PEX Clamp Tools and Clamps
PEX clamp tool is a universal tool which works with all five major sizes of PEX: 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" and 1". It’s used in combination with PEX cinch clamps of corresponding sizes to connect PEX pipe to crimp style brass or poly PEX fittings. These tools are factory calibrated and feature a mistake-proof ratcheting mechanism, which releases the tools’ jaws only when connection is complete.
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Are these clamp tools compatible with other brand PEX clamps besides Oetiker?
A: Yes, PEX clamp tools are universal and will work with any brand tubing, clamps or crimp fittings manufactured to US standards. When using other brand clamps, make sure they are marked with F2098 (ASTM standard).
Q: Can PEX clamp tool be used with copper crimp rings?
A: No. Crimp rings are installed using a PEX crimp tools only.
Q: Do terms "Crimp Tool" and "Clamp Tool" have the same meaning?
A: No. While “clamp tool” refers to clamp connection method which utilized stainless steel cinch clamps, “crimp tool” is used exclusively with copper crimp rings only.