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Old 05-03-2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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Is there any brand of ball link piler out there for 250 ? I have the Align one (tweezer like) and always mrr the plastic ball link end. The cut out of the Align 250 piler was too wide!!

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Old 05-03-2012, 10:48 AM   #2
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Is there any brand of ball link piler out there for 250 ? I have the Align one (tweezer like) and always mrr the plastic ball link end. The cut out of the Align 250 piler was too wide!!

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I just used some pliers to squeeze the gap closer.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:58 AM   #3
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I just used some pliers to squeeze the gap closer.
Okay, I will give it a try.

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Old 05-03-2012, 01:28 PM   #4
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Admittedly this is un-helpful, but...

I think it is shameful that Align has not created a tool that works well to separate the ball links on the 250. That ridiculous tweezer thing sucks a** to say the least.

And I am surprised that one of the other many firms that fabricate tools like that have not filled that void. There are probably nine different ball link pliers in existence for machines-larger-than-a-250, but I haven't seen ANY that'll work on the 250.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:33 PM   #5
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Admittedly this is un-helpful, but...

I think it is shameful that Align has not created a tool that works well to separate the ball links on the 250. That ridiculous tweezer thing sucks a** to say the least.

And I am surprised that one of the other many firms that fabricate tools like that have not filled that void. There are probably nine different ball link pliers in existence for machines-larger-than-a-250, but I haven't seen ANY that'll work on the 250.
Couldn't agree more.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:01 PM   #6
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Search for FS1212 for the correct ball link pliers.

YMMV, Don
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:51 PM   #7
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Search for FS1212 for the correct ball link pliers.

YMMV, Don
Could not find any piler, just filter !!! Are you sure this is the correct part number ?
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:50 PM   #8
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http://www.experiencerc.com/store/fl...12-p-7463.html


do a look on google .. with FS1212 ball link .. tons of pages
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:01 PM   #9
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Nice! Leave it the Freaks to step up when the need arises!

Does anyone own this exact tool? I've been burned before when buying a tool that is supposedly suitbale for XX application...only to discover tha it really isn't any better than all the rest.

Thanks!
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:09 PM   #10
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I use the align tool that comes with the combo. I realise there is a certain technique in using it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:11 PM   #11
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I use the align tool that comes with the combo. I realise there is a certain technique in using it.
What kind of technique when using the Align 250 ball link tool ?

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Old 05-03-2012, 10:18 PM   #12
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http://www.experiencerc.com/store/fl...12-p-7463.html


do a look on google .. with FS1212 ball link .. tons of pages
Found the tool, thanks for the link. Is this piler really for 250 or 450 and higher ? Many ebay seller advertised their piler for 250 and higher. Then it turned out to be from 450 and higher not 250

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Old 05-03-2012, 10:33 PM   #13
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Nice! Leave it the Freaks to step up when the need arises!

Does anyone own this exact tool? I've been burned before when buying a tool that is supposedly suitbale for XX application...only to discover tha it really isn't any better than all the rest.

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Yes, I do and the FS1212 works great on my 250se. Price is good also.

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Old 05-03-2012, 10:59 PM   #14
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What kind of technique when using the Align 250 ball link tool ?

Thanks,
I too had problems at the beginning I was willing to spend more money on another pliers, but then i thought about it, and i played with it for about 5 mins, then bam! I figured it out. I realised if you placed the pliers at a certain angle making sure the forks is supporting the black links on both side, it popped off easily. Try that out hopefully you'll figure it out like i did. If not then buy Don's favourite pliers
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:29 AM   #15
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I too had problems at the beginning I was willing to spend more money on another pliers, but then i thought about it, and i played with it for about 5 mins, then bam! I figured it out. I realised if you placed the pliers at a certain angle making sure the forks is supporting the black links on both side, it popped off easily. Try that out hopefully you'll figure it out like i did. If not then buy Don's favourite pliers
Thanks for the tip, I tried many times to align the fork as best as possible but no luck. This is because the fork opening was too wide behind the black plastic ball end on both side. Also tried to align the "pin" onto the metal ball to snap out the plastic link, not easy too.

I ordered the tool suggested by Don's. Hopefully it will arrive soon from UK.
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Yes, I do and the FS1212 works great on my 250se. Price is good also.

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Don,

Thanks, I ordered one from that website.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:24 PM   #17
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I have one coming too. We'll see. I'd be a campy hamper if it worked out; I'm frustrated with the force required to disengage these [fairly dainty] ball links!

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I have one coming too. We'll see. I'd be a campy hamper if it worked out; I'm frustrated with the force required to disengage these [fairly dainty] ball links!

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Absolutely correct, need tremendous force to remove the link from metal ball. This is even worst when doing the link end removal at some awkward position !!
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:21 PM   #19
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I received the piler today and I measured the width of the fork. It is about 3mm. I measured the metal ball used in 250 last week, it was also 3mm width. Align tweezer like piler was about 4mm in width. So, I am pretty sure that this piler will work nicely. I will give it a try tonight.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:26 PM   #20
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The only trick using the pliers is don't squeeze too tight. Only medium pressure is required if the pliers are lined up properly. If you get them not right then too much force is required and you can damage the pliers. They work really slick once you learn how they need to be lined up.

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