Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 97
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by OregonTransplant Not adequate for really old plumbing
I bought this tool to remove some compression valves for under the kitchen sink. The house was built in the early 70's and I think the valves were original. The copper pipe had been marred in front of the original compression ring and when the tool was installed the jaws kept expanding and slipping off when tightened. I think under normal circumstances this tool would probably work well, but on old plumbing, it does not. I recommend removing compression rings in that state with a Dremel. The tool was pretty easy to install and use, it was just not fit for the job.
October 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bogs VERY USEFUL
October 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ATXHomeowner Handy for removing shower faucet handle
I used this product for a shower faucet handle and not a compression sleeve. Yes, you basically have to securely hold the tongs around the back of the handle - they don't stay around the handle by themselves. Yes, you have to hold the tongs on with a fair amount of force. All that said, it worked and the tongs didn't bend or anything. It took a few tries - maybe 5 minutes, but it did work without breaking anything, and is relatively affordable. So all that said, I'd recommend it for shower faucet handles, because it worked for me when the handle was really stuck on.
October 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Patricia Fine Product
I gave this product a 5 star rating because of the fact it was of such service. We had two 1976 fiberglass tubs that we going to cut out of the alcove - the handles were stuck to a point that it took this gadget to extract them. It was a pain and at first the "teeth" kept sliding off the handle until we got smart and had one person grip the product while another turned the sleeve puller - I may have given less of a rating because of this but I was simply over joyed when the handles finally popped off and the tubs were out of the house!
October 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MyProductReview Not worth it...for ferrule puller
I should have read the reviews before purchasing. It doesn't work as a ferrule puller. The video online makes it look really easy, but all that happened for me was that it kept sliding off. It can't grip the bolt, no matter how much I tried to hold it in place.
I actually even read the instructions thinking I must have been doing something wrong. Nope. Tool just doesn't work as designed.
October 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WildcatDad Simple tool
Bought this for a non-faucet project. While it did not work for my application it is built well and is very adjustable
October 18, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ts Iffy at best
There are better ferrule pullers, if you have a stuck one that has been in place for a dozen years, this isn't likely to do it although it is pretty simple to employ. Even using all the strength I could muster under a lavatory to keep the jaws closed, they just would not stay on the pipe and would slide right over the collar nut. Ended up reusing existing nut and ferrule with new valve. Much better pullers exist for about the same price with much better design. This may work on newer fitments or other jobs, but I can't speak to that yet.
September 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WorkingMan It worked well for compression sleeve removal
After reading some of the poor reviews I was hesitant about purchasing this product. I really wanted to get one of the Superior, Pasco or Lasco products. But, I didn't want to wait for shipping. I wanted to do the job of replacing my toilet shut off valve immediately. So, I headed off to HD to purchase it. But, before I left, I used fine steel wool on the tip of the stub and lubed it up with penetrating oil that I pushed up into the edge of the sleeve. I came back about 90 minutes later with the tool and easily removed the sleeve. Project then completed saving mucho time and bucks.
August 23, 2016