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Old 10-17-2011, 01:49 PM   #17
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Riveted vs Clip Master Link

Originally Posted by LexTalionis
And there's the caveat. I have the MotionPro kit, rivet all my chains, yet the very first time I riveted a chain the riveted link was too tight and failed very early. Learned my lesson, now I use a caliper to measure the correct width between plates and carefully compress the rivets to that distance.
I suggest those new to riveting chains use a caliper and peen the rivets slowly and incrementally.
Slow down, relax, get in the 'zone'. If you're in a hurry, or don't know WTF 'zone' is, use a clip. If you choose a clip, make sure the clip fits into the groove completely without over squeezing the side plate (damaging the 0-ring). If you don't have a dial or digital vernier caliper, use a clip.

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