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What Are Shaft Collars

What Are Shaft Collars

What Are Shaft Collars & How Are They Used?

Shaft collars is a small component used in many industries, but most commonly used in the power transmission industry. Shaft collars are available in many materials, bore configurations and sizes for various applications. There are many 'types' of collars and the two most popular types are "solid" and "split"

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How To Identify My Roller Chain?

How To Identify What Chain Size I Have?

Trying to figure out what roller chain size you have can be stressful especially when you're not familiar with roller chain. There are so many types and size roller chains on the market. Here is some information on how to easily find the roller chain size you have.

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What Is An Idler Sprocket?

What Is An Idler Sprocket?

What is a roller chain idler sprocket? 

Idlers sprockets are a flat (hubless) sprocket with a pressed in ball bearing. Most idler sprocket bearings have a wide inner ring (race) to provide clearance. Idler sprockets work great for chain drives that use long lengths of roller chain.  Idler sprockets are normally used for....

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Attachment Chain - Special Order

Attachment Chain - Special Order

RollerChain4Less.com (Nitro Power Products, LLC) stocks attachment roller chain in stock for sizes #35 up to #80.  The attachment chain is stocked with attachments every 2nd pitch, which is a universal option.  Don't need them every 2nd pitch?  Simply skip however many that you need to.  Special ordered attachment roller chain is available - MOQ apply.
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Best Roller Chain In The Market

RollerChain4Less.com is owned and operated by Nitro Power Products, LLC out of Milwaukee, WI.  Nitro Power Products created the Nitro™ brand roller chain.  Our chain is manufactured to not only meet ANSI standards, but to surpass the standards.  
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Where To Buy ANSI Roller Chain Sprockets?

Where to buy roller chain sprockets?  Right here at RollerChain4Less.com.  Huge inventory in stock that's ready to ship today!  We're the #1 online source for roller chain sprockets.
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What Is An Offset Link?

What Is An Offset Link?

Roller chain offset links (half links) are used to add an odd number of pitches/links to a strand of roller chain.

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How To Install A Roller Chain Connecting & Offset Link

Connecting links with spring slips are installed a little different than the cotter pin style. The "Riveting" style connecting links are installed and fastened completely different than a conventional connecting links.  



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Cottered Vs Riveted Roller Chain

What is the difference between riveted and cottered style roller chain?  
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81XRT Rooftop Roller Chain

All New 81XRT Rooftop Roller Chain

  • Premium Material
  • Solid Rollers 
  • Solid Bushings
  • Quad Staked Pins
  • Heat Treated For Strength
  • Shot Peened For Fatigue Resistance
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Where To Buy Roller Chain?

RollerChain4Less.com is the #1 source for all roller chain.  Our company stocks a full range of ANSI & British Standard roller chain sizes. Fast Shipping! Excellent Customer Service - 90 Day Returns 


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New Products - June 2018

New Products Added June 2018

We're always adding new products every few months.  Be sure to signup to our newsletter to get notified with new product releases.

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Roller Chain Operation Temperature

What's the recommend ambient working temperatures for roller chain?

Temperatures vary by the material roller chain is manufactured from. There are two separate temperature ratings listed for Nitro roller chain, which are "recommended" and "maximum". Recommended is the ambient temperature range that we prefer that chain to run in. Maximum is the range where that chain can run in, however special precautions need to taken for temperature outside of the recommend.

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81X Roller Chain

81X Roller Chain

Nitro Power Products offers premium quality 81X roller chain in 5 different styles. We offer standard, heavy duty, super heavy, stainless steel and rooftop. The Nitro™ 81X roller chain is manufactured to last!

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Zinc Vs Nickel Plated Roller Chain

Both nickel & zinc plated chains are great for mildly corrosive applications. So what is the difference between nickel & zinc plated roller chain?

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Sprocket Diameter

Click here to view a complete sprocket diameter chart for ANSI chain sizes 25, 35, 40, 50, 60, 80 & 100.
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How To Measure Roller Chain

Roller chain is typically measured by the following points to determine what size chain you have.
  1. Measure the Pitch
  2. Measure the roller diameter
  3. Measure the inner width between the plates

The easiest solution to find what size chain you have is to look at the side plates for a stamped in number.  More than likely you'll need to clean off a few side plates in order to see the size.

Click here to view complete roller chain size charts

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Attachment Roller Chain

Nitro Attachment Roller Chain


RollerChain4Less.com offers made to order attachment roller chain.  We offer a large range of different style attachment links.  Attachment chain is available in standard, stainless steel, nickel plated, conveyor & agricultural chain.
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SDC Steel Detachable Chain

We now offer a full range of SDC Steel Detachable Chain in stock.  We also offer a wide variety of different styles of attachment links for the steel detachable chain.
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Favorite List

We now have a feature called Favorite List, which allows you to store certain products under your account.  Simply login and look for the below button on the product page.

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Difference Between Standard Roller Chain & O-Ring Roller Chain

Well the obvious difference is that o-ring roller chain utilizes an o-ring within the chain, which is commonly referred to as a "sealed roller chain". Whereas a standard roller chain is not sealed. The key differences and benefits of an o-ring roller chain is...

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Nitro Roller Chain Maintenance

Nitro Roller Chain Maintenance

All roller chain needs to be maintained with proper lubrication for optimum performance and to maximize a roller chains life span.

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Dacromet Plated Roller Chain

Dacromet Plated Roller Chain

We now offer Dacromet plated roller chain, which is highly corrosive resistant roller chain.  Dacromet roller chain is available from #35 up to #80 ANSI sizes. Read more to learn about Dacromet roller chain.

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D1 & D3 Pre-Made Attachment Chain

Pre-Made D1 & D3 attachment roller chain will be arriving soon.  All of our attachments on the pre-made chain are riveted only. Not assembled with connecting link style attachments, which only a slip fit link plate.
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New Super Premium Roller Chain

New Super Premium Roller Chain

Checkout our new line of Super Premium roller chain.  This chain is primarily used in extreme shock load situations.  Click the image to start shopping

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