Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 115
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by catalyst626 Life saver! Old cartridge was not giving up without a fight...
Old cartridge was not giving up a without a fight. The removal tool that came with the new cartridge would probably work great in a <1yr old setup, but not if the cartridge has been in service for several years. Grab this tool from the same aisle as the cartridge and you will curse less during install.
July 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Blue11 This thing just WORKS!
If the cartridge you're pulling is older than 5 years, the little white plastic 'removal helper' that comes with the new replacement will split the first time you try to use it. It's flimsy and basically worthless.
I had to pull a 35 year old sticky Moen cartridge from a sink faucet, and this thing got it loose and ready to pull in seconds with no problem.
BE SURE TO READ AND FOLLOW THE INCLUDED INSTRUCTIONS!
I did spray some WD-40 around the edge of the old cartridge and then GENTLY tapped the assembly to try to loosen it, and that may have helped this tool.
In any case, well worth the money. If you try to use pliers and/or excessive force and the old cartridge breaks off inside the faucet, you're looking at a new faucet for a lot of money. This does a great job without that worry. Just buy it.
September 1, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by J1goalie Better than pliers!
This puller did come in handy for removing Moen type faucet cartridges. Once installed you can remove your old cartridges with a little less effort than using a pair of pliers. The material quality is not as sturdy as I would like and the instructions are not very easy to understand. After taking a little time to figure out how to attach this tool it did get the job.
August 31, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ValveChanger Ineffective
I was forced to use this tool in a pinch because they don't stick the actual Moen tool or any better tool in the store. The teeth didn't grip well enough and the balance ended up breaking into pieces which required an hour long battle to remove it using needle nose pliers and some ingenuity... the better tool! If you have the time finf and buy the Moen tool and not the cheap knock off.
August 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tenchi9999 Not effective
The tool did not work. It also was made from cheap metal and it was poorly finished. My hands were cut from the threads on the tool. The tool broke when I used it.
I would not recommend this tool.
September 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Greybeard48 A very useful tool
This tool made the replacement of the water control valve an easy task.
August 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by paul Needed tool! Do not try and remove a moen cartridge without this
one thing that is great about Home Depot Employees they always let you know what tools you will need!
August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dennis Required tool
I had to remove a 12 year old Moen posi-temp shower valve. As you can imagine it was stuck. I tried to remove the valve cartridge with my channel-lock pliers with no luck. This cartridge puller easily loosened the cartridge and allowed me to pull it out with the "T" handle. This much better than breaking the piping and valve housing inside the wall. Warning: read and understand the instructions before you attempt this!!
August 16, 2016