This lightweight, extremely durable portable chain hoist is easy to operate in pulling, hoisting and hauling jobs on deck or when moving machinery parts in the engine room. The ratchet action enables you hoist easily with short handle strokes and the load is constantly supported while lifting by a braking mechanism. The handle is opreated in the same way when lowering the load. The hoist is steadily lowered and the ratched system again assures that the handle will not spring loose and injure the operator. All hoist are tested at weighs 50% over the mentioned capacity for safety reasons.