Rated 1.8 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HD76018 Removed Brass Nipple in Minutes
I bought this in spite of the many poor reviews. My need was to remove a brass nipple from a watet pump outlet. I had tried every type of pliers in my toolbox but the nipple wouldn't budge. This tool allowed me to remove the nipple in only a few minutes.
March 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Semiprotech Pass on these
Heed the warnings about not fitting a broken shower head pipe.
The quality of the product is pathetic. The steel used is not hardened steel. It's more akin to hard pot metal.
The hex ends on these are WAY too short. If the pipe is recessed being 1/2" drywall when inserted, a wrench cannot be used to turn it as the end of the hex shaft will be flush with the wall.
All of my frustration could have been avoided if a disclaimer that "This will not work on shower head pipes due to their larger, thin walled, inside diameter".
April 5, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner Not effective for shower arm
May work for standard pipes but interior diameter sir broken shower arm is in between sizes.
April 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Josh Wrong size most common problem
Whoever developed this product and didn't include an extractor for half inch shower arm should be fired.
March 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sithmorg This doesn't work for shower arms
Probably the most common thing for a diy'er to be buying this for is to remove a shower arm that broke in the fitting. That's what I bought it for and it doesn't work for that. Several other reviews say the same thing. Believe them, they are right. Super annoying.
February 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by swbrown Will work on standard internal diameter pipe
I am glad I went ahead and bought this pipe nipple extractor set. I would imagine that this product would not work on a wide variety of internal pipe sizes. However, if you have to extract a standard size pipe this product will work just fine. I read other reviews about it not working on the thin wall or shower pipe, and this makes sense since the threaded section is relatively short. For a non-standard internal diameter pipe, you will probably need a tool like the LASCO Spiral Type Nipple Extractor.
February 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MSW This won't work for a 1/2" ips shower arm.
This won't work for a 1/2" ips shower arm. Either too small or too large. Returned.
February 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Philf Does not fit
I tried using the 1/2" to remove a broken shower stem from the inlet pipe fitting but could easily rotate the extractor by hand in either direction. Quite useless for that particular job but may work on other size pipes.
From other reviews I have read on this and the cam type extractor it seems that shower stems are not covered.
January 31, 2016