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.
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.
I replaced a chain for the first time in my life and this tool allowed me to do it without a hitch. Used it to remove the old chain and to remove links from the new chain.
So far I have only used it once, but it worked perfect. I assume it will hold up to many years of use. its small enough that I could carry it in a seat bag if I really wanted to, but it would be tight