PEX CLAMP TOOLS

PEX CLAMP TOOLS is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 23.
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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 1 out of 5 by from Home depot has moved away from the awesome sharkbite version of this tool to a garbage Apollo ver... Home depot has moved away from the awesome sharkbite version of this tool to a garbage Apollo version. They have the same store SKU number yet the only thing available at the stores in my area was the Apollo version which does not properly calibrate or stay calibrated. The sharkbite version is the only one I would recommend but unfortunately it seems it is no longer available. Home depot needs to remove this version from their website if all they sell is the Apollo tools.
Date published: 2017-10-10
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 Used this to plumbed a 2,000 sqft house with little problems. It remained calibrated for the enti... Used this to plumbed a 2,000 sqft house with little problems. It remained calibrated for the entire job. This is the perfect size for 0.5" and 0.75". Compact design makes tight spaces easy. Not a single failure/redo clamp needed. Flawless performance. It's okay for 1" also, but be prepared for a workout. I have big strong hands, but thought it was fairly difficult to close them down the first half of the way. I found it was easiest to first use the third handle to the extent possible (about 25% of the way), followed by interlocking my fingers and using the base of my palms against the two primary handles for the next 25% (or so), and lastly, griping the handles "normally" once they were close enough together to wrap my hands around them. If I were doing this daily, I'd probably consider purchasing a larger cinch clamp tool (in addition to this more compact one) for the 1" as to have more leverage on the handles.
Date published: 2018-02-05
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 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
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Questions

I'm frustrated. I used this pex crimp tool to squeeze the 3/4 ring. Than it snapped and the inner bolt is gone. This supposed to be a high quality tool....

Asked by: Eddie000
Hello, We are sorry to hear that you have had a negative experience with our clamp tool. This is not something we typically experience. Please contact our customer service department at 877-700-4242 for assistance. Regards
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2018-11-28

do you offer replacement die for the crimp tool?

Asked by: Josh A
Hello - Please contact our Customer Service Team at 877-700-4242 so that we can further assist you!
Answered by: SharkBite_BH
Date published: 2018-10-04

Is there a video to show how to use the third handle

Asked by: Lizh
Hello, Unfortunately, we do not have a video for the one-hand operation PEX clamp tool at this time. The third handle allows you to clamp connections using only one hand. One hand can be used to pull the third (middle) handle until it hits the bottom handle. The same hand can then be used to pull the top and bottom handles together until the tool releases from the clamp ring. Clamp tools with only two handles will require two hands to complete the connection. Regards
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2018-08-13

What is the third handle in a three handle pex tool for?

Asked by: James g
Hello, The third handle on our one-hand operation PEX clamp tool (part # UC961) allows you to clamp connections using only one hand. One hand can be used to pull the third (middle) handle until it hits the bottom handle. The same hand can then be used to pull the two furthest handles together until the tool releases from the clamp ring. Clamp tools with only two handles will require two hands to complete the connection. Regards
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2018-08-13

Can clamps be used on poly fittings?

Asked by: Jmoore24
Hello, Yes, our clamp rings are suitable for use with our poly alloy barb fittings. Thank you
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2018-05-07

Hello, Will this work for clamps on 1 1/4" size pipes?

Asked by: Michael Anburaj
Michael - this tool will not work on 1-1/4-in Clamps. We do sell Copper Crimp Rings and a Crimp Tool that can be used on 1-1/4-in, 1-1/2-in, 2-in PEX Pipe. Thank you for your interest in our product and if you have any further questions, please contact our Customer Service Team at 1-877-700-4242 and we would be happy to assist you!
Answered by: SharkBiteCB
Date published: 2017-12-31

what is the 3rd handle for

Asked by: awa414
Good morning, This design allows the ability to clamp using one (1) hand. You pull the middle lever up until you can get the longer handle. Move you hand to that handle and finish the clamp.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2018-08-13

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
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