Quoted from Bendit:
If you use needle nose pliers, don't the c-clip stay bent after they are removed?
So it's not worth it to get the c-clip pliers since the c-clips in the pinball machines don't have holes in them? If it's still worth it to get the c-clip pliers, which "tip" do you use?
C clips = E clips. They are shaped like a C, but also have the middle nub, looking like an E.
Listen, you can buy anything you want and buying tools is fun, but this is totally over thinking it. This specialized tool will not make your life any easier for removing C clips, all you need are needle nose pliers.
You yank the thing off, and 97% of the time the clip is fine, use your pliers (multiple uses! ) to bend it back a bit for the other 2.5% it's not fine.
Head to the hardware store if you need to buy more c clips