Thanks for reply. I think I looked at that tool and it does not open far enough. Must have about an inch of opening to get the band started to close. I have never seen any bands so hard to close as on this 2008. As I said, the dealer mechanic ruined one of my bands. With the pliers similar to yours, he had to use major strength to get the band to stretch and lock closed. I stopped at another brand dealer and their mechanic pulled out a plier similar to yours and I said it was too weak. He put it on my closed band and squeezed and his plier handles flexed till they touched each other and never moved the band! So much for cheap stuff.