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post #1 of 12 Old 06-11-2011, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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no dremel, need to grind chain rivet

I don't have a dremel and not familiar with the attachments they come with. I will be replacing chain in a few days, and want to grind rivets on old chain before hitting it with my new chain breaker tool.

I assume I can jut get something for my regular hand drill. What do you suggest?

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I don't have a dremel and not familiar with the attachments they come with. I will be replacing chain in a few days, and want to grind rivets on old chain before hitting it with my new chain breaker tool.

I assume I can jut get something for my regular hand drill. What do you suggest?

Thanks, Jason
$20 angle grinder from Harbor Freight works great. You can always just cut the old chain off with a hacksaw, but if you need to shorten the new chain you will need some way to grind the rivet heads.

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Your local hardware store will have 1/4" shank grinding stones to fit your drill for a few bucks.

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If you tend work on stuff from time to time you'll most likely find many uses for a Dremel tool, I use mine quite often.
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The harbor freight 4" angle grinder is a valuable tool for how cheap it is. I found it on sale for $16 with a 20% off coupon. I've been using it for several years, holding up great...and makes FAST work out of a chain rivet...sharpens mower blades, etc.

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My 4" bench grinders not bolted down to a bench, so ...........:mrgreen:

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And I thought that getting a Dremel tool was part of the rite of "Becoming a man." :biggrinjester: Guess I have been watching too much Home Improvement with Tim Allen.

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And I thought that getting a Dremel tool was part of the rite of "Becoming a man." :biggrinjester: Guess I have been watching too much Home Improvement with Tim Allen.
What? No blow-torch?

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And I thought that getting a Dremel tool was part of the rite of "Becoming a man." :biggrinjester: Guess I have been watching too much Home Improvement with Tim Allen.
ya know, i had a dremel for a bit and never found much use for it. I wanted more power.

for the chain the angle grinder cuts through it like butter, and was pretty damn fun to use.
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