While shopping for a PEX crimp tool, bothj at local stores and online, I
have found there are two types of crimp rings. There are the staniless
steel ones that appear to be more expensive, but look to be more
adjustible. Then there are the solid copper rings, which are cheaper.
The price difference is not huge between the rings, so I am open to
either type. My preference is more which based on which type of ring
works best, and is the easiest to apply without a lot of defective
crimps and thus loss. Also is the cost of the tool.
I'll be only doing one job on my own home, to replace all the old pipes,
but I may need the tool in the future. Renting the tool is not an
option at $8 per day, and I dont want ot have to rush to do the job in
one day either. So, I'd rather spend the money to buy the tool.
However, i first have to decide which type of crimp ring to use. It
appears taht all the tools are either for one type or the other, not
Also to consider is which ring is easier to remove, if I make a bad
connection or want to modify something. I have seen they sell removal
tools also, but I'd rather not have to buy yet another tool for a one
time use, if I can remove a ring with a tin snips or other common tool.
I'll be using both 1/2" and 3/4" so I want a tool for both.
What is my best choice?