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Multi-Head PEX Crimp Tool Kit

Acquire the Apollo Multi-Head PEX Crimp Tool Kit for all of your PEX crimp ring fastening jobs. There are 4 jaws to fit 3/8 in., 1/2 in., 3/4 in. and 1 in. crimp rings. All components fit in a customized carrying case.
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50%of customersrecommend this product1 of 2reviews
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50%of customersrecommend this product1 of 2reviews
Customer reviews for Multi-Head PEX Crimp Tool Kit
Review 1 for Multi-Head PEX Crimp Tool Kit
Liketodomore
from Cary, NC, USA
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Not calibrated properly

PostedDecember 5, 2011
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3 out of 5
No, I do not recommend this product.
It is a nice concept and good design. Price-wise it is also a huge improvement compared to having to buy all the single-size tools. However, I had found that the kit not calibrated correctly, resulting faulty connections.
I found this out through hard ways. After working many hours, I found my connections leaky. I am experienced with pex piping and had done quite a bit of work myself before (using a pocket crimper). I never had issues with my connections. Only when a professional plumber was called to help to figure out what I might had done wrong, we realized that it was the new Apollo tool that I had just bought (and used) was the problem. PEX connections need precise tools, the pressure can not be too much or too little. Otherwise the connections can fail and resulting large losses to your property. Unless you know how to calibrate this tool, I'd not touch it.
BTW, my attempts to contact the company about this issue had yield no result, what so ever.
+37points
38out of 39found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Multi-Head PEX Crimp Tool Kit
Mudd

Good value - but hard to change jaws

PostedAugust 29, 2012
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3 out of 5
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4 out of 5
After a modest amount of work (50 fittings ?) in 1/2 and 3/4 PEX, I've never had a connection leak of failure.
The price is excellent, esp. compared to buying crimpers for each size.
My one significant complaint for this tool is that the jaws are difficult to change out: the jaws are friction-fit into the tool and held in place with little spring-loaded hooks. The hooks are completely unnecessary, because the friction fit is so tight I need a brass drift to loosen the jaws. Very inconvenient when working in a confined space. I need to try lubricating the mating surfaces - perhaps this will make for the tool-less jaw-changes the tool promises....
I rated the Ease "fair" and the Quality "Good" due to the difficulty of changing the jaws. Overall build quality seems very good - except for the degree of friction-fit between the jaws and tool. Otherwise it would be "excellent". Once the jaws are in place I can crimp pipe to my heart's content.
Value is good - much cheaper than competing products.
Pros: Reliable, No Leaks
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.