Anyone have experience with the Oetiker ratchet crimp ring tool and the Oetiker stainless steel crimp rings? As a DIY building my own house it looks like a good way to go, especially since it's one tool for four sizes. One local supply house has Oetiker available for about $150. Half again as pricey as the Taiwan brand at one local plumbing retailer, but looks like a better tool.
I use the same one. I like this style of cinch rings because it's ss and since you tighten the ring from the side, you can always make sure the ring is square on the fitting.
Can you use the same cut off tool as the copper crimps if you need to remove a stainless steel style crimp with out hurting the fitting?
Oetiker knows what they're about, in the world of clamps. There's a possibility that the PEX tools are made by Knipex, who makes the pincer tools used on Oetiker one-ear stainless clamps used in lawn sprinkler systems. I haven't heard any griping about Knipex tools.
There is a separate tool for breaking off a PEX clamp