Now if you are looking for a roller chain breaker that will push the pin all the way through the chain and make a clean break we have that option as well. This breaker is manufactured in the UK out of premium heat-treated steel for maximum strength and durability. What makes these breakers so special besides the through pin design, is that they are able to break pintle chains; leaf chains; and other specialty chains that a traditional chain breaker couldn't do. There are similarly designed chain breakers on the market today at a cheaper price, but don't have the capabilities and durability that this one does. We sell these breakers to the typical Joe breaking chain, forklift repair shops, and roller chain manufactures.
How To Use our Roller Chain Breakers
1. Make sure you are wearing safety glasses as well as safety gloves before starting.
2. Make sure that there is no tension on the roller chain, this may require a roller chain puller.
3. Make sure all equipment that chain is on is shut off.Step #1
Clamp the Chain Breaker Onto the rollers of the roller chain.
Note: It is imperative to make sure that the tip of the roller chain breaker and pin of the roller chain is aligned exactly. If not, you may break the chain breaker tip or be unable to break the roller chain. Step #2
Turn the handle clockwise to push pin and break the rivet of the chain.
The end result of this should look something like the photo below. As you can see, the roller chain rivet has been broken. Some people choose to stop at this step and attempt to push the single pin out. While this may work in some instances not only is it not recommended, but it can also be very difficult to do. Step #3
Next, you basically repeat step one and two on the other pin.
After this step your chain should look something like the photo below. Both rivets on that chain side are now broken and you are ready to remove the pin link.
If all steps are done correctly and you have removed your pins then you should have successfully cut/ broken your roller chain.
Roller Chain Breaker Sizes
We stock chain breakers for ANSI chain sizes 25 through 240 and metric sizes 05B through 48B! The below size chart shows you what chain breaker is needed for the chains size. Please note, our breakers break up to triple-strand sections of chain!
Disclaimer: USA Roller Chain and Sprockets is not held accountable for any injuries and or cost associated with injuries and or equipment failure caused by improper use of roller chain or roller chain tools what so ever. We have published this page for informational purposes and to help people in the process of breaking a roller chain.