Your favorite chain tool

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TheDoc
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by TheDoc

Looking to get a new chain tool now that I've upgraded to Shimano 11 speed. Which chain tool do you like?

Been looking at the park CT4.3 but sort of on the fence about it since it wouldn't work with single speed chains. Pedro's Tutto looks promising but what other good options should I look into?

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Shimano TL-CN28

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by bm0p700f

Park chain tools are fine, never needed anything else.

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by Briscoelab

The park 4.3 is nice. Why wouldn't it work with SS chains? I've use it just fine.

I like the Park 3.2 better though and it is species to work with any chain... if official endorsement matters to you :)




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Rohloff Revolver 3.

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by thisisatest

Pedro's tutto is very nice.
In general, Park tools are inferior. Sorry, but it's true. Threads will have more play, more room for pin misalignment, among other things.
If you have a bike with thick "heavy duty" 1/8" chains, you might very well need a separate tool for that, run-of-the-mill 1/8" ones will be fine though.

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I've been using the Acor ATL-2716 chain tool, and i must say, that this is by far the best chain tool i tried. I highly recommend it to anyone. It works with any kind of chain.

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by Juanmoretime

Another Pedro user. Had the Park and broke pins all the time.
RESIDENT GRUMPY OLD MAN.

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maddog 2
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by maddog 2

for the workshop, Pedros.

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kac
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by kac

Lezyne makes a nice 11 speed chain tool for around $40.00

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by Valbrona

Most people use chain tools these days to just remove pins, and they typically do the joining with a PowerLink or whatever. So, if you just need a tool to remove pins and not to fit them, choice of chain tool is really not that critical. As such, something heavy duty will have more life in it.

TheDoc
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by TheDoc

Thanks for the feedback everyone! :beerchug:

@Valbrona That's true. It has been a while since I fitted a pin lol.

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Park ct3.2 for me ...years of service from mine .

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esfrost wrote:I've been using the Acor ATL-2716 chain tool, and i must say, that this is by far the best chain tool i tried. I highly recommend it to anyone. It works with any kind of chain.

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I have one of these under a different name.. It's the bloody best chain tool.. 11/8 track chain, 10 speed, 9 speed, 11 speed from the big 3. And if you drop a c spaner between the preload screw and the the back of the chain and you can set and shot peen a campag 11 speed chain rivet :thumbup:

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by cendres

I've tried most and Like the Hozan most.

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