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The Anti-Pinch Pin helps you to use a 16mm or 19mm chain on items that have insufficient clearance to allow the chain itself to pass through. It is designed to be used with a Squire SS65CS (and SS65CS-XLN) padlock (other padlocks will not fit).
The Mini-Pin is a variation on the same idea, with a smaller head (50mm diameter cf. 70mm) and made in shorter lengths. The bar (i.e. the 'pin' part), the lock recess, and therefore the requirement for a Squire SS65CS lock, are all identical to the larger Anti-Pinch Pins.
The Mini-Pin is available in a variety of lengths - select the length you require from the drop-down list below. Note that these are all nominal lengths - the overall length (i.e. including the thickness of the head) is about 10mm greater and manufacturing tolerances mean these are not precise - please contact us if you have a particularly tight constraint on length.
One of the photos shows how the Mini-Pin can be used to adapt a Squire GA1 concrete-in ground anchor to suit a 16mm chain. If you have such an anchor already installed and do not want to replace it, the Mini-Pin may allow you to use a higher-grade chain than would otherwise fit through the existing anchor.
We also offer protection products to help keep your valuable items from damage caused by these pieces of metal! Heatshrink sleeving plus a plastic end cap offer protection to the shaft and tip of the Pin. We can fit these for you, including shrinking the sleeving onto the Pin, or the component items are available as separate products. (The rubber protective washers are not available in the smaller size for the Mini Pin. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.)
Note: The plastic protective cap doesn't quite fit through the Protector 19mm chain links and thus may not be useful in combination with that chain. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The Mini Pins are supplied with either a zinc plated or black electrophoretic finish.
Please click for important information on Anti-Pinch Pin suitability and further details.
This video helps explain how the Mini-Anti-Pinch Pin can help with using Protector 16mm and 19mm chains, particularly with pre-existing ground anchors that will not accept a high-grade chain directly:
This is a general video that helps to explain our Anti-Pinch Pin and how it can help with using Protector 16mm and 19mm chains: