You may not think any one was listening,but I was listening. I agree with your question. How can a chain give a rat's ass which way a master link goes? In the old days when I was ayoung apprentice at the dealer the master links came with a single clip that went on in the direction of chain travel. Apparently there was some problem with the design,because they went to two tiny clips on the gas engines and a rivet on the diesels.I never bought the tool because I have ball peen hammers.I wonder how many people know the purpose of a ball peen.One is as I described and another is to make gaskets.Make gaskets? I always break the old chain with a die grinder and peen the new master link. Been doin it for twenty years.At any rate I thought your aside was refreshing.
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