Shackles

Chain Clamp with Safety Latch

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Chain Clamp System in Use



The chain clamp system consists of a locking clamp and a chain with a piece of wire mounted to the one end. For use the free end of the chain is mounted to a wire in a hoisting system – e.g. on a piling machine or directly to a vibratory hammer. The clamp body indexes along the links of the chain and locks into place giving a quick and stable chain lock for lifting.

Safety Latch

The chain clamps are available with or without a safety latch – please note the yellow part in the picture. The safety latch contributes to extra safety.




To lift a sheet pile, thread the wire and – of safety reasons – at least 6 chains links through the hole in the sheet pile and then through the opening in the locking clamp, while the spring operated trapping pin of the clamp is pressed in with a thumb. When the pressure is loosened the trapping pin assembly will automatically lock to the chain and hoisting can take place.

After hoisting the trapping pin is pushed in and the clamp removed from the chain.

When not in use the piling operator with advantage can have the clamp in his pocket.

Chain Clamp range


The Dawson chain clamp system is available in three sizes:

  • Chain type 8 mm with safe working load (SWL) 2 tonnes.
  • Chain type 10 mm with safe working load 3,2 tonnes.
  • Chain type 16 mm with safe working load 8 tonnes

The type with safety latch has a “-2” in is part number.