According to many homebuilders, PEX tubing is the way of the future — replacing more difficult to work with copper tubing and bringing additional health benefits. But whether you agree or not, one thing’s certain: we’re starting to see more and more PEX used in new homes.
RIDGID’s released a set of interchangable jaws for their Compact 100-B Press Tool — which many contractors already use for copper with different jaws — designed specifically for crimping fasteners to PEX tubing.
If you’re already using the 100-B pressing tool, these new jaws’ll make your life a lot easier if you’re asked to work with PEX. RIDGID supplies a variety of sizes (and some kits), and street pricing for the new jaws start around $120 — a bargain when compared to buying another tool like the $1,500+ 100-B.
Compact 100-B Pressing Tool [RIDGID]