Coupling Insert Tool
Need help inserting those 1/2" barbed fittings into the tubing connections? This new insertion and punch tool is just what you need! The tapered T below the handle can be used to hold the barbed fittings (couplers, tees, and elbows) giving you more stability when inserting into the ends of the poly tubing. You can punch holes in your larger poly tubing to insert the small 1/4" barbed fittings to run the micro-tubing from and use it to assist with inserting those small 1/4" fittings and drippers into the poly tubing as well. The large "T" handle design is comfortable and easy to grip.
Tips for inserting the 1/2" barbed fittings:
- The three tapered fitting posts are sized very slightly different, so try to find the best fit for your barbed fitting to slip on easily
- Inserting fittings into the poly tubing is easier when the tubing is slightly warm
- Wiggling the fitting back and forth is still helpful when using the tool just as when using your hand