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Old 02-15-2007, 02:58 PM
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I am looking at changing my sprockets and chain. I have decided to go with the DID X-ring chain with Sunstar sprockets. I noticed in several threads that most people are using either the RK chain breaker and riveter, or the Motion Pro Jumbo. However, I noticed that DID has it's own tool, supposedly designed for their riveted link. Is there really a difference, or will I be 'golden' with one of the aforementioned tools? The DID tool looks like it presses both rivets simultaneously. And, BTW, what the hell does 'quad stake' mean? Do I need that attachment? The correct tool is always a good investment, IMO.
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Quad stake means that the pin is peened over at 4 spots, 90 apart.
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Quad stake means that the pin is peened over at 4 spots, 90 apart.
This is the way we used to do them, up until about the late 80s. It's done on an anvil with a hammer and punch.

Today, rivet links are designed for the pin to be expanded. It's a much better system and much better for o-ring chains. The four stake method was really designed for non-o-ring chains, though we used it for years -- with mixed success -- on o-rings. It mimics the factory staking on the other links.

I think the MP Jumbo tool is the best around. Lots of cheap tools work a time or two then don't work so well.
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