Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Madison Wisconsin
For anyone that does not have a snap ring pliers. An awl or other sharp pointed tool and a small screwdriver can also remove the ring. It isn't rocket science and you sort of have to work the ring off but it works. I did use a pliers on mine a week ago but I ended up distorting the ring a bit. Your local hardware stor should have a replacement ring.
PS -- i don't spell or grammar check in most cases, but props if you can use my quick typing to debunk the factual foundation of my arguments!!