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Chain tool
« on: August 08, 2007, 08:23:51 pm »
What's the best chain tool for breaking and installing a new chain? Which ones should I avoid?
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Re: Chain tool
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2007, 08:53:05 pm »
I like the EK tool. Seems pretty hearty material.

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Re: Chain tool
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2007, 09:08:51 pm »
Motion pro makes nice tools. I bought the chain kit for about $100. I love it.
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Re: Chain tool
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2007, 09:27:31 pm »
EK looks good.  I use Motion Pro Part # 08-0058 CHAIN BREAKER & RIVETING TOOL.   Works pretty well for the price.  Be sure to follow instructions!  If you leave too much of the pin exposed, as I did the first time I used it, it will easily break off.
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Re: Chain tool
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2007, 10:17:16 pm »
A little grease on the end of the riveting tool helps it last a little longer also.
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Re: Chain tool
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2007, 03:21:59 pm »
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Re: Chain tool
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2007, 01:10:09 am »
Thanks for your input. For no reason at all I ignored all of your usefull suggestions and went with the RK breaker, riveting tool. I have an RK chain so it made sense. It seems solidly built but I'll let you know if it goes to sh&t on the first use.
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Re: Chain tool
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2007, 11:40:50 pm »
Thanks for your input. For no reason at all I ignored all of your usefull suggestions and went with the RK breaker, riveting tool. I have an RK chain so it made sense. It seems solidly built but I'll let you know if it goes to sh&t on the first use.

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You are too smart to use a chain breaker....leave that up to us guyz' who like to get dirty!  Cya- Big RoNny
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Re: Chain tool
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2007, 11:52:15 pm »
The best chain tool that I have ever used (and the only one that has lasted me more than a couple of months) is the Motion Pro jumbo chain tool. Is pricey but I've had mine for years and it is heavy duty and gets the job done right. I have a few in stock would sell one for 110.00. Best investment in a chain tool you'll ever make. Probably the last one you would ever buy.
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