Park Tool CT-5 Mini Chain Brute
True to its name, the Mini Brute performs chain breaks and repairs like a professional shop tool. The fine thread, special V-shape handle and super strong replacement pin make quick work of any chain, including Hyperglide and 9 speed systems.
I don't like chain tools without a freely rotating driver pin. It's a liability. But, when it comes to portability, I'm not such a stickler. I would never use this for shop purposes. This is an okay option for portable work. But I'm giving it three stars because so many great multi tools have a good chain tool as well. Carrying a dedicated tool seems like a lot of weight.
Great, small, and inexpensive. I have used in the shop and on the trail. Just don't push the pin out all the way, it is very difficult to put it back in.
This tool is well constructed and does the job. Good size for a (larger) saddle bag for on-the-road (or trail) repairs.
Excellent chain tool! I keep this one handy on my tool bench and I find myself using it more than my larger professional Park chain tool.