I just saw these for the first time today at Lowe's:
The advantages I can see over the crimp style are:
- A single tool can work with multiple PEX sizes
- That single tool is cheaper than a single-size crimp tool (~$40 vs ~$80)
- The tool grabs and pinches the raised segment of the clamp, so it doesn't need to wrap around the tube which should make it easier to use in confined spaces
Has anyone used this type of ring for PEX work and have any thoughts on them?