Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 87
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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bob Great Plumbing Repair tool
When doing a repair on a shower the removable handles tend to get fixed to the stem. This happens most often on the hot side. Trying to pull the handle off with pliers often does not work.
The solution is to use a handle puller. This handle puller kept me from breaking the tile and getting the handle off so that the handle is reusable. After using this tool the task took less than a minute.
August 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BoerneRealtor Don't waste your money
Honestly, if this thing had worked, I would not have needed to buy it in the first place.
If your faucet handle is just snugly on and you don't want to wrestle it off with your own strength, then this is fine.
I gave this every chance to work and it just could not get the handles off (they had some lime build up). So, I ended up do what a professional plumber would have done and took out a sawzall and cut each faucet off, and replaced the entire faucet instead of just replacing a cartridge ($200+ versus $14 + the $11 for the Faucet Handle Compression Sleeve Puller).
If I had a choice of buying a professional version, I would have spent the extra money and hopefully Home Depot will carry one in the future at their stores).
July 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Adam Halfway worked...
Kept slipping off the compression ring nut, had to squeeze the legs to keep it in place and it still slipped. When the ring was close to the end of the pipe I carefully put some vice grip pliers on and twisted until the ring finally came off. Good assist but can't finish the job on its own.
August 18, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Katie It worked but it broke
This tool has a bad design. It is hard to work if you have pipes in the way. I managed to get the compression nut and ferrule off of the valve but the ferrule got stuck on the tool itself and I had to throw the tool away. I had never worked with any kind of plumbing projects so 3 stars because it was pretty easy but I have to buy another tool now.
August 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Danny Not good for tight areas
I was changing all the angle stops at home and unless you have plenty of room it's impossible to turn the handle. Under the sinks was ok but behind the toilets was very difficult. I had to go purchase a different style tool that worked better, also you have to grip the ends that hold the back of the net if not they'll slip off, very difficult tool to use.
August 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Vman Weak
Terrible tool it kept slipping off, thin metal flexed too much!!
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Elmer Pulled leaking compression ring as promised.
I used this puller to remove an old compression ring from faucet fitting in a cabinet under the sink. The compression ring couldn't stop the fitting from having a slow, but steady, drip. I had even wrapped the ring with Teflon tape, but that had not stopped the dripping.
The puller worked, even though the nut did not have a completely flat surface to grab on to. I ended up having to hold the two arms against the copper pipe with one hand as I turned the handle with the other hand.
I suspect there are better tools, but they are much more expensive. For the price, I was very pleased. It saved calling a plumber. If the nut had had a completely flat surface to grab on to, the removal process would have gone even smoother.
August 2, 2016