Re: swivels... welded?
I did the bubble tip on the jaws as well Bob.
I really don't think that an animal could open a crunch proof when pulling straight on. I've locked them up in a bench vise and ripped and pulled on one of my trap chains with everything I have, yet it felt like I was pulling on a solid metal rod with no give at all.
I believe that if a J-hook or S-hook is going to fail, it's going to require a chain link to bind up somehow and work the rivet from an angle other than 180 degrees, where the rivet could be opened from the side.
I wasn't a welder until I saw a little Lincoln MIG/FC welder on clearance at Home Depot last year. I popped in the DVD, skipped through the safety section.......and learned how to weld in about a half hour. I couldn't believe how easy it was
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