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Customer Reviews for Granberg Chainsaw Chain Repair - 1/2in. Pitch, Model# G-605C

Granberg Chainsaw Chain Repair - 1/2in. Pitch, Model# G-605C

Item# 1977
Mends chain on or off the bar and eliminates the possibility of chain saw damage from impact punching or peening. Adjusts for all chain pitches to 1/2in. Chain Pitch in. Universal to 1/2 inch, Product Type Chain repair.
Average Customer Rating:
2 out of 5
2
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5
(4 Reviews) 4
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Rating Summary (4 reviews)
5 stars
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4 stars
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2 stars
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1 star
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1 of 4(25%)would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Questions & Answers:
1 Question | 1 Answer
Customer Reviews for Granberg Chainsaw Chain Repair - 1/2in. Pitch, Model# G-605C
Review 1 for Granberg Chainsaw Chain Repair - 1/2in. Pitch, Model# G-605C
Overall Rating:
2 / 5
2 / 5

Granberg Chain saw Repair tool

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October 5, 2012
By DRSL
from Wooster, Ohio
"I discovered the first chain I took apart contains rivets that are larger in diameter in the middle of the rivet and in the middle link. there isn't , in my opinion, any way to push them out as described in the instructions or advertising without breaking something. I have yet to try the rivet setting function of the tool on a new rivet although it seems to work fine on re- heading what was left of the old rivet head that was half destroyed when I forced the chain apart with a hand held grinder and a punch. Perhaps other chain types have straight rivets that can be more easily pushed through the chain assembly. If I had not had years of metal working experience, I probably would have broken the tool."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+2points
5out of 8found this review helpful.
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Review 2 for Granberg Chainsaw Chain Repair - 1/2in. Pitch, Model# G-605C
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Good Tool

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April 15, 2008
By aggie95dbm
from East Teaxs
"It works. It is a little weak when breaking the rivet, but works well when preparing the rivet for re-installation and re-installing the rivet. Good Tool.
I have repaired a few chains and ocasionally have had to discard a link or two, but it has saved me about $75 by enabling me to reuse some excessively worn chains. This is great right now because I am replacing old fences and have to cut a lot of brush and timber down near the ground where dirt causes the chain to wear very quickly."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+6points
6out of 6found this review helpful.
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Review 3 for Granberg Chainsaw Chain Repair - 1/2in. Pitch, Model# G-605C
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

Granberg Chain Breaker, Spinner

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April 2, 2008
By Bulldog57
from South Louisiana
"I thought I would give it a try
I am a professional mechanic and appreciate good tools.
The first time I held it in my hand I was not impressed with the overall quality.
The first time I used it the rivet that the jaws pivot on broke. It did not even phase the rivet on the chain. (3/8 pitch 50 ga.)
I returned it for credit. Dont waste your time or money on this one.
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Describe Yourself: Professional
+7points
9out of 11found this review helpful.
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Review 4 for Granberg Chainsaw Chain Repair - 1/2in. Pitch, Model# G-605C
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

Wasted Time

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January 23, 2007
By TommyT
from Texas
"I spent 35 years in the Defense Industry involved with designing, developing and implementing processes, computer systems and automated manufacturing equipment - anything to make the job cheaper, easier and more productive. I have a passion for tools. After retiring, I started a new business (cedar posts) with heavy emphasis on chain saws. I am spending a small fortune on chain saw chains and needed a way to reduce that expense by removing links from the chains and re-using them.
Folks, this ain't it. It does not have the power to remove the rivets unless you have the power of a 500 lb gorilla to squeeze the thing. It only puts a dent in the rivet and left me saying words my momma would have washed out my mouth for. As for the rivet re-shaping feature, who knows? I never got one out to try it.
I am disappointed that I spent the money to try it, so, save yours.
Thank you,
Tommy T"
Describe Yourself: Professional
+14points
15out of 16found this review helpful.
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