After two years of design, testing, revisions, more testing, and more tweaking, Abbey Bike Tools's Chain Tool is dialed and ready to put a wide eyed grin on your face. We broke over 10,000 chains on a single tool and pin during the development of the new tool. That's 3 chain installs a day every day for a decade, hence the name"Decade".
The threaded body and lead screw are made from cro-moly and receive a low friction powder vapor deposition (PVD) coating to give it a silky feel you've never felt in a chain tool before. The nice large handles ensure ease of use with any chain. The freely rotating pin is made from a shock rated tool steel and will likely last as long as the rest of the tool. The chain tool comes with a spare chain pin in the handle and they are cross compatible with Shimano and Campagnolo pins should you find yourself in a pinch.
The greatest part of the chain tool has to be the interchangeable mid plate though. The saddled part that holds the chain in position can be swapped to work with nearly anything the industry comes out with. This ensures that your investment won't become obsolete when company "X" comes out with an 18 speed cassette in 20 years.
The tool also peens Campagnolo 11 and 12 speed chains to factory specs using a backstop that threads into the backside of the tool as a stop.
Compatible with 9-12 speed chain including the new 12 speed chains from Campagnolo and Shimano's XTR 9100. Mid Plates for 1/8" single speed chains will be made once we get a handle on production.