This will replace only the broken head of our S-hook pliers. Use to cut chain and to open and close S-hooks. This product should last 2 years in harsh conditions and up to 5 years in optimal conditions. Some conditions may require replacement sooner.
**Installation, Safe Use and Maintenance Instructions**
IMPORTANT: Please read for important information. In this material we have tried to provide some requirements stated in the CPSC Handbooks, ASTM F2373-11, F1487-11 and F1148-09. However, we in no way intend for this to be a complete list of requirements. Also these publications are updated frequently with changes therefore, you should read these publications yourself to determine if any part or installation could prove a danger to a child.
To help keep children safe from harm, review installation and maintenance instructions before installing equipment. These are located in the description of every product on our website. www.americanswing.com Download and print these instructions and keep in a safe place. Our website also has a “Product Testing Information” page. All products are tested for lead, phthalates and tensile strength. You can also call us at 1-800-433-2573 for more information or see http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/325.pdf.
Installation: Our parts are sold as either replacement parts or components of a set, unless you are buying our Metal Frame Set, therefore these parts need to be installed according to the sets installation instructions. If the installation instructions differ from ours please contact us at 800-433-2573.
Spread pliers’ legs apart and put chain at the back of the large set of jaws. Put leg with flat end on the ground. Place your foot on the flat end for leverage and press plier’s legs together until the chain is cut. Pliers cut chain that is 5/16” in diameter.
To close S-hooks: Put the S-hook in the front part of the large jaws and close the pliers’ legs and the S-hook will close.
To open S-hooks: Use the little jaws at the other end of the pliers’ head. Put the top or outer jaw inside of the closed S-hook. Close the pliers’ legs and the S-hook should open.
Make sure any S-hooks are closed to within .04 to meet ASTM safety standards. To do this you will need to use our S-hook pliers or a regular pair of channel lock pliers. WARNING: Once the S-hooks have been opened they will have to be replaced to avoid injuries from coming open and/or breaking. Make sure that if you are using shackles they are also tightened.
Safe Use: This is for use by ADULTS only. Do not allow it to be used if damaged.
Maintenance: Do the following to reduce the chance of serious injuries. Make sure there are no cracks or breaks in the head and handle. Replace parts as needed. Maintain detailed inspection and maintenance records fro public-use playground equipment.
Any damage from vandalism, abuse or misuse VOIDS all warranties.