Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by barall Great little tool
This tool is a must have when installing any Sharkbite connections. I just installed two 3/4" connections. The first one went on just great, very quickly. With the second one, the connection went in halfway and stopped. I went down to my local hardware store and picked up this tool and very quickly removed the second connector and found a little bump on the underside of the pipe that prevented complete installation. I removed the bump and successfully reinstalled the connection all the way on. Without this little tool I would have been stuck with a failed installation.
October 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Historian Nifty Little Tool
I bought some SharkBite Couplers for a plumbing job I was working on, and picked up a couple of these tools at the same time. As it turned out, I needed to disconnect, then reconnect the couplers, and used this tool to disconnect them. What a handy little tool to have! Did the job just perfect!
September 17, 2016
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
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 1.0 out of 5.0 by geo worker disconnect clip
I have had no success with the disconnect tool. The white tubing does not come out. Your video makes it look easy but not so. I buy additional joints to take care of leaks, but that is more $$.
July 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed Absolutely worthless
I was told to buy the disconnect clip because it will be the best $2 you will ever spend. The Sharkbite fitting I installed did not seat the full 3/4 of an inch and when I tried to remove it with the disconnect clip, nothing moved. After pulling the clip towards the fitting with my right hand and pulling on the copper pipe with my left hand for at least 10 minutes, I decided it was better to make a second cut on the copper pipe below the Sharkbit fitting versus inadvertently bending the copper. I ended up making another trip to HD, buying a second fitting and a longer hose. I have taken the fitting with copper in it to my workbench and still cannot disconnect the copper with the clip. My experience with Sharkbite is buy double.
May 22, 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