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MLP-1.2 Master Link Pliers

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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.

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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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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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Essential
by Pete
northern california

I dont know how you get by without this tool.

Reviewed 5/31/2019
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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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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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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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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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Master Link pliers
by Anonymous

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

Reviewed 1/19/2017
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Good Pliers
by Dpgoodman
Vancouver

Solidly built pliers that are required for taking a master link apart.

Reviewed 6/18/2018
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simplifies link removalreplacement
by catdr
WA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I have removed links by hand, and it is a pain. I bought this, and it makes the job much easier. Wish I had bought it a long time ago.

Reviewed 5/22/2015
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Must have for the mechanic
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Anchorage Alaska

If you have ever fought with a well seated quick link or clean your chain often, you will appreciate these pliers. I deal with glacial silt that accelerates wear on bike components, so I remove the chain frequently. Nice tool with Park quality.

Reviewed 4/30/2015
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This tool works exactly as you would expect from Park Tool
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Jane Lew WV

Simple quick and easy to use. Worth the $$.

Reviewed 4/19/2018
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Very Handy for Removing Re-usable Chain Master Links
by B''Ham Biker
Cycling Enthusiast
Bellingham, WA

This one tool makes assembling and taking apart re-usable chain master links a snap! Just the ticket and no more struggles to find the right pair of pliers, screw driver, etc.

A quality tool, just like all Park Tools!

Reviewed 2/12/2015
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makes life easier
by Al_NYC
Cycling Enthusiast
NYC
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I've been using quick connect links since they first came out. I clean my chains on a regular basis and these links make the job easier. I've always struggled a bit to get the links off. I tried using my bare hands; works only if the chain is really, really clean. I've tried needle nose pliers; I've had them slip and pinch my hands leaving blood blisters. Then this tool came along. I've only used it once, but it was so easy to use that I have to wonder why I didn't buy it sooner. If you clean your chain often and have a quick connect link, get this tool to make the job easier.

Reviewed 1/22/2015
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