PRODUCT: The Motion Pro chain breaker, press and riveting tool is a complete chain maintenance and repair system for 520, 525 and 530 standard O-ring and X-ring chains. The tool allows you to break, press and rivet your chain with one compact setup.
POSITIVES: Cutting and fitting a new chain can be a total nightmare if you don’t have the proper tools. Not only do you need to push the pins out at the desired link, reinstalling the master link on an O-ring chain is a painful proposition if you’re using pliers as your crimping tool.
The Motion Pro breaker, press and riveting tool is made from hardened steel at the body, pin and riveting tip. Once you adjust it to the spot where you want to break the chain (a dual fitting that is adjustable), you tighten the top piece until the hardened pin starts to push out the chain pin. With everything lined up properly and a smooth turn on the top adjuster, the chain pins slide out with little effort. In addition, the press tool allows you to press the plate on far enough to accept the master-link clip.
NEGATIVES: It’s not a cheap tool, but it is a must-have for the workshop, and it will last for years.
BOTTOM LINE: This is a great tool that takes care of all chain installation needs. It comes with simple-to-follow instructions, is well-made, and is a must for your track toolbox and your roll-away. It comes with a limited one-year warranty, and Motion Pro has excellent tutorials on its website.