Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Ridgid Close Quarters ASTM F1807 PEX Crimp Tools

Ridgid Close Quarters ASTM F1807 PEX Crimp Tools

Last week Ridgid released a new series of PEX crimpers. The Ridgid Close Quarters ASTM F1807 PEX Crimp Tools (model #43853 and #43858) have  handle openings that are roughly 70% smaller than standard PEX crimp tools. The idea is that contractors will be able to maneuver the tool into tight spaces—a situation that is not uncommon in residential and small commercial plumbing jobs. The tool is available in both ½” (43853) and ¾” (43858) sizes, so they’re perfect for both potable water and radiant heating applications. The tools feature glass-filled polycarbonate E3 handles (which on other tools we’ve found to be both strong and grippy). They also feature a handy built-in “Go/No-Go” gauge that folds right into the handle. An adjustable lock screw mean you can also easily calibrate the crimpers when needed.

Ridgid Close Quarters ASTM F1807 PEX Crimp Tools Features

These are made for use with ASTM F1807 copper crimp ring PEX tubing connections, and you can find them at just about any Ridgid dealer in the US or Canada. As you’d expect, they come with the Ridgid Lifetime Warranty against Material Defects and Workmanship.

The Ridgid Close Quarters PEX Crimp Tools are a nice addition to an already decent PEX crimping line-up. Ridgid’s current crimpers handle ASTM F1807 PEX from ½” – 1″ sizes and they also have battery-operated Press Tools with PEX jaws that will tackle ½” – 1-¼” connections.

Pricing hasn’t been determined, but for reference, the standard PEX crimpers go for around $132 each.

If you need more info check out the Ridgid website or call 1-800-769-7743.

Related articles

Klein Stand-Up Zipper Bags Review

Klein Tools recently released their Tradesman Pro Wide-Open Tool Bag, which included the notable features of having a large, stay-open top and a whole lot of pockets. Space and organization might not be huge concerns with this bag. But, if you find you’d still like some additional storage, Klein has also released some new supplementary solutions. […]

Ryobi 40V 10-Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum Review

The Ryobi 40V 10-Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleans the Mess Without the Stress Over the last two years, we’ve seen some awesome Ryobi tools make their debut on both the 18V ONE+ and 40V platforms. We’re particularly happy to see the Ryobi RY40WD01 40V 10-gallon wet/dry vacuum, which promises a significant bump in power over previous […]

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x