Many derailleur chains use a "master link" that allows the chain to be installed and removed by hand. While this type of masterlink doesn't require a traditional chain tool, over time, dirt and corrosion can make it difficult to separate by hand. MLP-1.2 Master Link Pliers make removal and replacement of these masterlinks quick and effortless. Simply insert the specially sized jaws into the masterlink and squeeze the handles.
Rubberized handle for easy grip
Made in the USA
Lifetime limited warranty
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asked by: a guest Does this tool work for closing KMC Missing Links? I understand that the MLP 1 didn't.
anwered by: a guest Yes it helps to close and lock the link in place but is less convenient than just pulling the chain from opposite sides. Also this does nothing to help align the sideplate holes with the pins which is the most difficult part of installing reusable links.
anwered by: mlewis I've had no issues using these with KMC links.
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You don't NEED this tool but it makes installing quick links so easy you'll wonder why you ever did it with bare hands. Engage your derailleur's clutch or release the chain from the chain-ring and it'll be even easier.
I wanted to be able to frequently clean my drive-train without having to wash my entire bike. I now remove and clean my chain, clean my chainrings. rear mech and cassette, then install chain and lube the whole system.
I had never held this tool before buying. I watched a bike shop remove my chain once with this tool and it looked incredibly easy. When the tool arrived I busted it out of the box and it worked flawlessly. You pay a little more for the looks, comfort, and trusted durability of the Park Tool brand...and though I don't always choose them, this time I did. BTW- I don't regret it!