this is an easy way to make a chain whip and save a few quid

and its my first instructable so dont be too harsh

incase you dont know what a chain whip is, its a tool used to remove mountain bike casetts and usualy costs around £10

Step 1: materals

to make this you will need:

hammer (which i forgot to add in the picture)
small lengh of chain (mtb not bmx single speed)
link splitter
small off-cut of flat metal about 500mm long (i used aluminium)

sorry the pics on its side :S
This can be used as a weapon!
Anything can be used as a weapon.
<p>My brain is a weapon.. or the ideas that come from it. ;)</p>
Amen to that. I daresay this whip can be even stronger than a normal bullwhip or the like.
You haven't said, but it seems to me that the handle will be about the same thickness as the rollers in the chain used to make the whip. For most bikes, this will be 3/32&quot;.
Exactly what I was looking for, thanks!
Maybe you should add a step on how to use it?
Since the author does not, here is a picture explaining the use of this tool:<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/File:Chain_whip_tool.jpg">http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/File:Chain_whip_tool.jpg</a><br/>
yea will do i just bought a bike from ebay that needs a new one, cheres
please tell me how to use it
Brilliant! I was going to buy one, but now I don't have to! Great instructable, very useful.
change that out with a chain saw chain and you've got a ninja approved weapon my friend.
way cool, now i won't buy one, gonna make this. thanks so much.
In a pinch, and lacking the scrap for something exactly like this, I used an old crank (drive side, with the rings still attached) and some spare chain. I just put a wrap of chain on the spare crank and a cog, then I wedged the chainring between two cogs. That immobilized the cogset well enough to unscrew the threaded cog. I'd still rather use a proper tool, though. .
I hadn't thought of making one from scratch before The upper section looks a bit loose to hold on well, but other than that it looks pretty good. Also, chain whips aren't just for mountain bikes, they're for any bike with a normal gear cassette.

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