Tried to remove my tub drain and the tines broke off. Cheap cast pot metal. Hopefully the pieces that went down the drain won't cause new issues down the road. The idea is good but it's disappointing they don't use quality materials
The problem I've found with these Rigid tools is they measure SAE and many store fittings are met...
December 11, 2018
The problem I've found with these Rigid tools is they measure SAE and many store fittings are metric. For instance I found faucet connector nuts at 23mm in size instead of 15/16. So the Rigid SAE tools fit loose.
23mm = 0.905512" = 14.488192/16ths <-Fitting nut size
23.8125mm = 0.9375" = 15/16" <-Rigid tool size
Its a nice tool. The package says it can handle a 15/16 inch metal nut. However, it does not ha...
September 03, 2019
Its a nice tool. The package says it can handle a 15/16 inch metal nut. However, it does not handle a 15/16 inch metal Delta faucet nut because the wall of the nut is too wide to fit the tool. Delta is a large company and has been making faucets for a long time. It would seem that Ridgid would ensure their tool handles one or at least print on package it doesn't handle Delta.
I love seeing great design like this! Clearly someone has sat down and thought about this a lot ...
January 24, 2018
I love seeing great design like this! Clearly someone has sat down and thought about this a lot and then they implemented it well.
Here is the problem, you are under the sink trying to undo something between the sink and the wall, high up where you can only just see if you can balance the flashlight in just the right position. Getting a wrench up there is almost impossible. Then the blasted thing is all rusted up and seized up with calcium deposit and grime. The air is blue with foul language. This tool is designed to make that job easier.
There are three parts to the tool:
1. A bright red handle made of some sort of really tough plastic. The handle is hollow and open down the length of one side which allows the handle to be placed around an existing pipe.
2. and 3. - Metal parts that fit into the two ends of the red handle. These metal parts have various shapes and drivers and can be inserted into the handle in multiple orientations producing a large number of drivers to match most if not all the plumbing needs found at the end of pipes.
The smaller of the two metal parts is cube shaped. Different sides of the cube have various shapes for loosening or tightening things. Here are some of the items it can handle:
Plastic holders with four, two and eight splines
The larger metal insert can handle three and four spline sink drains. Its main purpose however is to provide methods of applying strong rotational force to the tool. To this end it has a ⅜” square drive socket that can be used (with a small extension or universal) with a ⅜” ratchet driver to turn the tool. Then there is also a 5/8” hexagonal drive socket on the other end. A big hole allows a big screwdriver or breaker bar to be inserted, for heavy jobs. Finally there are hexagonal faces that take a large wrench.
The plastic tool itself can also be used for turning two, three, four and six - pline rings!
A clever design that produces numerous tools in one, with a design that allows work to be performed around a pipe and in tight spaces.
Made in China
Guess I got a defect. No portion of this wrench fits 1" nuts, which is exactly what I needed it f...
December 13, 2018
Guess I got a defect. No portion of this wrench fits 1" nuts, which is exactly what I needed it for. According to my calipers, there are 2 15/16" openings. Looks like the cast portion is out of spec. First time I've been let down by Rigid. Returning this tomorrow.
Sometimes a really good idea becomes a great tool in real life. One of the jobs I detest is chang...
February 06, 2018
Sometimes a really good idea becomes a great tool in real life. One of the jobs I detest is changing out any type faucet set. Common tools can be made to work but it takes a much longer time. You never get a really good grip on the pipe, nut , or fitting. Your body is forced into unnatural positions for far too long. This tool solves these problems for most types of faucets. I actually went back to older jobs and tightened down faucets that I knew were just marginally on and designed to come loose. A 1 hour job gets done in 15 min. Really tight or jobs where the counter top has been chiseled out to make the faucet fit will benefit with use of this tool. The EZ Change is like the combination screw diver for faucet change. One job one tool. My life just got easier.
Good Instructions, Reliable, must have in the tool box