The Tusk Snap Ring Plier is the solution for those hard to remove snap rings or circlips. The pliers include different attachments to install or remove both internal and external snap rings. The pliers are equipped with four reversible heads to optimize snap ring fitment, consisting of: 2 pairs of the straight heads and 2 pairs of 45 degree heads with 1.2mm tips. A durable steel construction with rubber coated handles makes for a comfortable, long-lasting tool. Tusk offers a variety of specialty tools for your motorcycle, ATV, and UTV.
Quality snap ring plier used to install and remove internal and external type snap rings and circlips.
Includes four reversible heads to fit all types of snap rings consisting of 2 pairs of straight heads and 2 pairs of 45 degree heads both with 1.2mm tips.
Made from durable steel and features rubber coated handles for comfort.
I suppose if you're only dealing with small light weight snap rings this would be OK but only maybe.., For wheel bearing snap rings, this just doesn't work well,(Or at all). The pins on mine bent, so I put on one of the extra sets that come with it and they bent too. I did manage to get one side of the sap ring up enough to pry it out with a screw driver.
Worked maybe 1 or 2 times, pulled them out last night to remove the snap ring on my rear wheel and no go. The pliers actually bent, and when I straightened them out with some channel locks one of the pins broke off on the tip.
I gave it a 3 because the ends of the pliers that go into the snap ring hole started to bend and i broke 1 off. They did work and have extra attachments so i managed several removal of snap rings on drive shafts bearing retainers etc. I gave durability a 2 because the points bent and i broke one off on 1 of the attachments. So far the others are holding up ok. I still recommend them because I dont just use them on my atvs I use them on other farm equipment, trucks etc so they are used more than most people would use them.
But they sometimes don't grab as well as more expensive brands. Also I somehow bent the silver tipped ones on my first pair I received... and I was only working on a 1999 Kawasaki KLR 650 rear brake master cylinder with fairly small snap rings. I used a few Tusk branded items before and always had a great experience with their items, but not so much on these Snap Ring Pliers... If I didn't misplace my expensive pair I wouldn't have needed them, but for the little $ on these it was worth a shot. First set the silver tips bent, Rocky Mountain promptly shipped another set. The black tips worked "OK" in the first set... but no where as good as my other pair that costs me 4x the price o.O