Q. What type of snap ring pliers should I buy and where can I get them?
A. Knipex brand snap ring pliers are recommended. These may be purchased from www.mcmaster.com. Use part number 5449A92 for 38mm and 54mm motors, 5449A93 for 54mm and 76mm motors, and 5449A94 for 98 mm and 114 mm motors. The 5449A92 part will also work for 29mm rings if you file the tips a tiny bit.
They lock in position & are released easily with your thumb.
Paul Robinson recommended these to me.
You can "get by" with those for 75....but these are the cadillac & so much more easy to use with large snap rings as you will soon find out.
Unless you have the grip of a Gorilla, the ratcheting ones are the ticket, especially when you get to 98's