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Recommend me a chain tool

simon74simon74 Posts: 26
edited July 2014 in Road buying advice
Can you recommend a good chain tool that will do 9 and 10 speed chains please?

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  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,609
    My pedros multi tool seems to do the job OK.
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  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    workshop or portable?

    for the latter the Park CT-5 tool is good, I find.

    For the workshop tool I'm in the same boat myself, so would be interested to hear any ideas. On my short list are Park, Pedros, Shimano and the HubJub one.
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  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,523
    maddog 2 wrote:
    workshop or portable?

    for the latter the Park CT-5 tool is good, I find.

    For the workshop tool I'm in the same boat myself, so would be interested to hear any ideas. On my short list are Park, Pedros, Shimano and the HubJub one.

    I had been using my Pedro's multi tool for my shop chain tool simply because I hadn't got around to buying a good shop tool. Worked OK, if a bit hard to hang onto and it felt like it was going to break just before the pin started moving. Bought a "real" one, you know, a larger
    actual tool. Much easier than the portable ones.

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  • blorgblorg Posts: 1,169
    The larger ones do feel a bit more solid than the portable ones all right. I have a cheap Lifeline one from Wiggle and it works great, I've used it on everything from 7 speed to 10 speed and 1/8" single speed chains.
  • Park CT 5 for 7 - 10 speed chains, or the CT 7 for singlespeed chains. I have both, and both are excellent.

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  • iwantblueiwantblue Posts: 134
    another ++ for the CT5.... for up to 10-speed, whilst its a trail tool, I'd happily have it as a workshop tool, I find it effortless...
    on that basis I'd try the new CT3.2 for 11-speed chain, apart from Campy apparently, that needs another peening tool...
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,080
    My Birzman one has lasted two years of graft so far and was under £10
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