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Feb 6, 2019
This thing is amazing. I am a contractor that does occasional plumbing repairs, remodeling work, ...
This thing is amazing. I am a contractor that does occasional plumbing repairs, remodeling work, water heaters ect. This thing makes working with PEX sooo much easier. It comes with a 1/2, 3/4 and 1" crimp jaws. They are extremely easy to swap out and the battery holds up. This thing makes the work a breeze, you dont have to have 3 hands and its really quick. I cannot say enough good things.
I am a home owner who had trouble getting plumbers out in a reasonable amount of time. I also had...
I am a home owner who had trouble getting plumbers out in a reasonable amount of time. I also had wildly different quotes for what I thought was an obvious scope of work. Further, I couldn't really gauge the quality of the plumber and whether they did clean work or hack work.
As such, I decided to try the do it yourself route. I'm relatively handy but not a professional trades person. I had a manual press tool for plumbing pex. With the amount of lines and manifolds I wanted to install and clean up, I knew I needed (wanted) a power tool. In the past, these devices were upwards of $3000.00.
Then I saw this at home depot with 10% off for about $630 bucks. It was a lot of money. It was better than $3000. It was a Milwaukee - something that I knew my propane professional used. I also figured I could sell it gently used for about $500 when I was done.
The tool itself is stout. It seems professional grade to me. It comes with 2 batteries (not really clear in the picture) and 3 adapters, 1", 3/4" and 1/2". The hard plastic case has 2 more open 'slots' to add additional press adapters (presumably 3/8 and 5/8?).
I've decided to use the copper rings (instead of the stainless crimps). This tool is made for the copper rings and it performs a perfect press every time. I haven't had a 'mistake' or 'partial' press yet. I'm on about 60 presses on the same battery charge with a mix of 3/4 and 1/2 connectors. I am more than happy with this tool. It makes pressing in tight locations very easy. Switching adapter collars is a breeze - takes all of 2 seconds to take off, 4 seconds to grab the different size from the case, 2 seconds to put on.
Great Tool...Easy To Operate! After using a manual crimper, this cordless press kit makes install...
Great Tool...Easy To Operate!
After using a manual crimper, this cordless press kit makes installing a PEX system so much easier.
In new construction and remodels, there is always a fitting that is in a tight spot that does not allow easy access to operate a manual crimp tool. Once you get the cordless tool's jaws around the ring, the pressing process is automatic at the press of a button.
Also, the pressing process is more consistent and uniform.
This is a great tool by Milwaukee.