Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 22
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by carmicp A waste of money
Just use a tight fitting open end wrench. I tried the clip and it slipped off and I couldn't get a good grip or leverage. I grabbed an adjustable end wrench, tightened it up and it worked perfectly.
July 19, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Oldhousefixer Not ready for prime time.
I had no luck with this tool. Nice idea but not ready for prime time. I would up using the side of an adjustable wrench to remove the connector. This should be redesigned to allow the user to have more leverage.
June 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cousteau SharkBite Products
Every SharkBite component I have used has worked perfectly and made plumbing work with 1/2" copper pipe incredibly easy and leak free.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bubba sharkbite makes plumbing easy
Easy to use. This tool is to remove sharkbite fittings.
August 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Don Great Product
It did the job and was easy to use. Only caveat is the pipe can not be very close to anything, you need about a 3/4 inch clearance
August 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by elmanito Could not make the shark bite removal tool work.
I installed shark bite connectors and needed to remove them due to a leak. So, I tried to use the removal tool, but to no avail. Very frustrating since the internet videos showed that removal was quite easy. I tried this on two sets of shark bite connectors. Same story. I even tried using a wrench as some videos suggested and that did not work either. Frustrated. Gave up and called a plumber who could solder my copper tubing pieces together. No more shark bite for me.
June 20, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RPW Sharkbite removal clip
The concept is good, i.e., a simple push-to-release tool but execution is bad for two reasons...at minimum. First, the inner spring may or may not rerelease successfully depending upon the uniformity of pressure against the circumference of the spring ring. For me though the most important failure has to do with dependence upon thumb pressure to push the clip against the fitting collar. My thumb joint will not stand the pressure on it due to arthritis so I am pondering a plier-like tool that I can slip the clip into and use squeezing action to do the job. Here as usual, the product line was designed by young minds that have no concept of age related limitations.
June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Spock Best $2 You'll Spend
If you're using the SharkBite fittings, this is an absolute necessity. Its near impossible to disassemble the joint without this. We used this on copper piping. Slipped it over the copper pipe and pushed it against the fitting while pulling the pipe outward. Comes out with minimal effort. The only thing to note is that this is plastic, so its easy for it to deform. Our first one unfortunately bent out of shape after one of us (ahemwasntmeahem) stepped on it. The good news is it was only $2 to get another.
June 11, 2016