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in the market for a new chain splitter/ riveter
« on: May 13, 2014, 03:16:45 PM »
-and, preferably, not too pricey.


What have you got and would you recommend it? I hear very good things about the DID KM500...but it's not cheap and I wouldn't be using one that often to make it worth while.
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Re: in the market for a new chain splitter/ riveter
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2014, 03:50:02 PM »
I think mine is a Motion Pro? works fine, don't remember what I paid though?
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Re: in the market for a new chain splitter/ riveter
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2014, 03:54:10 PM »
I use a cut off wheel in an electric drill.
I tried cutting off the heads of the rivets once, now I just cut the links.
And I'm using the screw on master links now.
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Re: in the market for a new chain splitter/ riveter
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 08:23:29 PM »
Here is a knock off of the DID breaker.

I've got it and it works great, cheep too.

http://www.mikesxs.net/product/35-0006.html

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Re: in the market for a new chain splitter/ riveter
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2014, 08:33:56 PM »
Spend the money... Get the DID cutter and riveter

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Re: in the market for a new chain splitter/ riveter
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2014, 08:47:58 PM »
I've used this one to do my last 3 chains, 1 just last week in fact.  It works great (I've nothing to compare it to though) and there are a few YouTube videos to help as well. 

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Re: in the market for a new chain splitter/ riveter
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2014, 01:59:37 PM »
Spend the money... Get the DID cutter and riveter


They are £136!!! For only occasional use, I can't really justify that.

Here is a knock off of the DID breaker.

I've got it and it works great, cheep too.

http://www.mikesxs.net/product/35-0006.html


I think I'll probably get something along those lines

I've used this one to do my last 3 chains, 1 just last week in fact.  It works great (I've nothing to compare it to though) and there are a few YouTube videos to help as well. 


Sadly, US only.

I think mine is a Motion Pro? works fine, don't remember what I paid though?


Those, I can get in the UK.
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Re: in the market for a new chain splitter/ riveter
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2014, 06:47:20 PM »
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Re: in the market for a new chain splitter/ riveter
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2014, 09:09:50 AM »
My EK breaker pin bent the last time I used it and had to get a simpler one from the local shop. It only did it 90% out. I had to use pliers to finish the extraction. I purchased a Motion Pro 08-0058 Breaker Riviter and used it yesterday. The pin shattered with the chain pin half way out when I was breaking the new chain to eliminate the extra links. I zipped down to the local shop again and got what they had, a Motion Pro 08-470. This one was specific for a 530 chain. The breaking pin seemed to be a snugger fit than the first Motion Pro. The extraction was smoother and quick.

The EK was close to $200 and no way to get replacement pins. The Motion Pro was $63 at Amazon. The second Motion Pro was $90 at the dealer with a 20% off sale yesterday. With tax it was $79.

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