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This is what I did and I was having a bit of trouble at first so I used a 6mm nut and placed it over the pin on the side where the pin comes out. Then I used a pair of channel-lock pliers, got it a bit wide, and slowly squeezed down. It worked.

A friend here uses filed down vise-grip pliers and applies pressure between the pins. That works too.

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decent ideas,ill try the nutty one,too bad you couldnt do both pins at once,when you do one the other lifts off alittle.

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In my case, I think that nut was wide enough to compress the full thing. I just did it on one side and it compressed both. I did do the other side too, if I remember right....just to be even. Start gently and increase the pressure- then check to see if it is working. Don't go caveman on it. :thumbsup:

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Seems you have to be careful squeezing masterlinks. I use a chain tool and the last time I put one on I got it a little too tight, and now the 2 pins on the m-link bind a little. Have tried working it loose with a screwdriver, but no cigar. So I just left it, been working for a year now, but still a tight link.

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i wish the chain tool held up,but the tusk brand one bent out of shape,so ill try the nut job and go easy,thanks for the tip of the day.

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I'm assuming O-ring?

I've found if I clamp the tool on good and tight, and walk away. Go have a beer. Come back later, tighten it up a little more. Leave it for an hour or so...when I come back, the clip goes on as it should.

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