Has anyone used the new ridgid pex crimp tools?
I am wondering if anyone has used the new ridgid pex crimp tools? They apparently are lighter, require less force to use, and are shorter than most or the others on the market. I have a full set, but my 1" crimper is almost 2Ft long! It would be great to get the ridgid 1" crimper since it would fit into my tool box nicely, but i am worried that it might be harder to use than my current one. I haven't actually used it yet, but the 2Ft long handle should give some great leverage.
Anybody got anything good or bad to say about the ridgid crimpers?
question about pex crimpers
I once read a complaint about mixing the crimpers
when useing different brands of pexes....
I thought some brands specifically stated that you must use their crimpers
some crimpers did not knarl down enough on the ring
and eventually the pex fiting would leak because of
too light of compression on the clamp.....
is this something to be concrened about down the road
I only use Wirsbo
crimp fittings 15 years from now
you never know how well somethingis going to do till its out in the market place for at least 5 years or more....
I sitll run into many , many poly lines that were crimped onto copper tees that were made for them..
you can see where they were slowly leaking over time
and I worry about all the new crimp fittings and how they
will hold up in about 15 years from now
everyone has jumped on this bandwagon and their will be hell to pay some day for some of these pex brands...:eek::eek:
anyway the reason you are not getting many responces is probably it too new a tool