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Chain Breaker + Rivet tool

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by spooninatar, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Ello,

    Can someone please suggest a good chain breaker + rivet tool ?

    I am looking at this one ( http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170562344483&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT ) which seems to be the best bang for buck, but I don't particularly want to wait a couple of weeks for it.

    *edit* or this one http://www.mcas.com.au/_product.php?section=1&prodid=1094

    And for the folks that have one already, is there anything i should look out for ? i.e. ratchet connection instead of the handle ??

    I'm working on a budget, and looking around the $100 mark.


    *hmm could probably move this into the Bling and Appearance section* :angel:
  2. A chain breaker is called an angle grinder.

    My riveter is Emgo one you listed second, but I think I picked it up from MCAS on special for less than that. It isn't great quality, but I've changed about 4 chains with it now.
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  4. I had the EMGO one from MCAS, done 5 chains and it is shagged. Just purchased the more heavy duty one from MCAS (+$20, I think), I have not used yet but it looks 5X stronger.

    Just remember to grease the threads and wind on, back off, wind on, back off.... Do not try to do it all in one hit.

  5. cheers,

    will see who fastest postage between the EMGO and the one from torpedo7 website :)

    Think i'll be going down to supercheap or bunnings to pick up a echeapo grinder to. Anyone tryed filing by hand ?
  6. i use a mini grinder/engraver (dremel type tool) as i dont have a big grinder yet.

    cost me about 25 bucks from kmart

    torpedo 7 are pretty cool about postage mine took 2 weeks, but only because i filled out my adress wrong, SPAZ! but they did send it back to me with no extra charge.

    they usually quote withing 5 days, and i think mine was attempted (the first time) after 4
  7. I love my chain breaker, got it locally from a Honda/Suzuki dealer. Here it is going through the 520 chain on my XR600R:


    Very easy to use and very effective, too. Just grind the head off the link-pin you need to remove and then use the breaker to punch it out. Cost about $35 and looks like it'll last a lifetime. The pin-head is replaceable, too, so if you somehow destroy it you can simply fit another one.

    This eBay item in the US looks pretty much like the one I have, and its about what I paid locally once you factor in postage http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/moti...9249133QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

    Cheers - boingk