Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool Zoom

Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool

SKU:HDCLAMPTOOL

Brand: HydroPEX

HydroPEX
Qty Price
$79.95
/ each
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(195 Available)

Specs

Tubing Compatibility: PEX
Fitting System Compatibility: Clamp
Application: 3/8" PEX
1/2" PEX
5/8" PEX
3/4" PEX
1" PEX
Type: Tool

Description for HydroPEX HDCLAMPTOOL

This Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet tool works with the HydroPEX Clamps. The Heavy Duty Clamp tool is used to cut the clamps off to remove fittings if needed. (It is NOT used to cut pex tubing.) This tool can be used for 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", and 1" PEX clamps.

Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool

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4.1

(based on 40 reviews)

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Good workout...

        Used this tool to install all of my clamp rings.

        The good:
        * Positive engagement once you grab the clamp tab.
        * Doesn't let go until you're fully engaged.Read complete review

        Used this tool to install all of my clamp rings.

        The good:
        * Positive engagement once you grab the clamp tab.
        * Doesn't let go until you're fully engaged.
        * Convenient cutter option.
        * Feels pretty durable.
        * Inexpensive alternative to the expander tool.
        * Works on multiple tubing sizes.

        The bad:
        * The rings wiggle and wander around on the tubing until they're partway engaged. This made it a bit difficult when working in a 4" wide trench, but it was doable. It's part of getting a feel for the clamp ring system.
        * You'll be working your pecs if you have to clamp a lot of rings (maybe not a bad thing if you're into that)!
        * A few times one of the set pins for the cutter popped into clamp mode when cutting and it only part way cut a ring off leading me to use a pair of side cutters to finish the job. Not generally a problem though unless you're doing a lot of cutting for some reason.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Falls short

        I had purchased a Ratchet Clamp tool from the big box store. When I saw this dual use tool I returned it and purchased this one. First, it did not come with directions. ...Read complete review

        I had purchased a Ratchet Clamp tool from the big box store. When I saw this dual use tool I returned it and purchased this one. First, it did not come with directions. Second I don't see how this tool with the added slides makes any difference to the tool. Third, the ratchet action on this tool starts too late. The one I had purchased from the big box store started to ratchet as soon as I put pressure on the clamp. This aided in holding the clamp while I set it in the right position. This one doesn't start to ratchet until the clamp is already too tight to move.

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        4.0

        works as it should

        By curmudgeon plumber

        from Lake Stevens, WA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool:

        My first time using PEX. I found the tool operation straight forward to use once I reviewed the video on the supplyHouse.com website. It would be an improvement if there was an instruction sheet included that shows the positions for crimnping and cutting. I chose to use an engraving tool to mark that information on the tool. I had no leaks.

         
        5.0

        Well made works great

        By ugenefrank

        from Las Vegas NV

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool:

              I got this to subliment My applo crimpers So I can get into tight places with out a problem. Its going to work just fine.

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              4.0

              Crimpers require muscle

              By Dan

              from Tangier, VA

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                    Comments about Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool:

                    Try to pre-assemble some fittings as much as possible before final assembly as, the crimping tool doesn't like tight places. Also, the nibbling tool allows for easy disassembly of stainless rings.

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                    4.0

                    good tool

                    By mark the plumber

                    from missouri

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                          Comments about Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool:

                          This is a good tool.Takes less grip pressure to close clamp than my old tool and makes cutting off clamps very easy.

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                          4.0

                          good solid tool with 1 minor flaw

                          By Fisher king

                          from suffolk cty Ny.

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                                Comments about Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool:

                                Its well made, the cutting features nice.I already have the same model without the cutting feature so I decided to return this one. I've used competitors tools & the design is more ergonomically friendly w/ one hand operation to position the ring properly. Too bad the tool does not hold the rifeng clamp securely when you start . The levers are open too wide to start squeezing with one hand

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                                5.0

                                Quality Tool

                                By marinaman

                                from Iuka, MS

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                                      Comments about Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool:

                                      It works like they said it would, seems to be a quality made tool. Doesn't hang up and easy to use. The ratchet clamp closing is nice, keeps a good bite.

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                                      3.0

                                      Still need a third hand

                                      By GrindGarage

                                      from Ocean City, NJ

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                                            Comments about Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool:

                                            For years I have used copper crimp rings that required the use of a heavy tool that required 2 arms to use. My tool belt has lightened and it is possible to make a crimp in tight spaces however this tool does require to hands to make a crimp.

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                                            5.0

                                            An essential tool for pex plumbing

                                            By Curtis the joker

                                            from Amherst, VA

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                                                  Comments about Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool:

                                                  Great to use in tight and hard to reach places, can be used to take off clamps or put them onto adjoining pieces, as well as cutting desired lengths of tubing. Only tool needed when doing plumbing with pex products!

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Marty

                                                  By Marty

                                                  from Alabama

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                                                        Comments about Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool:

                                                        Have been use hose clamps. Decided to bit the bullet a buy a pex tool and clamps.
                                                        Have used yet, except to test a clamp, and looks great.
                                                        Marty

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                                                        4.0

                                                        Good Ratchet, Def need 2 hands

                                                        By DIYer

                                                        from Royal Oak, MI

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                                                              Comments about Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool:

                                                              I used this to repipe 1/2 my house. It worked great and I had no leaks. It is difficult to use in tight spaces and you myst use 2 hands to secure the clamp. I am not a small guy and still had difficulty in the initial couple of inches squeezing the clamp on several occasions. For the price it is a good bargain.

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                                                              • Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool

                                                                Q:

                                                                Does it work with any pex tubes like the once from home Depot and Lowe's.

                                                                Thanks
                                                                Asked on 5/22/2013 by Not a plumber from NJ

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                                                                  A:

                                                                  Yes, it will work with any tubing compatible with the clamp method or crimp fittings.

                                                                  Answered on 5/24/2013 by PexSupply Staff from NY
                                                              • Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool

                                                                Q:

                                                                how do you check the ring to see if it is tight on the pex is there a go no go tool i have found that the pex pipe can rotate on the fitting if the pipe is twisted as when using coiled pex and have to twist it to make a turn in a crawer space does not leak at the fitting is this normal
                                                                Asked on 7/11/2012 by john from ocracoke n.c.

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                                                                  I just made sure I clamped it until it quit ratcheting. I had several that twisted on the fitting, but they did not leak. No leaks through out my whole home.
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                                                                  Answered on 7/12/2012 by Anonymous
                                                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                                                  A:

                                                                  Go-no-go gauges are for testing copper crimp ring connections. You know that a clamp connection was made properly when the tool releases.

                                                                  Answered on 7/19/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
                                                              • Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool

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                                                                Is this tool made in usa
                                                                Asked on 7/11/2012 by Don from Michigan

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                                                                  A:

                                                                  No, this tool is manufactured in China.

                                                                  Answered on 7/18/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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                                                                How long is this tool?
                                                                Asked on 4/9/2012 by Isaac from Fort Worth

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                                                                  A:

                                                                  The HDCLAMPTOOL measures 11" from top to bottom.

                                                                  Answered on 4/10/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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                                                                  about 12 inches

                                                                  Answered on 4/23/2012 by Fred from Long Island NY
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                                                                  Abt 10"

                                                                  Answered on 5/26/2012 by TimBow from Westminster Md
                                                              • Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool

                                                                Q:

                                                                How do you CUT the crimp rings with this tool?
                                                                Asked on 2/11/2012 by crimper from Michigan

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                                                                  A:

                                                                  The video linked below demonstrates how to cut clamp rings. Keep in mind that this is a clamp tool that cuts stainless steel clamp rings. It does not work with copper crimp rings.

                                                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dR1CpG3vbY

                                                                  Answered on 2/13/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
                                                              • Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool

                                                                Q:

                                                                how do you remove a stainless steel crimp ring?
                                                                Asked on 8/9/2011 by Anonymous

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                                                                  A:

                                                                  We recommend that you use a crimp ring removal tool.

                                                                  Answered on 8/10/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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                                                                  A:

                                                                  cut and twist

                                                                  Answered on 11/4/2011 by sparky from La Grange, KY
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                                                                  A:

                                                                  The crimp tool they sell that is supposed to remove them is not the answer. You have to take a small screwdriver and pry the end of the clamp over the retention catch and the ring will release.

                                                                  Answered on 12/6/2011 by Ken the Plumber from Fort Worth, TX
                                                              • Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool

                                                                Q:

                                                                Does this hydropex clamp tool work with vanguard fittings and clamps as well?
                                                                Asked on 5/23/2011 by LG from Albuquerque, NM

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                                                                  A:

                                                                  Yes, it should.

                                                                  Answered on 5/24/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
                                                              • Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool

                                                                Q:

                                                                OK, I just got a HydroPex - Heavy Duty PEX Ratchet Clamp & Cutting Tool. What is the cutting tool? When I ordered this I thought the cutting tool would cut the PEX pipe. Next Question is what is the "silver colored" pin in the crimp head for that slides up and down?
                                                                Asked on 5/3/2011 by riverwoods from Imnaha, OR

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                                                                  The cutting tool does not cut PEX pipe - it cuts clamp rings. The silver pin you are referring to performs the cutting functions.

                                                                  Answered on 5/3/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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                                                                How does this tool operate?
                                                                Asked on 4/15/2011 by Anonymous

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