Picture of 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
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Materals

Picture of 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

Step 2: The handle

Picture of 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

Picture of 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

Picture of 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 !!

Picture of finish !!
chain whip.jpg
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
Camisado7 years ago
This can be used as a weapon!
Anything can be used as a weapon.

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

tgray12 years ago
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".
insomnike3 years ago
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:

nobby_sk8 (author)  Weissensteinburg7 years ago
yea will do i just bought a bike from ebay that needs a new one, cheres
sharlston5 years ago
please tell me how to use it
petrov425 years ago
Brilliant! I was going to buy one, but now I don't have to! Great instructable, very useful.
hulma6 years ago
change that out with a chain saw chain and you've got a ninja approved weapon my friend.
zoidster6 years ago
way cool, now i won't buy one, gonna make this. thanks so much.
velojym7 years ago
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. .
Aar000n3y7 years ago
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.