Specially heat-treated and proof tested steel chain hoists equipped with a safety guard. These hoists can be operated at any angle and are equipped with a slip steel bolt which allows easy replacement of the load chains. The load wheel operates on precision ball bearings which are sealed with lubrication inside to eliminate the adverse effect of particles and dust on the moving parts. The top and bottom hooks are swivel type to allow easy turning of the load. These hoists have superior working capacities.