Introduction: Chain Whip, Cassette Removing Tool

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)
hacksaw
link splitter
drill
small off-cut of flat metal about 500mm long (i used aluminium)

sorry the pics on its side :S

Step 2: The Handle

first cut the metal down to about 500mm and round the edges at the bottem simpily drill two small holes abut 40mm away from each over and quite close to the edge

Step 3: Splitting the Chain to Lengh

split the chain to about 600mm long using a link splitter or a hacksaw

also split a link about 5 links down but not all the way trough (so the pin is still in the link)do this to the first one aswell

Step 4: Joining the Two Together

to join the handle to the chain simpily join the first 5 links to the first two holes and then the longer piece of chain from the second hole

to push the pins back into the links use a vice

Step 5: Finish !!

and thats about it

here you have a chain whip that can be used to remove mtb cassettes

i added some tape to the handle because im cool like that :D

feel free to ask questions

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Camisado made it!(author)2008-07-14

This can be used as a weapon!

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benthekahn made it!(author)2008-11-14

Anything can be used as a weapon.

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gomibakou made it!(author)2015-05-05

My brain is a weapon.. or the ideas that come from it. ;)

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Bright+Shadow made it!(author)2009-05-11

ditto.

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tgray1 made it!(author)2012-10-02

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".

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insomnike made it!(author)2012-05-09

Exactly what I was looking for, thanks!

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Weissensteinburg made it!(author)2008-07-07

Maybe you should add a step on how to use it?

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rimar2000 made it!(author)2009-09-20

Since the author does not, here is a picture explaining the use of this tool:

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/File:Chain_whip_tool.jpg

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nobby_sk8 made it!(author)2008-07-07

yea will do i just bought a bike from ebay that needs a new one, cheres

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sharlston made it!(author)2009-08-22

please tell me how to use it

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petrov42 made it!(author)2009-08-20

Brilliant! I was going to buy one, but now I don't have to! Great instructable, very useful.

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hulma made it!(author)2009-05-15

change that out with a chain saw chain and you've got a ninja approved weapon my friend.

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zoidster made it!(author)2009-04-29

way cool, now i won't buy one, gonna make this. thanks so much.

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velojym made it!(author)2008-08-07

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. .

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Aar000n3y made it!(author)2008-07-07

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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