I really like my 1919 and shoot it a lot, however I can't see spending $200.00 for a linker. they are big, heavy and expensive. After loadin several belts by hand and getting major blisters I decided I needed something better. I was at an MSD supply house the other day and saw a toggle clamp that looked like it would be usefull. It cost under $20.00 and I bought one. I had some ferr time at work today and whipped this up in about 30 minutes. I just got done linking 200 rounds in about 15 minutes. It works great, and I can see how I can make it a lot better with a little more work.