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PEX Pocket Crimper Kit (3/8", 1/2", 3/4")

SKU:POCKETCRIMP

Brand: HydroPEX

HydroPEX
Qty Price
$24.15
/ each
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Specs

Application: 1/2" PEX
3/8" PEX
3/4" PEX
Type: Tool
Material: Steel
Tubing Compatibility: PEX
Fitting System Compatibility: Crimp
Standards Met: ASTM F1807

Description for HydroPEX POCKETCRIMP

Overview

Used for permanent crimp connections with PEX tubing fittings. Kit includes tool, checking gauge, and pouch.

Features

  • 3/8", 1/2", and 3/4" sizes in one tool!
  • Simple
  • Inexpensive
  • Use with your own 10" Vise GripsĀ®
  • Fits into tight places
  • Never needs adjustment
  • Made in the USA

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PEX Pocket Crimper Kit (3/8", 1/2", 3/4")

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HydroPEXPEX Pocket Crimper Kit (3/8"", 1/2"", 3/4"")
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

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          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (5)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Works, slow and steady

        First, crimping with the vice grips works fine, but can be tiring on the hands after a whole day. For 3/4", the tool worked well, for...Read complete review

        First, crimping with the vice grips works fine, but can be tiring on the hands after a whole day. For 3/4", the tool worked well, for 1/2", I had to actually crimp, then rotate the tool 90 degrees and crimp again to get the GO gauge to slip on. The tool suggests wax to aid in crimping, perhaps more would have alleviated this.

        Second, the tool comes apart into two pieces. This is particularily unhandy when teetering on a ladder trying to crimp fittings that are hardly accessible.

        This tool is great for doing a few fittings here and there, but if you are undertaking a serious plumbing job (ie, more than 10 crimps), I would consider a dedicated crimper.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        did the job

        I used the crimper to plumb a new studio. Once I got the hang of it and added the rubber bands to keep it from falling off the pipe between compressions, it worked...Read complete review

        I used the crimper to plumb a new studio. Once I got the hang of it and added the rubber bands to keep it from falling off the pipe between compressions, it worked efficiently. It does require a lot of force on the vis-grips, so you want to make sure you use the 10" set advised. It held up and shows no sign of breaking, so the tool seems plenty sturdy for many more jobs, and the price was so much better than the other options I think this is a smart choice for the cost-conscious DIYer.

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        5.0

        Works !!!!!!

        By Pay

        from Boonville, NY

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about PEX Pocket Crimper Kit (3/8"", 1/2"", 3/4""):

              At 70 plus I used large vise grips, and the tool worked great. Got the job done with NO leaks....

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              • No
               
              5.0

              functional, accurate but crude casting

              By jim

              from maybee, michigan

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about PEX Pocket Crimper Kit (3/8"", 1/2"", 3/4""):

                    Its one of those things that ain't good looking but gets the job done just like its designed to. The part that need to be precise it very well machined. Than again there are not a lot of good looking things in plumbing including the plumbers.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    I would recommend this tool to everyone

                    By MIKE

                    from N.J.

                    Verified Buyer

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                          Comments about PEX Pocket Crimper Kit (3/8"", 1/2"", 3/4""):

                          It is a well made tool that is perfect for tight places where big crimp tool wont fit Excellent.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Pocket Crimpers

                          By Dan

                          from Idaho

                          Verified Buyer

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                                Comments about PEX Pocket Crimper Kit (3/8"", 1/2"", 3/4""):

                                In tight places like between studs in walls floor joices. This work great. In picture when ordered it looked plastic but they are heavy metal.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                3.0

                                did the job

                                By Surfdancer

                                from Berkeley, CA

                                Verified Buyer

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                                      Comments about PEX Pocket Crimper Kit (3/8"", 1/2"", 3/4""):

                                      I used the crimper to plumb a new studio. Once I got the hang of it and added the rubber bands to keep it from falling off the pipe between compressions, it worked efficiently. It does require a lot of force on the vis-grips, so you want to make sure you use the 10" set advised. It held up and shows no sign of breaking, so the tool seems plenty sturdy for many more jobs, and the price was so much better than the other options I think this is a smart choice for the cost-conscious DIYer.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      GREAT LITTLE TOOL

                                      By TREVOR THE DIY GUY!

                                      from CANADA

                                      Comments about PEX Pocket Crimper Kit (3/8"", 1/2"", 3/4""):

                                      USED THIS PRODUCT FOR THE WHOLE BASEMENT JOB. MOST OF MY CRIMPING, I USED A 4"VISE, PREMEASURED MY PIPE LENGTHS AND CRIMPED ON THE NEEDED CONNECTORS WITH MY VICE. NOW YOU HAVE ONLY TO HAND CRIMP A FEW CONNECTIONS. IN REALLY TOUGH PLACES I USE SHARKBITE CONNECTORS. NOTE: BEFORE USING ON YOUR JOB, PRACTICE USING IT FIRST, CRIMP SOME OLD PIPE, PLAY AROUND WITH IT, GET TO KNOW THE TOOL FIRST! ALSO, USE TIGHT FITTING RUBBER BANDS TO HOLD TOOL TOGETHER.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Excellent Product

                                      By Lori

                                      from Flatonia Texas

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about PEX Pocket Crimper Kit (3/8"", 1/2"", 3/4""):

                                      This is and excellent product. The only thing I would correct is in the instructions on the back of the package please add the tool key will slip easily over "one (1) side of ring" when crimmped correctly. I am a female and blonde and that was the only issue I had. I went on your website and in instructions it said it, so I knew I had done it correctly.

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Works, slow and steady

                                      By Stuntman

                                      from KS

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Comments about PEX Pocket Crimper Kit (3/8"", 1/2"", 3/4""):

                                      First, crimping with the vice grips works fine, but can be tiring on the hands after a whole day. For 3/4", the tool worked well, for 1/2", I had to actually crimp, then rotate the tool 90 degrees and crimp again to get the GO gauge to slip on. The tool suggests wax to aid in crimping, perhaps more would have alleviated this.

                                      Second, the tool comes apart into two pieces. This is particularily unhandy when teetering on a ladder trying to crimp fittings that are hardly accessible.

                                      This tool is great for doing a few fittings here and there, but if you are undertaking a serious plumbing job (ie, more than 10 crimps), I would consider a dedicated crimper.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great tool!

                                      By Mike

                                      from Northern Illinois

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about PEX Pocket Crimper Kit (3/8"", 1/2"", 3/4""):

                                      Great, handy tool @ great price.

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      This tool works - not for big jobs.

                                      By Craig

                                      from Rhode Island

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about PEX Pocket Crimper Kit (3/8"", 1/2"", 3/4""):

                                      So, the bottom line is, this tool works. It's not for big jobs or for tight spaces, but it will get the job done. I ended up with sore hands from having to close the vice-grips around this tool a couple 300 times, but again, it works. If I had to do my basement all over again or if running PEX all day was part of my job, I would buy the large crimp tool. [$] seemed like a fair price for this small tool, but you get what you pay for and this tool is definitely not ready for prime time. Too slow to crimp, too much added work where crimping should be fast and easy work.

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