A chain hoist is a device used for lifting and lowering heavy objects by means of a chain or cable. Chain hoists can be hand-operated, or powered by an electric motor. They are typically used in garages, workshops, warehouses, and construction sites to lift and move items such as furniture, building materials, and large industrial equipment. Chain hoists operate using a set of pulleys that allow the user to adjust the lifting height with ease. The chain is connected to the load being lifted and pulled around the pulleys in order to raise or lower it. The chain hoist is designed to be safe and efficient while handling heavy items, making it suitable for both professional and DIY applications.