Monday, February 27, 2012

PEX Crimp Ring Cutter

SupplyHouse’s CRCUTTER crimp ring removal tool allows you to disconnect 1/2”, 3/4”, and 1” PEX crimp rings and reuse the fitting. To use the tool, first cut the existing fitting out of the line with a PEX tubing cutting tool. Then, insert the smaller barb at the top of tool (the one on the left, if the HydroPEX logo is facing up) into the fitting on the bottom side (where you just made the cut). At this point, you squeeze the tool to cut the ring. You may need to use a screwdriver and needle-nose pliers to finish the job and salvage the fitting so that you can use it again. The knob should be set to '+' for 3/4" and 1" tubing, and '-' for 1/2". This modifies the distance between the blade and the barb.