Manual Chain Blocks


Master Hire’s range of manual chain blocks are used to lift and lower heavy loads. These chain blocks use a chain and hook and are rated to 2t. The total weight of the load (including the weight of any attached rigging equipment) must not exceed the working load limit (WLL) of 2t.

Both the top and bottom hooks are fitted with ball bearings to allow it to rotate under load. The hooks are also equipped with cast latches to easily and safely attach the unit to items. Chain blocks work differently to our industrial manual lever blocks. Chain blocks use two cogs with a clutch to scale down the amount of force needed to lift heavy items. As the smaller chain is pulled, it begins to lift the item that is attached to the larger chain and hook.


Manual chain blocks are commonly used in garages or sheds and rigging and construction applications. Chain blocks are only used to lift items vertically.

See also: Industrial Manual Lever Blocks

Product Training and Guidance

Our manual chain blocks are easy to use and Master Hire’s free customer hand over includes basic training to ensure you can operate the machine confidently and safely at all times.

Delivery and Pick Up

Master Hire offers convenient delivery and pick up options. Speak to our team for delivery rates which may vary depending on location. For more information, or to enquire about our hire rates, contact Master Hire 1300 107 107.

For your safety, convenience and WHS obligations, user manuals and hazard assessments are available for a range of equipment.

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Product Documents

Operator's Manuals

Hazard Assessment