Shortening Chain on Veritas Twin-screw Vise Help

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Forum topic by groland posted 01-08-2011 11:08 PM 874 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-08-2011 11:08 PM

I have to shorten the chain on my Veritas Twin-Screw Vise as per the instructions on p. 3 of the instruction booklet. I have filed off the peened heads of two link pins as indicated in the illustration, but the links won’t separate. I do not want to damage the chain. How does the chain separate or how do I get it apart? Do I need to file off the end on the link pins on the opposite side? That doesn’t seem to be indicated in the instructions.

Any help much appreciated.


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#1 posted 01-08-2011 11:27 PM

yes of to a bicycleshop and get the tool
and if you get the right one it can allso help you connecting them again

there is two different types of chains those on racercycle´s and motorcycle´s
and then there is those that is connected and locked with an outside splittype (older bicycle´s )

good luck with it :-)


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#2 posted 01-09-2011 03:28 AM

Thanks very much for everyone’s help! I have no patience to wait until Monday for the bicycle shop, so I drilled a hole in a block of wood, got a hammer and a little punch and drove out the pins as was suggested by Cessna Pilot Barry. Worked like a charm and the vise is working now.

Thanks for your replies!


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#3 posted 01-09-2011 04:02 AM

I usually grind off the end of the pin and they pop right out.

-- Wooster, Ohio

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