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MLP-1.2 Master Link Pliers

Mfg PartNum:MLP-1.2
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Quick and easy master link removal.

Many derailleur chains use a master link that allows the chain to be installed and removed by hand. While this type of master link 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 master links quick and effortless. Simply insert the specially sized jaws into the master link. Then squeeze the handles top open or pull the handles to close the link. Compatible with all 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12-speed derailleur chains that use a master link.

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

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Right Tool For The Job
by NoOneYouKnow
Cycling Enthusiast
Tampa, FL

These things are awesome. A tool I never thought I needed. Makes the job of wrestling a chain off & on, literally, No job at all. Well worth the investment!!

Reviewed 6/1/2020
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Park Tool to the rescue again!
by Steven
Cycling Enthusiast
Raymond,MN

I've started using Kimpex or Shimano master links on all my chains. These pliers are the safest & easiest way to install or remove a master link. Small enough for my seat bag if I need to take it with me.

Reviewed 8/21/2020
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Almost Effortless?
by Powermatic
Cycling Enthusiast
Santa Rosa, CA

Removing the link is almost effortless. But installing a link requires some serious force. If I were in charge of the design, I'd make the handles a couple inches longer to increase your leverage.

The value is pretty good. Some Park tools are incredibly overpriced but these hit the mark. There are some slightly less expensive pliers available. But I went with Park because I can trust the quality and, well, it matches my other Park stuff.

Reviewed 3/5/2020
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Chain removal made easy
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
San Diego, CA

Changing my chain was much easier with this tool. I was not able to get the link off without them.

Reviewed 6/26/2020
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Works great
by Russwhitt
Vancouver WA

A must have for cleaning or adjusting chain length and derailleur adjusting.

I use it to change the chain length on my tadpole recumbent.

Extremely handy.

Reviewed 7/19/2020
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Master Link Removal and Installation
by Gunny1951
Eastern NC

Park makes great tools and this is no exception. For removing and installing master links on the newer 11 and 12 speed chains this tool is the absolute bomb! Couldn't be easier!

Reviewed 4/6/2020
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I ordered this but have'nt had the need to use it yet.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Palm Desert-Lake Tahoe

i bought this for an easier way to remove and install chains using the quick links

Reviewed 4/6/2020
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Awesome tool!
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast

This sure beats pliers! Installing my new chain was a cinch.

Reviewed 12/22/2019
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Park tools always work as described and never disappoint.
by OHRider
Cycling Enthusiast
Cleveland, OH

Pliers worked as designed making for a quick and reliable repair.

Reviewed 8/16/2019
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Right tool for the job!
by Scott
Cycling Enthusiast
Laconia, NH

If you have a masterlink in your chain, then you need these. So much easier than grabbing the chain with your hands and trying to wiggle the link to release. Keep your hands clean and your chain from getting torqued.

Reviewed 7/24/2017
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These make the removal and installation of chains with quick links a breeze !!
by avbiker
Daily Commuter
seattle

Simple to use ! great for when you need to thoroughly clean a chain !

Reviewed 6/30/2017
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Essential
by Pete
northern california

I dont know how you get by without this tool.

Reviewed 5/31/2019
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I love that tool.
Cycling Enthusiast
Cleveland ,OH area
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I always clean my chains off the bike. Pull the dirty one off, put it in the soup for a few days, and put a clean spare on. I had been using a vicegrips to open the master link. The 11 speed chains are way hard to open by hand. The tool takes the fuss out of opening the master link, and doesn't offer the threat of damage .That vicegrips approach seemed prone to damaging things.

Reviewed 4/20/2017
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If you are using or switching over to master link chains you need this
by Birdfish
Daily Commuter
SF east bay
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I finally woke up to the fact that master link chains have evolved since I was a kid, and are competitive with rivet chains in quality and are much quicker to install, and can be removed and cleaned making them long lasting. It took me a little longer to wake up to the fact that this specialized tool makes the process much, much easier. Don't be like me, if you are using master link chains make your life easier and buy this tool.

Reviewed 4/3/2017
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Easy to use.
by Bob
Cycling Enthusiast
Cordova TN
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

With very little effort I was able to separate the master link with the Park Tool MLP-1.2 Master Link Pliers.

Reviewed 4/5/2017
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Solidly Built
by Steve F.
Cycling Enthusiast
Saugus

Does it's job just as well as everything else Park Tool makes, it really is quite simple to remove the chain with the quick link setup. Although I'm sure I would be scolded for doing so I also used these to lock the new chain's quick link into place by reversing the process (obviously) - I'm sure this puts strain on the tool that was not intended but it works anyway.

Reviewed 4/21/2019
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Great tool
by SA_biker
Cycling Enthusiast
San Antonio,TX

Easy to use, helped change the chain in 5 minutes! It's worth having this beauty!

Reviewed 4/22/2019
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Master Link pliers
by Anonymous

Great product! Super easy to use. A real time saver.

Reviewed 1/19/2017
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Simple and functional
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Connecticut
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Just the right tool for the job.

Reviewed 3/20/2019
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Master remover
by Anonymous
Il

I have removed shimano, kmc, and sram master links easily. I finally broke down and got a pair after getting tired of pulling on strings to release links. These pliers are too big to fit in a flat pack but nice to have at the workstand.

Reviewed 3/21/2019
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