PEX CLAMP TOOLS

PEX CLAMP TOOLS is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
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Information

The SharkBite PEX Clamp Tool is intended for use with clamp ring PEX tubing installations. The tool compresses PEX tubing Clamp Rings to barb fittings. The clamp tool will not release from the clamp ring unless a properly-secured connection has been made. This tool is compatible for all fitting/pipe sizes ranging from 3/8” up to 1”.

SizesPart #
PEX Clamp Tool One-hand Operation
UC961
PEX Clamp Tool Standard Handles
23081

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tool This was my first run at playing with PEX, I had come home to a couple copper pipes leaking. The pipes were old and corroding. It was time to replace my pipes. This tool gets into tight spaces and clamps multiple sizes of PEX with ease. The Calibration of the tool is very simple and mine was set right out of the packaging. It is very durable and will be around for a while. Overall I'm very pleased.
Date published: 2015-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product Used this tool to finish basement 3-piece bathroom. Tool was relatively easy to use, calibration was correct out of the package, and most importantly all of the fittings sealed perfectly. Used brass Sharkbite fittings. The tool was a bit difficult to use on 3/4" PEX due to the larger opening angle to engage the tool, and also required a lot of force which was awkward when working overhead. Overall great performance, just be prepared to use some muscle if needed.
Date published: 2016-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This thing is AWESOME and MADE IN USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing in the product descriptions mention... This thing is AWESOME and MADE IN USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing in the product descriptions mentions it's made in USA, but it is and stamped "Made in USA". Looking up the patent number listed on this tool (at US patent office uspto.gov) I could see which USA company actually owns the rights and manufactures this professional-grade tool, it's just rebranded to SharkBite. The price is GREAT, the exact same three-handle tool (just rebranded to a couple different names) is selling for twice the price, and more, currently on a big online retailer that sounds like a big river in Brazil. Great American made tool at half the price of others online........jackpot!!!!!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works reliably, precisely It works with great precision and success. I like to review instructions before any new job, but the enclosed sheet has tiny black letters on dark orange paper which becomes harder to read with use.
Date published: 2015-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from works as stated however one must be careful to 1) make sure the crimp ring is positioned properly... works as stated however one must be careful to 1) make sure the crimp ring is positioned properly on the pipe/connector, and 2) when applying the crimper it is a large heavy tool thus the initial contact to make sure the crimp ring is centered within the jaws requires some effort for accuracy. not a good solution for tight places! comes with a template to check proper crimp once completed. if you need to remove the crimp ring... gotta buy another tool that cuts the ring!! overall the PEX system is faster, easier to work with than copper. I personally do not use it where it will be concealed (in walls etc.)... only in accessible crawl space or joist areas... but that is just my personal preference.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product works well. Was a little tough to use at first. But it got easier the more I used it. I... Product works well. Was a little tough to use at first. But it got easier the more I used it. I guess they had to get broken in. The more I used it the strength to close it got a little less. Very rugged tool. All said and done no leaks any where. Yes I would recommend this tool to anyone.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made tool, that works well, if somewhat difficult to squeeze. It does it's job well, and p... Well made tool, that works well, if somewhat difficult to squeeze. It does it's job well, and provides a leak free connection.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tool is well built and was simple to use. I was able to repair my plumbing quickly. Tool is well built and was simple to use. I was able to repair my plumbing quickly.
Date published: 2017-03-07
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Questions

Need to replace part item 6 35-217 paw/lever where can I get it for 23081 pex clamp tool ???

Asked by: Robert B
Good afternoon, We do not have that item as a replacement. Please feel free to reach out to our Customer Service team and see what options are available for you. You can contact them at 1-877-700-4242 between 8 am - 6 pm est Monday through Friday or by e-mail at techsupport@cashacme.com.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2017-09-25

How does the 3 handle version work differently from the 2 handle?  I have the 2 handle, and it's almost impossible to use in a tight space. If I start a crimp, then slide the tool over the PEX and fitting, I can't reach in with both hands. 

Asked by: DellN
Good morning, With the two (2) joined handles facing the ground, you can use the middle lever with using only one hand.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2017-09-12

Where can I get the calibration gauge for the clamp (cinch) tool. I bought the tool at Lowe's and it didn't come with one. I'd like to have it just to check once and awhile. Thanks 

Asked by: Fred Mi
Good morning, You can reach out to our customer service team at 1-877-700-4242 between 8 am - 6 pm est Monday through Friday and they can see what options are available.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2017-08-07

Just purchased a shark bite pex cinch pinch clamp tool at lowes item 818232. My question is does this need to be calibrated every so often? if so there were no instructions on how to do it.

Asked by: bobbyR
Good morning, This tool should work fine up to 10,000 clamps. If you feel your tool may not be calibrated correctly, please call our Customer Service team and they will be happy to assist you. You can reach them at 1-877-700-4242 between 8 am - 6 pm est Monday through Friday.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2017-07-21

I have bought one of these tools, While in use under a house the ratcheting system exploded on my parts every where. Where do I get replacement ones. This experience has not left me very happy

Asked by: Kirk 11
Hello, We are sorry to hear you are having a problem with your tool. Please contact our customer service department at 877-700-4242 for assistance. Thank you
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2017-07-19

Hi, 1. Can the 23081 clamp crimping tool be obtained in Australia? 2. Are the plastic elbow barb fittings OK for use with diesel fuel, such as to connect with a fuel filter on a diesel engine in a stationary generator set application?

Asked by: Patrick Redmond
Hello, The clamp and crimp tools are not available in the Australian market. Our poly alloy barb fittings are only certified for use in potable water and radiant/hydronic heating applications. We do not recommend using this fitting in any other application. Thank you
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2017-07-16

I bought your 23081 PEX CLAMP TOOL and the first time I used it Part # 35-217 Pawl/Lever broke. Can I order two of these? One to make the tool work and one as a spare in case it happens again.

Asked by: wildbill447
Good afternoon, We do not have a way to send you that part. If you can contact our customer service team at 1-877-700-4242 between 8 am - 6 pm est Monday through Friday or by e-mail at techsupport@cashacme.com, they can see if there are any other options available.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2017-07-16

Is this compatible with stainless steel clamps other than Sharkbite brand, like the Oetiker clamps?

Asked by: KenA
Good morning, As long as the other clamp rings meet the same codes and standards our rings do, you won't have any issues. You can find our clamp information by following this link: http://www.sharkbite.com/product/clamps-rings/
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2017-07-16
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