I'm going to lay the chain out, "study" on it a bit, and see if I can weld something up that will help me with this problem.
I had seen pictures of that tool before but nothing that showed how it was used.
Don't bother looking to Sears for one of these tools though.
This is tough enough without having a load of manure on top of it .
I think a lot of the problem is that this chain is new and has been dipped in some type of epoxy paint.
Thanks for the responses,