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Is there a best chain tool for shimano 10 speed (HG54-HG95)

Old 11-19-15, 01:11 AM
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Is there a best chain tool for shimano 10 speed (HG54-HG95)

Which and why?

For example, I read somewhere that one chain tool eliminated the connecting pin guesswork - you'd crank all the way until it hit a stopper. No need for careful visual inspection. (evidently I can't find which anymore...)
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Some older chain tools had a travel stop to keep you from pushing a standard pin completely out of the far sideplate. That was back when reusing those pins to join the chain was common. For modern chains (8-speed and above) you remove the pin completely and join the chain with special pin or a master link. As to a chain tool that will seat a Shimano joining pin fully but not too far, I don't know of any. I find that those pins seat until the last fraction of a turn suddenly gets easier and then another small fraction of a turn gets harder. Stop as soon as that happens.
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