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Old 08-23-12, 09:00 PM
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This was probably a rookie mistake, right?

Experience chain suck on a ride. Determine that I will have to unlink the chain to disentangle it. Chain has a powerlink, but I have no pliers. I do have a chain tool. Figure that the best place to pop a rivet is the powerlink. Powerlink rivet pops. Chain tool bit becomes firmly lodged in powerlink keyhole.

Now I need to remove the other half of the powerlink. Is this feasible with a (second) chain tool, as long as the bit goes in from the round side rather than the keyhole side?
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Old 08-23-12, 10:30 PM
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Don't pop a powerlink's rivet. They are permanently attached to the plates. You might be able to get a new pin for your chain tool if you can't get the plate off. What brand is your chain tool? If park, you can get them really easily.
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haha (no offense) thats a rookie mistake. this is going to be a fix it by any means necessary scenario. however, get another tool and cut the links out to remove your chain tool. get 2 master links and some spare chain links from your local shop (or use extras you probably have if you cut the chain yourself) and remove the broken tool and master link segment. reattach the new segment and go to town with a hammer, punch, dremel, vise grip to try and salvage the old chain tool. most of all, learn that master links are incapable of having the "pin" removed from them.
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Buy some pliers, cheap ones will do.
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