Why do you need a bike chain breaker?
The chain breaker mostly helps keep everything aligned properly, but you can do without it. I’ve used a hammer and improvised punch (nail), plus some vice grips without any problems to break and re-link a chain (some chains don’t come with master links).
How does a chain breaker tool work?
That tool is a chain breaker. Chains are made up of a series of inner and outer plates, each held together with metal pins (rivets) that are surrounded by a washer (roller). A chain breaker works by pressing a chain pin out to disconnect a chain, and if required, driving in a new connecting pin to put it back together.
Do I need a chain breaker tool?
If you break a chain on the road anywhere other than on the master link, you’ll need a chain tool to remove the other half of the broken link. Now, if you are saying that you are confident it’s not going to break, fair enough.
In order to shorten the link without a chain tool, you need an alternative tool like a hammer, pliers or thin nail. They will assist you in pushing the pin easily. You can position the chain over a socket, and hit it with a hammer. Then, you can now pass the bolt all throughout the open holes.
What is a chain breaker used for?
A good chain breaker (sometimes known as a chain splitter or simply a chain tool) is an essential part of any home mechanic’s toolkit, allowing you to split old chains, shorten new ones and join those that use a pin rather than a quick -link.
What is a chain hook used for?
Chain hooks used for anchoring are primarily derived from hooks used widely in the lifting industry. Their most common use is to shorten chain when lifting.