The wheel was off from this cheap x7 I got cause the guy ripped the bolt holes on the sprocket so my new rim and sprocket should be here tomorrow. But I noticed on my chain there is no master link. Should I get a new one or can I get a chain tool to re connect with out the master link?
And yes, you can do it without the tool, but it is very difficult. You have to push it very straight, and be able to hold the chain still. You would need a vise or a press. The proper tool is well worth the money.
I have 2 tools and they bend the pins all the time, so I don't waste my time anymore. Crack open the vise, lay the chain over and punch the ground pins out, not going to use that part of the chain anymore, so grind away,lol.