Oetiker PEX Clamps
PEX clamps together with PEX clamp tool are used for making a connection between PEX tubing and crimp style PEX fittings. Oetiker PEX clamps are of the highest quality and are manufactured in the USA from 304 grade stainless steel.
About PEX ClampsPEX clamps are also commonly called “PEX cinch clamps” and are pre-formed stainless steel bands with a distinctive “ear”. PEX clamps are used in combination with a PEX clamp tool (or PEX cinch tool) to compress the PEX tubing over the barbs of a PEX crimp style fitting. They come in sizes from 3/8" to 1" with clamp size corresponding both to the pipe and fitting size, for example, 1/2" clamps for 1/2" PEX tubing and fittings, 3/4" - for 3/4" pipe and fittings and so on.
Oetiker PEX clamps are the best on the market and set the industry standard in quality, precision and reliability. They are manufactured to ASTM F2098/F877 standards, feature universal clamp tool compatibility and 360˚ stepless and tamper-evident design.
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Which fitting and pipe types and brands are these clamps compatible with?
A: These clamps are universal and will work with any brand of crimp style PEX fittings or PEX tubing manufactured to ASTM F876/F877 standard. Examples of such brands include: Everhot, Nibco, Watts, Zurn and many others.
Q: What type of tool do I need to use with these clamps?
A: PEX clamp tool or PEX cinch tool - both refer to the same, one-size-fits-all universal tool which works with PEX clamps up to 1" in size.
Q: How far away should I place the clamp from the edge of the PEX pipe?
A: When fitting is fully inserted in the pipe, the distance between the clamp and the fittings shoulder (or pipe end) should be in the 1/8" - 1/4" range.
Q: How do I remove a PEX clamp?
A: Tools required include wire cutters and a flat-head screwdriver. The top of the clamp (the “ear”) is cut off and the band is pried off with the screwdriver.
Q: Can PEX clamps be used with PEX-AL-PEX tubing?
A: No. PEX-AL-PEX has a different outside diameter and uses a different connection method.