PEX CLAMP TOOLS

PEX CLAMP TOOLS is rated 4.666666666666667 out of 5 by 3.
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Information

Intended for use with clamp ring PEX tubing installations, the SharkBite PEX Clamp 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. Only one clamp tool is required for all sizes of SharkBite PEX tubing installations, ranging from 3/8”, 1/2”, 3/4”, 5/8” and 1” fittings.

Approvals

NSF

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

Reviews

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 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 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
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Questions

How do you get the tool on the tubing I can't get the clamps on the front out of the way

Asked by: Calvin
Good afternoon, It is hard to understand the exact issue you are having. Please feel free to reach out to us at 1-877-700-4242 at your convenience between 8 am - 6 pm est Monday through Friday or you can send photos to techsupport@cashacme.com.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-07-25

I bought the 23081 PEX Clamp Tool, but can barely read the instructions now and really concerned about later. Would you please send me a computer file of the instructions that I could enlarge?

Asked by: MaineBill
Good morning, We will send these to the e-mail address associated with this message (bill@bill-bowen.com). If that is not the e-mail address you'd like to receive it at, please send this request to our tech support personnel at techsupport@cashacme.com and they will be happy to send this to you.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-07-13

Will the 23801 tool work with 1" clamps?

Asked by: GaryB
Good morning, Yes. The 23801 is designed to work with all our Clamp Ring sizes (3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", and 1").
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-04-08

What is the difference between the UC961 and the 23081? Advantages/disadvantages?  Perhaps I missed it, but I cant's find a good comparison of the two tools on line. Thanks!

Asked by: BillK
Greetings, The UC961 has a lever in the middle which allows it to be used with one (1) hand when you fully open the tool. The 23081 usually takes two (2) hands to operate.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-02-24

I bought the 2308 PEX CLAMP TOOL and have been happy with it. After a few uses I find the dark orange instruction sheet with tiny black print a real challenge to read anymore. Is there a black-and-white copy online I could print out?

Asked by: gyre
Greetings Gyre, We do not have this available online. A member from our customer service team will e-mail you a copy of this.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2015-11-30

I have the crimp tool that looks like a bolt cutter. this tool works well. but I need a crimper that can be used in tight spaces. I saw one in Home Depot, that seems to be usable in tight spaces. It appears to be used with pliers for the pressure?

Asked by: heavyg
Greetings Heavyg, We don't have any smaller or compact tools for the Clamp rings. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The tool you saw, is designed for our Cramp system.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2015-11-30

Can the stainless clamp rings be used with your poly alloy fittings?

Asked by: RTSS
Greetings RTSS, Yes. Any of our crimp or clamp rings can work with any of our barb fittings.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2015-10-26

I have a 23081 clamp tool.  I have long lost the calibration tool. Would it be possible to use two drill bits of the go and nogo dimensions as a calibration tool ?  If so, what size bits would be required.  Are replacement calibration tools available ?

Asked by: Ken H
Greetings Ken, We can send out a new Go/No Go gauge for the clamp tool free of charge. You just need to send an e-mail to techsupport@cashacme.com with your address and who it should be attention to. We are unsure what two drill bits you are speaking about. Please send photos to the e-mail above as well. Please click the link and go to page 7 for calibration instructions: http://www.sharkbite.com/sharkbite/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/SHARKBITE-PEX-INSTALLATION-INSTRUCTIONS.pdf
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2015-09-16
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