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Park Tool MLP-1 Master Link Pliers


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  • Many derailleur chains use a "master link" that allows the chain to be installed and removed by hand.
  • MLP-1 Master Link Pliers make removal and replacement of these masterlinks quick and effortless.
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Product Description

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 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.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 0.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000AA30BG
  • Item model number: 158042
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
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BarryP
It makes opening these chains so easy that I'm thinking of starting to use SRAM chains or at least master links on all of my chains.
Matthew Pearson
Worth the money....Go for it..
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Pearson on August 14, 2011
At first, I hated buying a tool like this. I had a chain breaker, I had pliers, needle nose Vice Grips, all sorts of stuff. I told myself "No! You can open those by hand!" And mostly, I could. Master Links, however, can be stubborn. I had to do a lot of pre-cleaning to a chain that i wanted to remove so that i could clean it just to get the master link to open. Then, finally, I put on a new 9 speed chain and had to take it back off to remove some links. I tried almost every tool I had and wound up cutting myself before just springing for a set of these master link pliers. I don't regret it. It makes opening these chains so easy that I'm thinking of starting to use SRAM chains or at least master links on all of my chains. It sure beats spending a couple bucks on a rivet every time I want to open one of my Shimano chains... Yeah, it's possible to open most master links with your hands or your hands and some rags or some other ad hoc tool... but just buy the thing. The frustration it can save you from is priceless.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By jayb on January 30, 2010
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I needed this tool for quite a while. I can often get apart Wippermann Connex link apart with bare hands after much effort, but I find an SRAM link nearly impossible to get apart. With this tool they come apart easily. Note the fine print on the package where they tell you that you should pinch the sides of an SRAM link together with your fingers as you use this tool to avoid damage to the link. FWIW, I never used master links before preferring to take apart or put together a chain by pushing out or pushing in a pin with a chain tool. From what I've read that isn't the best idea with the narrower modern chains where the pins are peened over after they've been inserted. The thought of 2.5 chains worth of recumbent chain breaking apart under pressure converted me to use master links. This tool makes it much, much easier.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 29, 2011
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I resisted buying these for some time after knowing about them b/c I'm just an individual and not a shop. How often would I need to break my chain, even with 2 or 3 bikes in the stable? But now I'm kicking myself for not having bought them long ago. I struggled for hours and hours on those rare occasions when I needed to break a chain, tearing up the skin on my fingers and doing a lot of sweating and cursing and, the last time I tried it, still not getting the MasterLink open! I had to break the chain the old-fashioned way, with a chain tool and pushing out the rivet, etc. Breaking the MasterLink with these pliers is like cutting warm butter--they make life so much easier. I had thought I could simulate their action by using my own pliers or some other home--made idea: that was a stupid fantasy. The space between the inner plates on a chain, esp a 9-speed chain, is much too small to fit anything useful in there. These pliers fit perfectly and do the job effortlessly. And for the 12 bucks or whatever they cost here, they're absolutely worth it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Robert Sanges on August 17, 2011
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I was sceptical of this tool, but decided to get it for use with my new Sram 10 speed chain. I've never needed a tool for the 9 speed powerlinks, but the 10 speed version is harder to remove. This tool makes it a snap. Alton Brown would not like it (it is a "unitasker"), but I am happy to add it to my tool box.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Dirty Duck on February 10, 2011
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I remove and clean my bike chain weekly so this is a great, handy tool to have. I used to have to fight the master link but no more!!! Master link comes right off.If you remove your chain often then this is the tool to have. Stop fighting your chain and buy this tool. Note: buy park tools since most are MADE IN USA!!! Support American workers- not the Chinese.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Truong on September 16, 2011
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I used to fiddle on my SRAM powerlinks for minutes if not hours after a season's worth of XC rides. But in the off season when it's time to clean... sucker won't come off without a fight. This tool is like bringing not a gun to a fist fight, but rather a nuclear bomb. Saved me time and frustration which is in itself priceless.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Raleighphile on December 17, 2012
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This is a great tool but it has been improved. The new version not only removes the link but also helps install new ones that are a little on the stiff side and won't snap together by hand. It's not a big deal as you can snap them together by using the cranks against the brakes, but since the new tool is usually listed for the same price as this one here you might as well get the newer version for the same money.

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Sometimes those "missing link" master links are a real PITA to get apart and the only easy way to do it is with this tool. If you own even one bike with such a master link and ever want to change or take off your chain to clean or replace it this tool is worth its weight in gold.

Sometimes you don't need it and you can just grab the chain with a hand on each side of the master link and force them together so the link just POPS apart. Maybe about half the time it isn't that simple or easy because grunge and grit have locked it up and it just wont budge. Nothing else works like this tool because it is MADE to pop the two halves of a "missing link" master link together and unsnap them so they can come apart.

Without this tool you will FIGHT & FIGHT & FIGHT with the master link parts. I've tried other pliers like needle-nose, snap-ring, and a bunch of other specialized tools I've got in my well-stocked tool box and nothing really works like this tool. Nothing even comes close and I've got two drawers full of pliers for all sorts of specialty jobs.

Just buy it. You need this if you work on bike chains. That's the gist of it. Just BUY one. You will thank yourself.
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