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12/29/2015 5:39 PM

Does anyone have this exact park tools chain breaker? I was wondering if you guys could break a chain and put it back together without any problems, bc I got one at my lbs, and I can't put my chain back together and neither can the guy who sold me it. The chain breaker's threading part isn't long enough when pressing the pin back in.


12/29/2015 7:34 PM

You get what you pay for I guess, I got the 35+ dollar breaker from my local shop, the Park CT 3.2 I think it's called

It's a dialed breaker, I just need a new pin soon I guess, like 4 dollar or so, replacement. It got bent somehow, probably when my friend tried re installing the pin through one of the outside plates lol.


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12/29/2015 7:51 PM

I've used those before and never had an issue.

Post a pic of how far you can get the pin in with your breaker. I'm thinking for some reason yours has a super short pin on it.


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12/29/2015 7:54 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/29/2015 7:58 PM

dave lawrence wrote:

I've used those before and never had an issue.

Post a pic of how far you can get the pin in with your breaker. I'm thinking ...more

i cant thread the spinning thing back on because the pin is poking out too far into the barrrel.


12/29/2015 8:02 PM

Tap the pin in carefully with a hammer against something like a block of wood just to get it started, then use the chainbreaker for the rest of it.

or try squeezing it with pliers or something just to get it started, that usually works for me


12/29/2015 8:12 PM

alright thanks guys but i got the shop to put it on. Hopefully I'll use it fine in the future


12/29/2015 8:21 PM

I had that one. I hated it.


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12/29/2015 8:36 PM

I have that one. I don't use it. haha

I purchased the larger Park one and use that instead.


12/29/2015 8:59 PM

i thought park tools was a reputable brand so even the cheaper one would be fine.


12/29/2015 9:31 PM

they are for thinner chains.


12/29/2015 10:22 PM

I've got one, works fine on 410 chains, I've had it for years. I've used it on half link and 510 chains too. Never had a problem.


12/30/2015 3:42 PM

I've got this one too, never an issue for me either. used it on half-link and normal sized chain no probs.


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12/31/2015 6:42 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/31/2015 6:43 PM

pnj wrote:

they are for thinner chains.

Ding ding

It's meant for 10 speed chains etc.

You could have just lined the plates up and tapped it in half the way with a hammer...