Type 304 stainless is a slightly magnetic chain which is typically used for decorating and lighter loads. Type 304 is corrosion resistant but does have lower working load limits than 316. It also has a longer pitch link. This chain is not for overhead lifting.
Type 304 Stainless
Type 316 Stainless
Type 316 stainless is a non-magnetic alloy-type chain. It is also corrosion resistant and is used for industrial and marine applications. Type 316 has a shorter link than type 304 and has a higher working load. Stainless chain is typically ordered by the foot. This chain is not used for overhead lifting.