Thread: #41 chain
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:10 AM
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Default Re: #41 chain

I'm sure the small socket under the chain works better than what I was doing, but it worked anyway. I lay the chain out on a two by four and drill a small hole in the wood... lay the link pin directly over the hole and use a punch and hammer. A few whacks and she's out. I'm thinking that a hole drilled larger to receive an old socket or similar (even a nut would work) and I'd have a chain break tool of sorts. I can also picture wood or metal adjacent to where the chain would lie to make a little channel of sorts for the chain to sit in so that it is easier to focus on the punch, hammer and fingers. I think I'll try that next time there is a need. Thanks for the socket idea.
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