It depends. Do you want the chain to remain pretty much intact, meaning are you planning on using it later, or are you throwing it away? I used boltcutters on my chain to break it, but I knew I was throwing it away. You can buy a special tool that breaks chains without damaging them, but it's kind of expensive. I bought the boltcutters for about fifteen bucks from a hardware store.Originally posted by aznridr
whats a good way to cut the chain?
What you call a "peen-over type link" is a master link. It is a rivet master link and is a bit safer than a clip master link. A rivet master link is entirely what I recommended.Originally posted by Strong Bad
I'd stay away from those masterlinks, I've had one come undone on me and it didn't even receive much abuse! You can buy a chain tool for about $80 or so. The kit should have come with a peen-over type link.