Sette ST-331 Screw Type Chain Tool
The Sette ST-331 Screw Type Chain Tool is small and compact so it's perfect for taking it along on your ride. You never know when a chain may break and when you're the only one with the tool needed to fix the problem you will be the trail hero. Small and light enough to keep in your back jersey pocket or in your seatbag.
It does work, but I have some concerns about the sturdiness of the tool, and how it would hold up to sustained use. It did what I needed to do for the build I ordered it for, but is one of the few Sette tools that actually felt cheap.
Not the strongest of breakers but it gets the job done!
I love this tool. I have two. One in my bag, one in my home shop. Works great. If you line up your chain properly in it, and hold it with one hand while torquing with the other, you should be able to get your chain broke and back together easily. If you do not line it up properly with the pin, I would see how you could break the tool but if you force anything, you'll break the tool. So I don't put much merrit in the other bad review. Maybe the guy's chain was being a bit of a tool when he tried lining it up or was in a hurry and didn't have it lined up right to remove the pin, who knows. If you line up the pin on the tool with the pin on the chain and make sure it's in line as you use it, you should not have a problem with it. I haven't yet.
Not the strongest chain breaker. Did the job twice and then busted on me. To give the benefit of the dought, I'm rough on tools.
I've been impressed with most Sette Items but this one has fallen short. The pin is a piece of crap and bend prematurely. Also the grip is to short to get any leverage on it. I would return it but it's going to cost to much to send it back so it's going in the trash. This thing WOULD NOT get a pin in my chain back in, to prove how lousy it is my multi-tool chain breaker did it without an issue. Should have gone PARK.