Quick links are a SCAM!
There I've said it. We all know it. They are a scam to force you into paying money for another pointless tool. There was NOTHING wrong with the old fashioned joining pin. You can get them in and out in seconds, and most people have already got the tool to do that -plus it's compact enough to take with you on a ride, which you certainly can not do with one of these pseudo pliers. I've just been trying for the past 15 or 20 minutes to undo one of these stupid things, and I can't do it. Now I've got to lay out seven pounds on another pointless tool when I've already got a chain tool. i only put the chain on a few days ago.