I always use my trusty little Rivoli chain tool without any issues.
Stay away from wax lubes. Wet lube is much better.
I'm trying to get it from amazon because my friend is buying a 2 dollar guitar chord, and wants free shipping. So I'm picking up a prk tool sr-18. What model is the Rivoli? And what chain lube do you recommend?
for a chain tool that you're going to leave in the shop, full size is the way to go. that Rivoli looks like a pretty good design, but the smaller ones simply are not as comfortable to use as the full sized ones you can use your whole hand to operate, as opposed to fingers.
if you need a tool that is more portable, by all means the smaller ones work perfectly fine, but a good shop tool cant be beat.
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I've used/own just about every chain tool in existence and the one that works best on the K710-SL chain is the Rivoli - which is specifically what the OP was asking about - and is actually the most reliable chain tool I have. At the shop or at home, it gets used the most and I've never broken one.
In my experience, full-size chain tools are overly cumbersome. You don't need a full hand grip to remove a chain pin.
x2 on the Rivoli for that chain, as if the Mighty Scrod's opinion needed support. When I needed extra leverage, I just attached a set of vice grips to give me a good handle to hold. Only needed to do this once though.
The Park CT-3 will work on it too but I've broken more pins on that thing than I can count when using it on the K710 or K710-SL.
Man. I'm going to buy the Rivoli from you later. My Park Tool one sucks! I broke about 3 pins, and the little screw on drive pin. I bought a new one for 6 (6!) bucks and it still wouldn't spin straight anymore. **** this.
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