6.6. Ball link pliers

Ball link pliers are highly recommended for non-micro helicopters because ball links are very difficult to remove properly without ball link pliers. You do not need a ball link plier for micro helicopters.

Ball Link Pliers

Both JR and Century make nice ball link pliers.

Be very careful when removing ball links on plastic balls (such as the ECO 8/16 stock swashplate) with ball link pliers. You can scratch deep grooves in the plastic balls if you fail to center the ball in the jaws before squeezing.