I have carried a compact chain break tool for many years in case something happened on the road, but when it comes to your home workshop you can't go wrong with this chain tool. Very easy to use and the large size requires minimal strength to break the links. The sliding section on tops allows you to use this on a variety of chains with different thickness.
I have used the original CT-3 to change many chains over the years, from 7- to 10-speed. It works well, but the new CT-3.2 works better. The sliding shelf is great, and aligns the chain with the pin better than the old fixed system. I ride about 10K miles annually, so need to change chains several times a year. Having the best tool for the job makes it much easier.
Like another reviewer said dump the cheap, small wannabe and get a chain tool that works. This worked great. A little nervous replacing my chain but this tool made the job much easier. Tried changing a chain several year ago with a wannabe and botched the job. The bike ended up in the shop. This time with the Park Chain Tool I had success. Get one for you tool collection. It's worth having,
Quality tool, makes quick work of chain removal and pin insertion (shimano). It's always hard to justify paying more for a tool that gets used so infrequently, but you only have to try using those small cheap emergency tools once to appreciate the value of a good tool. I do the maintenance on all the family bikes so this will get used again soon I am sure. I do have a small tool for emergencies that I ride with. I also keep a SRAM quick connect in my pack
I have used this tool to replace KMC, Shimano and resize SRAM chains. It seems well made and is a great addition to the home toolbox. If you are looking for a smaller option, go with the CT-5 mini chain tool
Great tool and a must have for great chain working.
This is a well built and sturdy Park tool.
Great buy for the price. It is used in the bike shops in this area and was recommended to me by a local bike store owner.
Even if you don't think you'll ever need it, get one because it's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.