Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lawrenceville NJ
Chain repair tool for links
I don't know how many of you are familiar with a chain repair tool to split the chain apart. They are about $15, even $10. Bicycle shops use them every day. It pushes the rivet out however if you are going to insert a new link or piece, you never want to push the rivet all the way out, only almost.
If you need to replace the chain, I'd buy one for the price, but if you don't want to buy, put your snowblower in your truck or trailer and head to the local bike shop, I'm sure they would help you out removing the rivet and installing the new chain's rivet.
I have two of these of different qualities. I've been using one for years fixing bicycles out of my home garage.
1986 Ariens ST522, 5hp, 22"
1995 Murray Craftsman 10hp, 29" w. 12" impeller
A 1983 Real John Deere 10hp, 32" w. 12" impeller, 16" auger, 20" high front, cast iron gear box, chains
Noma 9hp, 27" w. 12" impeller
Noma 5hp, 24" w. 12" impeller, 20" high front
Gravely Convertible, 12hp Kohler cast iron, 26" width, 600 lbs of cast iron & steel, 2 speed impeller, 4 ground speeds
Dynamark 8hp, 26", 12" impeller, for sale
Several other 5hp, 8hp, several 2 cycle, all for sale