The leaf chain cutting tool or chain breaker is a hand tool designed to be used by service technicians and maintenance engineers to enable them to make final adjustments to the length of the leaf chain. It is a very useful item when working on site, as it removes the need for using a grinder to remove the leaf chain rivet head.
The heavy-duty design is most suitable for ½ to ¾ pitch leaf chains but can also be used for some larger-sized leaf chains. The mechanism pushes the pin straight out and does not require the use of a hammer and punch to make the final disconnection. All moving parts can be replaced if required, so with some basic care, this robust tool can form part of a technician’s toolkit for many years.