PEX Crimping

I would like to install an additional outdoor faucet and I have a new home that has PEX piping. I am just an average DIYer and I have heard that the crimping of PEX is a little tricky. True?
Also, will cutting PEX with a hacksaw be OK or do you have to use the PEX cutting tool?
Thanks Art
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A little reading. The link below helped me git-r-done. Don't crimp until you have the connectors in place and are happy. Let the crimping tool do the work...it's not forced. Use the gauge (go - no-go tool) to check the crimps.
http://www.vanguardpipe.com/pdfs/ManablocInstallInst.pdf

Any cutter like those used to cut irrigation PVC and tubing.
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To install one connection, it is just not worth buying the tools to make the connection. Look for Qest or Wirsbro fittings to make your single connection. Here is some info: http://www.plumbingsupply.com/polyb.html
If you are going to buy the tool anyway, look into getting the Zurn / Oetiker type stainless steel crimp ring model, rather than the "bolt cutter" version that requires a different tool for each size and can be difficult to fit into small spaces. here is some info: http://www.pexconnection.com/products.php?pID=6&catID 4
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I've always used a copper pipe cutter for pex. Works great, and very easy. Crimping tool is no big deal, either; just line up the jaws on the ring & close it up. Only hard part was getting it into tight spaces.
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