Its an old thread, But I need help. My pins are stuck at 3/4s the way in.
Will not move any farther. Iv even broken my EMGO riveting tool!
Iv used this tool on 7-8 chains now. This is the first time Iv had this problem.
The C-clamp is good for flaring the pins, once in. But I cant get em in.
Or out for that matter. Did I mention my tool is broken.
Can anyone HELP.
short of buying a new tool, I don't know what to do.????
"He who lives by the sword,
Will need to practice with it often."
For the master link pins stuck 3/4 of the way in- I would jam two flathead screwdrivers into the space, and use them as levers to get the master link back out; then look in the holes to see if you can see a metal defect inside. Then use a drill bit smaller than the holes or a narrow dremel grinding attachment, to ream one or both holes a little bigger on the side that is sticking, and some fine sandpaper on any bumps found on the master link pins, rotating the sandpaper with a twisting thumb and one finger motion the way that the chain moves. Put some chain oil on the master link pins before trying to get them back on.