I've been living in my current house for almost a year now, it was built in 1955, so there is a lot of work to be done.
During the pre-purchase inspection I was told that a saddle valve in the basement would inevitably pop open and leak and that we should get rid of it as soon as possible. Now might be a good time as I have other plumbing work planned.
Here is a picture of the saddle valve:
I have soldering equipment in the house, but have never done any soldering other than for electronic components. I don't really want to set the house on fire, so I was thinking maybe of using a sharkbite, there is a sharkbite already used on the same pipe further down:
I have an angle grinder which is probably fine for cutting the pipe once the saddle valve is removed.
Is sharkbite the way to go? Should they be used sparingly?