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Park Tool MLP-1.2 Master Link Pliers
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Park Tool 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.

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.

The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

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Reviewed 8/21/2020
by Steven
Cycling Enthusiast
Raymond,MN
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Park Tool to the rescue again!

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.

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Reviewed 9/24/2020
by Anonymous
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Must have for Master Links!

Needed these to remove a master link from my SRAM chain. This works great and also works in installing the master link as well!

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Reviewed 3/5/2020
by Powermatic
Cycling Enthusiast
Santa Rosa, CA
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Almost Effortless?

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.

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Reviewed 6/26/2020
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
San Diego, CA
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Chain removal made easy

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

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Reviewed 7/19/2020
by Russwhitt
Vancouver WA
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Works great

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.

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Reviewed 4/6/2020
by Gunny1951
Eastern NC
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Master Link Removal and Installation

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!

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

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

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Reviewed 12/22/2019
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
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Awesome tool!

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

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Reviewed 8/16/2019
by OHRider
Cycling Enthusiast
Cleveland, OH
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Park tools always work as described and never disappoint.

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

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Reviewed 4/20/2017
Cycling Enthusiast
Cleveland ,OH area
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
I love that tool.

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.

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Reviewed 5/31/2019
by Pete
northern california
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Essential

I dont know how you get by without this tool.

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Reviewed 4/3/2017
by Birdfish
Daily Commuter
SF east bay
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
If you are using or switching over to master link chains you need this

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.

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Reviewed 4/5/2017
by Bob
Cycling Enthusiast
Cordova TN
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Easy to use.

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

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Reviewed 4/21/2019
by Steve F.
Cycling Enthusiast
Saugus
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Solidly Built

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.

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Reviewed 4/22/2019
by SA_biker
Cycling Enthusiast
San Antonio,TX
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Great tool

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

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Reviewed 3/20/2019
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Connecticut
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Simple and functional

Just the right tool for the job.

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Reviewed 3/21/2019
by Anonymous
Il
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Master remover

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.

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Reviewed 5/22/2015
by catdr
WA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
simplifies link removalreplacement

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.

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Reviewed 4/30/2015
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Anchorage Alaska
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Must have for the mechanic

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.

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Reviewed 2/12/2015
by B''Ham Biker
Cycling Enthusiast
Bellingham, WA
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Very Handy for Removing Re-usable Chain Master Links

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!

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