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Road or MTB crank? For any of them you need an 8 mm allen key to remove the fixing bolts.

If the crank is an Ultegra or Dura Ace it will have self extracting bolts so you loosen the fixing bolt a turn or so then it will appear to get tight again. Keep turning the wrench and the bolt will pull the crank off the spindle. You won't need any other tools.

If it's a 105 or MTB crank, you need a Park CWP-7 universal puller or CCP-44 for splined cranks. If you have a puller specific to square taper cranks, Shimano made a steel mushroom-shaped tool TL-FC15 that acts as a plug in the hollow spindle and lets a square taper puller work.
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