I know it works well on the Shimano twelve speeds. Some of the others won't do them. It doesn't take some effort to crank the pin out though your hand might not like it because the leverage isn't there, but the tool can handle it.
I'll use it to remove the "master pin" and the regular mushroomed pin to the left to get a feel for what it's like.
Then I'll install the KMC Missing Link.
Then I shouldn't need to use the chain breaker except for emergencies while I'm riding.
Now it's a matter of finding out if my crappy $4 chain breaker pliers will work?
Actually, looking at them now, it looks like it's for installing a link, not removing one.
It's geared the wrong way.
I'd have to use both hands and pull the handles apart.
I won't have a problem installing a new link.
I'd just line up the link then step on the pedal to pull the chain and set the link.
I need to buy another chain pliers, or take my grinder to my needle nose pliers to make it fit in the link.
I'll see how the two handed approach works when the tool arrives but I don't want to practice too much on my single Missing Link.
It's only good for 3-4 uses.
Practicing on my crappy quick links won't give me a good indication of how much force the proper Missing Link will need.