Chain hoists are rated for overhead lifting. You can use a chain hoist as a come-along, no problem. But, the difference between a chain hoist versus a chain come-along is the 'hoist' means it's certificated for overhead lifting (which relates to safety!).
We carry lever style, hand-over-hand style (called 'manual' chain hoists), and electric hoists. If you don't need your chain hoist for overhead lifting, checkout our less expensive Chain Come-Alongs.
Below is our selection of Manual Chain Hoists.