I bought a chain riveting tool. Here is how it looks like:
It works fine, I was able to push the rivet out of a test chain. But faced an unexpected difficulty: after I restore the rivet to it's proper position the chain link becomes very hard to move.
I think, the cause of this is that my tool is not as precise as those, used in the factory, when manufacturing the chain. And when I restore the rivet, I shift it a little bit from it's ideal position. It creates extra friction, not allowing the plates to move freely as they should.
Is it normal? Am I doing something wrong? Maybe, there are better tools?