Pex Wirsbo uponor tool

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  1. hydroflow

    hydroflow Professional Plumber

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    I am about to buy a Wirsbo expanding tool (manual). I met the local distributor and he is trying to sell me the auto rotating head. Has anyone used this rotating adapter and if so is it worth the additional $150 or so?

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    Hydro Flow
     
  2. seaofnames

    seaofnames DIY Senior Member

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    No. Just spend the extra few seconds spinning it yourself. Unless you are doing a ton of work with this tool, its not worth it.
     
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  4. Basement_Lurker

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    The self rotating heads are really only worth considering if you are buying a powered expander.
     
  5. hydroflow

    hydroflow Professional Plumber

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    Thanks guy's. talked to the local distribution rep. He confirmed your opinions. Said the rotating head was not reliable. Spring loaded mechanism works perfectly until you put it in a tube then the spring is not strong enough to turn it.:)
     
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