This tool worked just fine in breaking/sizing a replacement chain for my road bike. Given the small size, it does take more strength than the larger versions, but the cost savings made sense to me.
As I anticipate very occasional usage, this suits my needs just fine.
Used primarily to shorten replacement chains in the home work shop. However when out on the road or trail to remove broken or relieve stiff links. Much easer to operate than the typical afterthought tool included with multi- tools I have used. That includes those starting with B, L ,P & and S. Do your self a favor, carry separate chain and tire tools and forget about the extra 80 grams. Get one for the home work shop and another for your seat bag. The price is right and it will last for decades of use.
I have a small stable of bikes for my family and I ride daily. I replace chains a couple of times per year. This chain tool is as good as any bottom wrung model, and I'm not about to spend much on a simple tool I only use occasionally. The grip on this tool isn't spectacular, but if you put on gloves there isn't any problem.
I needed a beefier chain tool for my seat bag. This mini chain brute is a perfect size and beefy enough for any use I've needed it for. The pin is replaceable should I get ham handed and mushroom it. Used it twice and it is the clear ticket.
I am a home mechanic and have worked on and maintained, repaired and upgraded my bikes, my family bikes and my friend's bikes for many years. Although there are lots of good tools on the market, Park can can be counted on for quality and value. This chain tool is a simple, quality tool that does what it is designed to do.