Feedback Sports Chain Pin Press
Every mechanic, no matter what level, needs a shop quality chain tool. Removing links and pressing in new pins require precision. Feedback Sports knows this to be true, and they know you don't need to spend $100 to get one. Keeping in line with the guiding principles behind their tool line, Feedback delivers their Chain Pin Press tool with pro quality, efficient proper function, durability, and ease of use. The tool has a flat profile, taking up less space in a toolbox, drawer or roll, and offers some unique features that make your life easier when working with chain tool related tasks.
Designed for 1-12 speed SRAM/Shimano type chains (including SRAM AXS Flattop), the body of the Chain Pin Press consists of cast steel, which ensures a great feel, zero flex, and precise pin alignment. The threaded steel drive shaft culminates in a flat wide handle that has been covered in hard rubber. Both sides of the handle feature a file tread rubber section that helps you maintain grip and control, even when your hands are covered with Shimano's lovely packing goo (two free tips: always wear gloves when handling fresh chains, and always wipe clean- don't soak and strip, Shimano chains before applying the desired lubricant). You get plenty of leverage and feel from the screw handle so you will know the progress of the pin, whether driving out, or driving in.
Feedback designed a simple, but awesome spring system that holds the chain in place on the tool, allowing you to focus on accurate pin location instead of constantly manipulating the chain. When the pin driver is backed off, grab your chain. There is a small push lever under the tool body, just push that in, place your chain at the desired link in the center of the tool and release the lever, the spring will push a retainer down onto the chain. It works quite well and can be a real time and profanity saver. With the .65 lb tool offering a solid and reassuring feel you can drive pins as you need to. Just a note on the drive pin itself: it is replaceable and available- see detail below.
There is no single tool more important to rider safety than a precision chain tool. That goes for any chain system. Even driving pins out to remove links can cause damage to the thin wall link plates. You need to drive the pin out straight and true. With older Shimano chains largely featuring replacement pins, not 11 or 12 speed quick links, driving the new pin to the proper depth is crucial. With a great chain tool (and smart pin design from Shimano) can feel that process and trust in it. This Feedback Sports Chain Pin Press is a great tool.
You will quickly come to love the feel of the body and driving handles, as well as the spring loaded chain retention system. Then you will come to appreciate the precision, use after use. If you travel with your tools for team use, event service, or are just the responsible guy at the trailhead parking lot with tools on-hand, and you need a new chain tool, we highly recommend this Chain Pin Press for SRAM/Shimano drivetrain users.
- Pro-level chain tool with efficient practicality and precise driving action
- Compatible for 1-12 speed from KMC/SRAM (including Flattop)/Shimano
- Can drive Campagnolo pins, but does not have required peening device
- Threaded steel drive shaft drives slowly, effectively
- Spring-loaded chain retainer make your life easier, with any size chains
- Oversized firm rubber handle with file tread grip zones for sure-handling, usage
- Made from cast and machined CRV tool steel with heft and secure feel, at .65 lbs
- Replaceable pin; Feedback Part # 17282
- Great tool for Pro, shop, travel and home use
- Limited Lifetime Warranty from Feedback Sports
- Color: Black/Red