After threading the string through the links on both sides of the master chain link itself, just cross the laces and pull both ends hard. This will essentially squeeze the master link together which will unlock it for removal.
How do you break a chain without a bolt cutter?
If you don’t have bolt cutters or you have a hardened metal chain that bolt cutters won’t cut through, you can use a saw instead. There are a wide variety of saws that will effectively cut through a chain.
Pick a saw to use.
- Metal grinder, such as an angle grinder.
- Reciprocating saw.
- Coping saw.
How do you take a chain apart without a chain breaker?
If your chain has a master link, remove the link by twisting it off with a pair of needle nose pliers. Press the nubs through to the other side to fully remove the link. You may need to use a hammer or wrench to tap the link so that it pops out allowing the chain to separate.
A master link or quick-release link is a roller chain accessory that allows convenient connection and disconnection of a chain without the need for a chain tool. It acts as a set of the chain’s outer plates, so joining two sets of the chain’s inner plate ends. Such master links may or may not be re-usable.