How to Remove Chain Links Without a Chain Breaker Tool

by Russell WoodUpdated August 01, 2023
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Locate the section of the chain that you want to separate. Locate the rivets on the chain that you want to remove. Grind the heads off of the rivets using the rotary tool with the grinding disc.

Place the head of the flathead screwdriver between the middle of the chain and the top plate on the chain, just below where the rivets were in Step 1. Twist the handle of the screwdriver to pop off the cap on the chain, and separate the two sections of chain.

Repeat steps 1-2 for the exact opposite side of the chain that you removed in the previous steps. Pull the chain off of the various sprockets and away from the vehicle.

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