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Chest Handles

For centuries, brass chest handles were used to pick up and move heavy wooden chests, but this simple, practical handle style can now be seen on cabinets, tool boxes, crates, cases, hatches and storage bins as well.

Sierra Pacific Engineering and Products manufactures both recessed and non-recessed chest handles for industrial OEM products. Recessed chest handles fit into a compartment fitted into a door, lid or the sidewall of a crate or chest. The handles themselves are completely flush against the surface, so that viewed from a profile perspective, they are completely hidden.

In contrast, a non-recessed chest handle hangs loosely against the surface, and can be seen from the side view. The differences between the two types are mostly cosmetic, and each style essentially performs the same function. However, on a boat, trailer or RV, or anywhere space is tight, recessed chest handles may be preferable.

Sierra Pacific’s chest handles are made of zinc, cold-rolled steel, stainless steel, or hollow steel. A variety of finishes are available, including mill, nickel plated, black powder coated, black matte powder coated, black electro-coated, clear zinc-plated, and yellow zinc-plated (giving it a brass finish, which also offers more corrosion resistance).  Some of our handles also include red PVC or black rubber handle grips.

SPEP provides a variety of designs to fit your products, including chest handles with or without a spring-loaded bail, which keeps the handle tucked neatly in place until it’s needed. This is a useful attribute for electronic enclosures or trucks and trailers.

Through a complex, standardized method of designing, testing and manufacturing, Sierra Pacific’s engineering team is constantly tweaking and perfecting each chest handle design, making sure that the quality of our products is maximized.

Call our customer service department for friendly, expert advice on selecting the best chest handle for your application. 

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