Best way to remove PEX stainless steel cinch style crimp ring?

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  1. walkman

    walkman New Member

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    It looks like the removal tool that sharkbyte and others make is not made for cutting stainless. I've been using a dremel and then scoring the pex with a boxcutter until I can get the fitting off without damage, but it seems like there should be a better way.
     
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    That or a small hacksaw are the about the only ways.
     
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  4. mikeplummer

    mikeplummer Plumber

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    Lyncar makes a tool to "break" these clamps
     
  5. walkman

    walkman New Member

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    I can't find anything about Lyncar via google.
     
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