Good chain tool

giant man

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Essex innit?
Due to my crap quality Lidl special chain splitter tool literally falling apart in my hands, I need to find out the good chain tools available. What does everyone here use and recommend?
 
Park, Shi**no, Pedros, VAR.
 

rustychisel

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the Shimano one is quite good, surprisingly, but that won't save me bending the stud on it sometime when I in a hurry, thus consigning that tool to the growing pile in the corner 'just in case'.

Just in case what? Is it going to sprout wings. Grow a new appendage? Why oh why do I keep things which are broke? I guarantee you I've got six or seven chain tools, one at least with an old galvanised nail in place of the rivet driver. Once I actually thought 'if I get a lathe I could turn my own replacement studs out of super-hard steel'. Brilliant. Feckin' A1. Invest in a lathe the make chain tool studs. A mind-bogglingly great idea; lucky the shed doesn't actually have power running to it. I feel better now, thanks for letting me emote.
 
rustychisel said:
Why oh why do I keep things which are broke?
Because, once in every hundred million years, some of that stuff comes in handy. You'll be glad you kept it then!
 
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giant man

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Essex innit?
Anyone got the Pedros one. I think it's the Pro Chain Tool? It's either this one or one of the Park ones for me I feel. Seem to be popular anyway. They do the CT-3, and the CT-6.

This is like the first chain i have ever taken links out of so don't want it too complicated for a numpty like me!
 

Maz

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This is useful info for me, too, as I'll be getting my own chain tool soon.

The one I borrowed for the job I just did (can't remember the make, but it was Uk made) - it didn't look broken in anyway but it didn't completely push the rivet all the way out - I used a pair of pliers to pull it through the last bit of the link.

Do all chain tools do this, or was the one I used possibly not working properly?
 
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