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#1 broken arrow OFFLINE  

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Posted March 19, 2016 - 10:07 AM

Hi all,

I'm not sure where to start this so it's here...

Can anyone tell me of an easy way to assemble/disassemble detachable link chain?

I have 10 feet of chain that needs to be disassembled so that a flanged link can be put between every regular link.

That means 10 feet to come apart but 20 feet to put together.

This stuff is a real pain in the hands.

Please Help.

Thanks,

Dave


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 10:16 AM

A pic of the chain might help us see what you are doing.


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 11:47 AM

Yea..a photo or description would be a big help.


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 11:51 AM

How heavy of a chain? Are we talking tire chains?
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Posted March 19, 2016 - 12:09 PM

This is the flat agricultural type chain.

Like would be used in a manure spreader.

http://www.shop.farm...-COIL-T5500.htm


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 12:11 PM

I think the chain is held in a "U" shape and they slide apart.


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 12:50 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=VaJ2oL80Dmw

 

A couple minutes in shows how to separate the links.

 

Looks like you'll be in for a long day.


Edited by MiCarl, March 19, 2016 - 12:55 PM.

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Posted March 19, 2016 - 07:35 PM

Looks like you'll be in for a long day.

 

I know, that's why I was hoping for an EASY way.


Edited by broken arrow, March 19, 2016 - 07:36 PM.


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 07:57 PM

If possible, setting it up on the vice to smack it helps but I've never heard of anything easy or seen a special tool.



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Posted March 19, 2016 - 08:26 PM

all you need is a chain breaker similar to this one, does all flat chains. Insert the chain, fold it about 90* and stike with hammer. These have been around for 100 yrs.

 

 

chain breaker.jpg


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 08:28 PM

A press might help.



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Posted March 19, 2016 - 08:31 PM

Sears has those.



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Posted March 19, 2016 - 08:32 PM

http://www.sears.com...h=chain breaker


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 09:25 PM

those are mostly for doing roller chain. Flat chains are very different, as they have no connector link, you can breaker it any place you want and put it right back together, or shorter it up.


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Posted March 20, 2016 - 12:10 AM

all you need is a chain breaker similar to this one, does all flat chains. Insert the chain, fold it about 90* and stike with hammer. These have been around for 100 yrs.

 

 

attachicon.gifchain breaker.jpg

 

When I was a young man working on the farm occasionally a chain would break on the manure spreader.  I thought I recalled using tools to work on it - that might be what we had.

 

If you think what you're attempting is difficult try doing it with a full load of chicken manure.






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