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Old 12-08-2019, 09:07 PM   #1
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I was thinking of buying one of these as a backup to my Milwaukee press tool, you know, just in case it breaks right in the middle of a job and it's 5 pm on a Friday and you only have one more press joint to go...


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D177WRC...v_ov_lig_dp_it


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Here's another I seen on Amazon


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VFGRW25...v_ov_lig_dp_it


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Cheap alternatives to buying another Milwaukee M12 press bare tool at $1300
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:14 PM   #2
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If you want a solution for an emergency where propress breaks then why not just get a hand full of sweat fittings and call it good? I'm sure you carry a torch and solder kit.

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Old 12-08-2019, 09:25 PM   #3
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Well yes of course I do, I have couple of torches, plenty of flux, solder (both 95/5 and 50/50) fire extinguisher, water bottles, a huge assortment of copper sweat fittings from 1/4" up to 2" as well as 35 years of soldering experience, but why not have a backup for press as well?
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I'm sure that will come in handy at some point for sure... we did a few risers with the hand expansion tool...

Told the boss that if he doesnt buy the powered tool will never be doing a riser again... it was on the desk the next day still have it for back up
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:16 PM   #5
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I just recently bought this made in China Uponor pex expander tool off ebay


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https://www.ebay.com/itm/142697277045


It works, just as good as the actual Uponor made tool, at less than half the cost, and a lot less than buying another Milwaukee Uponor tool at $400
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I've seen that tool at the only Lowe's in my area that sells press fittings. I've never used one but it looks like you'd need a lot of space to operate that tool.
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I have backup tools for all the tools including specialized tools for the reason of being in the middle of a job and a tool goes down, ill just throw the extra onto the truck depending what im doing that day....
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I have backup tools for all the tools including specialized tools for the reason of being in the middle of a job and a tool goes down, ill just throw the extra onto the truck depending what im doing that day....





I was with a guy and the propress tool stopped working. Some of the propress fittings we were sent with we didn't have in sweat on the vans. So we took out the orings, used brake cleaner on them, and soldered them.


I decided to make a duplicate hand tools bag a couple months ago.



It was a friday, half hour before quittin time and I am 50 mins from the shop, great. I am packing up and the shop calls, I have to hit one more. Literally our wealthiest customer, we do a ton of work for them, like many houses on the estate and recently a restaurant. Well this dingleberry forgot his tool bag at the last house so I show up to money bags house without my hand tools. Luckily it was just a clogged lav sink and I had a spare pair of channellocks in my wrench box.


I use a 16" bostitch toolbag. $23 at wally world and it will hold a couple 18's if need be. I keep a pair of 460s in the bottom now though. I always keep a spare of this bag in case it rips. So now I just keep the spare full of tools. Each bag lasts me like 18 months.








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dingleberry and money bags, now those are hilarious words!
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dingleberry and money bags, now those are hilarious words!



Dingleberry is what you call the pieces of turd stuck in the fur on an animals bumbum.


It's also a term for a person who does something really consequential because they are a space cadet.








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