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Old 01-01-2010, 12:02 PM
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Default Re: Harbor Freight Chain breaker

i posted the same a while ago:

the one i got came with two different pins, one that fit bike chains, and one that fit motor chains. all the one's i've seen since have 2 bigger pins.

i got one for my buddy, and just used a grinder to make the pin skinnier.

on mine, the smaller pin busted in half. the links don't line up perfect, so if you're off a little, you can damage the chain, or in my case, the pin.

luckily, it was still long enough to use after i smoothed out the broken tip.

i still like it. it's the best chain breaker i've found so far.

also, after adding links to a chain, make sure they move freely. usually they're a little tight. you can flex the chain back and forth, or stick a screwdriver inbetween the link and tweak it a bit. just make sure it doesn't bind, or you'll have problems.
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