DISCONNECT TONGS

DISCONNECT TONGS is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 70.
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Information

Need to make a change to an existing SharkBite fitting or remove it? Disassembly is fast and easy using the Disconnect Tongs. This product is available in a variety of sizes ranging from 1/2” to 1”.

Approvals

SizesPart #
1/2" Disconnect Tong
U711
3/4" Disconnect Tong
U713
1" Disconnect Tong
U715

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for plumbing emergency The 1/2 inch SharkBite Disconnect Tong is the easiest way to disconnect 1/2 inch SharkBite fittings. Not only can you use them in open areas but also in hard to reach places. Not all SharkBite fittings release easily every time but these tongs makes every release easy and effort free. With out these tongs it can be tough to get leverage on the release collar of the fitting making the job take too long. The Stainless Steel Disconnect Tongs are especially made for quick release for anyone frequently using SharkBite Fittings. Since the tongs are made of stainless Steel they will not rust if they get wet. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great removal tool I ordered this and arrived at the store in a box large enough for a mower. There was no padding so initially I was concerned with the delicate electronics, but all works great. There was no instructions but I quickly figured out which end to use to remove the pex pipe. However with the lack of instructions there was no one to say "don't use this to flip hamburgers". I expect it will be a while before the hair on my fingers grows back. Bottom line it works a whole lot better than the little orange things that I kept losing.
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Silly simple to use versus the small plastic gizmos I started with the 1/2" tool that I received for free in exchange for a review. At first I couldn't shake the feeling that it was a bit primitive in construction and and wished it were more refined. I'm a tool fiend, and appreciate quality. I was thinking that if I were a plumber I'd want something built a little nicer. I've used that tool on a number of projects and feel silly for thinking that. The tool does exactly what it's designed for. I bought the 3/4" version to work on my hot water heater. If you work with SharkBite and find yourself reconfiguring layouts do yourself a favor and stop fussing with the small plastic ring they give you with some components (and sell). This crimper is a one-handed operation. It's so easy I find myself surprised at how little effort and travel is required to release the tubing every time.
Date published: 2016-06-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not So Easy to Use Some of the SharkBite products include a disconnect "clip", which is a small plastic tool used to disconnect their slip-on valves and connectors to water line. These disconnect "tongs" were apparently designed to make quick work of disconnecting SharkBite connectors. However, I found this tool to be difficult to use, much less effective than the small plastic clips. There were no instructions included on how to use the tongs. I went online to find out if I was using this incorrectly. I was not, but still had trouble with it. Save your money and get the clips instead. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shark Tongs This is one of those things that you think, why didn't I think of that. This tool is great for taking shark fittings off pipe, pex, or anything you put it on. Fits in the tool belt nicely and to use it just put it on the fitting and squeeze. That's all there is to it. It unlocks the fitting with no problem. Simple. Do not exert to much force on the tongs as the forks will bend, but that's a lot of force, It is well made to do the job without forcing it. You might need to tap the bite fitting to loosen it so the tool works. I haven't had that problem and I have removed about 50 fittings. Saved me a bunch of money on fittings. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Disconnect that does work. The 3/4 in. Disconnect tongs actually does what it said it does not like the orange plastic ones that you need 2 people to help you get the fitting off the pipe. The Disconnect Tongs are very easy to use after a break in period of about 4 or 5 fittings because of the good quality of the steel. These are so easy to use even the homeowner who only has the very basic plumbing experience can use them. This is a tool that every plumber should have in their tool box, and every Contractor should have on their service trucks to save time. This is a HOME RUN [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2015-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One handed removal tool These disconnect tongs are almost essential for any serious work with the Sharkbite fittings. While the little plastic "C" shaped tool works OK to remove a pipe from a Sharkbite fitting the tongs make the disconnect a whole lot easier. With these tongs you can use one hand to release the fitting and the other hand to hold the disconnected pipe. I am working with PEX pipe which is very flexible and being able to hold the released pipe makes a big difference. This tool is a bit pricey but is well made and worth the money. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So simple yet so wonderful This disconnect tool works great. I was expecting something a little different but this tool is brilliant it works like tongs without a joint. You just give a little squeeze and you have a perfect release of the pipe. I have cerebral palsy that effects my left side so it is difficult for me to use the c clip method to release the Sharkbite fittings from the pipe. With this tool I can get the pipe and fittings released with ease. I think it is must have cheap pluming tool that really works good. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-04-07
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Questions

How to use shark bite tools to remove fittings

Asked by: Burkett
Hello, To release a SharkBite fitting please follow the steps shown below. Please note that pulling on the fitting or pipe prior to compressing the release collar will make removal more difficult. 1. Place the SharkBite disconnect clip around the pipe with the non-branded face against the release collar. If using the SharkBite disconnect tongs, place the teeth around the fitting assembly. The fork end with the SharkBite brand logo should be positioned around the pipe and the other end around the neck of the fitting. 2. Push the clip so that it compresses the release collar and then pull the pipe with a twisting action. If using the SharkBite disconnect tongs, squeeze the tool with one hand and pull the pipe with a twisting action to release the pipe. 3. Check the fitting and pipe end for damage. The fitting and pipe should be free of damage, foreign objects and marks on the outside diameter. If the pipe is damaged or marked, then cut and use a new section of pipe. Best regards,
Answered by: SharkBite_BH
Date published: 2018-11-04

How do I remove fitting with tool

Asked by: Burkett
Hello, To release a SharkBite fitting please follow the steps shown below. Please note that pulling on the fitting or pipe prior to compressing the release collar will make removal more difficult. 1. Place the SharkBite disconnect clip around the pipe with the non-branded face against the release collar. If using the SharkBite disconnect tongs, place the teeth around the fitting assembly. The fork end with the SharkBite brand logo should be positioned around the pipe and the other end around the neck of the fitting. 2. Push the clip so that it compresses the release collar and then pull the pipe with a twisting action. If using the SharkBite disconnect tongs, squeeze the tool with one hand and pull the pipe with a twisting action to release the pipe. 3. Check the fitting and pipe end for damage. The fitting and pipe should be free of damage, foreign objects and marks on the outside diameter. If the pipe is damaged or marked, then cut and use a new section of pipe. Best regards,
Answered by: SharkBite_BH
Date published: 2018-09-14

I have a 90-degree PEX fitting on the lower part of a shower valve for the tub spicket back in the wall I can't seem to loosen the copper line since it is back in the wall?

Asked by: Foolintherain
Hello, Our disconnect tongs are helpful for removing SharkBite push-to-connect fittings from hard to reach places. http://www.sharkbite.com/product/disconnect-tongs/ Thank you
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2018-01-11

What is the difference between u711 and u711a ?

Asked by: Greg R
Hello, U711 and U711A are the same product. The "A" simply means it is a retail part rather than wholesale. Thank you
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2018-03-26

how do you use it

Asked by: sherri
Good morning, You slip one of the tongs onto the pipe and the other part behind the raised collar. You compress the tongs together and it will push the collar in to release to teeth.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2018-06-11

How to use tongs 

Asked by: Tbrads
Good morning, Hold the tongs, one gap is larger than the other. This gap goes directly onto the fitting (behind the shinny raised portion). The other part slides onto the pipe. You may need to push the tongs open a bit to get this. You then squeeze the tongs together cause the tool to push the tan color into the fitting and releasing the teeth.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2018-06-11

when the disconnect clip does not work(as usual) how do you disconnect?

Asked by: jimm
Hi, I'm not sure why the disconnect clip is not working but the fittings are sometimes easier to remove with our disconnect tongs. I have pasted links below. http://www.homedepot.com/p/SharkBite-1-2-in-Fitting-Disconnect-Tong-U711A/206697672 Thank you
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2017-01-25

How do the disconnect tongs work?  Do you pull the tongs apart and put it around the whole connector?  The 1/2" tongs are only big enough to go around the pipe, so I am assuming this is how it's done, but the tongs would have to be pulled right apart.

Asked by: DaveMc
Good morning, The tongs are designed to go onto one (1) end of the fitting at a time. You can see how Tongs are meant to be used by following this link: http://www.homedepot.com/hdus/en_US/DTCCOMNEW/fetch/Global_Assets/PDFs/SB-Installation-Instruc7.pdf and viewing the part about taking the stiffener out (page 5/6). It demonstrates the use of tongs during this removal.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-08-11
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