file for chain links?

I don't have a grinder, can I file the rivit off to shorten my chain?

if you have all day. why not just get a chain tool for $20, and then you'll always have it. they're quite useful.

The chain breaker is the best idea, otherwise a stone grinding wheel in a drill or Dremel tool. A file would just be a ridulous waste of time IMHO.

John Davies

Spokane WA

Before we go a chain breaker we just used to use a flat screwdriver and a hammer on the garage floor.

Filing it by hand would take way too long. You can purchase a cheap 4 1/2" grinder at wal-mart or lowes for around $25.

If you want to save money file it its like 1 mm of metal to file im sure you can handle it.

Losttrail, you are seriously under estimating how long it will take to file through that. It would take a ludacris amount of time. Hell it takes even to long with a dremel.

It only take a few minutes to file through it. You can put alot of pressure on it with a file and cut through it pretty quick.

I probably am, since Ive never done it. But not matter how long it took Id do it if my friend didnt have a grinder, with the air grinder it took less than 30 seconds to get it ground down.

You guys always want the easy way out, don't you. Nobody works for anything anymore. Nobody wants to put in a days work anymore to get a chain link off. Do you think our forefathers could grab an air grinder, or a 'Motion Pro' chain breaker back in the day? ----Hell no, they did not even have electricity because Edison and Franklin were still more concerned about chasing tail and getting drunk. So, our forefathers labored away, wiping sweat from their brow, knowing each stroke of their grandfather's file was one more stroke closer to 10,000, before that link fell to the dirt. They knew they could then go home while their kids were fast asleep, kiss them on the forehead, and rest knowing they put in a honest days work. The old man knew that if he kept working as hard as the last day, he could finally gather enough coin to go buy a new Husqvarna. If he only knew today that his old Husky parts are still interchangeable with the present ones, he would have bought a Honda.

Alright, thaks guys. I was just wondering if it could be done.

You guys always want the easy way out, don't you. Nobody works for anything anymore. Nobody wants to put in a days work anymore to get a chain link off. Do you think our forefathers could grab an air grinder, or a 'Motion Pro' chain breaker back in the day? ----Hell no, they did not even have electricity because Edison and Franklin were still more concerned about chasing tail and getting drunk. So, our forefathers labored away, wiping sweat from their brow, knowing each stroke of their grandfather's file was one more stroke closer to 10,000, before that link fell to the dirt. They knew they could then go home while their kids were fast asleep, kiss them on the forehead, and rest knowing they put in a honest days work. The old man knew that if he kept working as hard as the last day, he could finally gather enough coin to go buy a new Husqvarna. If he only knew today that his old Husky parts are still interchangeable with the present ones, he would have bought a Honda.

that should be framed! it was beautiful

:thumbsup: it made me cry

You guys always want the easy way out, don't you. Nobody works for anything anymore. Nobody wants to put in a days work anymore to get a chain link off. Do you think our forefathers could grab an air grinder, or a 'Motion Pro' chain breaker back in the day? ----Hell no, they did not even have electricity because Edison and Franklin were still more concerned about chasing tail and getting drunk. So, our forefathers labored away, wiping sweat from their brow, knowing each stroke of their grandfather's file was one more stroke closer to 10,000, before that link fell to the dirt. They knew they could then go home while their kids were fast asleep, kiss them on the forehead, and rest knowing they put in a honest days work. The old man knew that if he kept working as hard as the last day, he could finally gather enough coin to go buy a new Husqvarna. If he only knew today that his old Husky parts are still interchangeable with the present ones, he would have bought a Honda.

Sweet!

:thumbsup::bonk:

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