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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.

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lots of utubers using dremels to grind down rivets

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lots of utubers using dremels to grind down rivets
Sorry, I'm not getting it, what does that accomplish? If you grind the end of the pin off, you can split the chain, but it doesn't help you re-join the chain again. And you need a new pin, and way to install it.

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Yeah, a Dremel is a total no-go for repairing/rejoining chain. In some cases, you can use a master link (way, way, back we had an old Moto Mower blower that was all chains, loaded with them . . . ) but they are far more apt to fail than using a chain tool. The good news is that a decent chain tool is quite cheap ($10 bucks at Amazon for a basic one, good for occasional use) . . . basically a fancy C clamp . . .
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