Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 30
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ford Moen cartridge removal tool
Does what it says it will do. Works as it should. I am pleased.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Newtodiyplumbing The perfect tool.
I have extremely old plumbing fixtures. Both the plastic adapters that came with the cartridges broke. I bought a poor quality cartridge remover which also broke. As a last resort I bought the genuine Moen product & it worked like a charm. Well worth the cost.
July 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PJ I bought this and Plumber used it and it broke.
I purchased this cartridge puller and it broke immediately while using it to attempt to extract a cartridge.
I hired a master plumber and he was the one who was using it when it broke.
June 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by T344 Works for a cartridge that is stuck, but not stuck too hard
This review is being written 1/17/2016 for the Moen Cartridge Removal Tool for 1200 or 1225 or 1222 Cartridges, advertised and sold by Home Depot.
This tool is helpful if a cartridge is stuck, but in the worst case it will not work.
As those who have serviced these Moen cartridges know, they become stuck in the faucet body. New cartridges come with a plastic nut that you use to rotate and loosen the old cartridge in the faucet body. Then you pull on the stem with pliers to remove.
If the cartridge is too stuck for the above to work, the cartridge tool may work. Instead of a plastic nut, the cartridge tool is metal, so it may be able to rotate the stuck cartridge tool back and forth when the plastic nut could not. The cartridge tool screws in the stem and you pull up on the handle to remove the cartridge. This often works.
However, in many cases, the Moen cartridge is so stuck that one or both of the following happens
1) the ears of the cartridge break when the rotation is applied
2) the faucet stem separates from the cartridge and the rest of the cartridge remains in the faucet body.
In this worst case scenario, this tool will not help. As added advice, look on the "popular video sharing web site" for techniques to remove such cartridges by tapping and threading a bolt into the cartridge.
January 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ALMM You won't have to call a Plumber
The cartridge was really stuck. Youtube videos shows plumbers pulling the cartridge apart and using a tap to remove the core. If you are not careful the process could cause damage to the mounting area behind the wall. This tool is well built and efficient. It creates leverage against the cartridge housing eliminating the stress pulling causes. If you are the original owner of the house, Moen replaces the cartridges for free.
February 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed Danco Puller was only product on the shelf
This product was poorly design without any bench testing on moen brass and cartridges.. Meon makes shower cartridges with plastic tabs that extends to the width of the brass body making it impossible to press the cartridge body beyond the faucet body as well as having a plastic keyway(no twisting or turning as suggested on utube). Home Depot would like you to think this tool by Danco is all you need however you can't press the cartridge pass the body lip. Product also had no instructions and no other parts with the product and indicate by the package and Danco had nonething online links. Danco could redesign the puller with two slots in the outside body that allow the tabs to slip thru the lip of the tool making the experience of pulling moen cartridges easier- -meon pullers are design the same and look alike.
November 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MyNickName Only $14.99 not $49.99. Excellent tool. Instructions aren't clear, but you'll figure it out.
Screw the nut on tight. Make sure that you can 'rotate' the cylinder using the tool. If it's moving at all, you can pull it. Just remember, turn and pull lightly; it'll take a few seconds, but it will all of the sudden give. It's vacuum pressure keeping it in there. Sort of popped out.
December 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TheGoodDoctor Expensive but worth it!
After spending an hour trying to remove a bathtub/shower cartridge that had sat in place for 20+years with conventional tools, I found this tool on Home Depot's website. Although I probably won't be using it for another 20 years (it's all metal, unlike the plastic-laden cartridge that needed replacing), it saved me extra hours of aggravation and a possible $200 plumbers bill!
Now if Moen could make an adapter so that we could use the same tool to pull the cartridge from our bathroom faucets . . . .
October 14, 2015