I picked up a Sharkbite quarter turn angle valve yesterday to use as a temporary stop while I do some plumbing rework. Do I need the special tool (or can I improvise) to remove it for reinstallation as I progress through the rework?
The reason I asked is that there are two types one just a half circle of plastic which I could easily make out of wood or plywood, the other is a metal squeeze grip device with two half circles and costs as much as the fitting.The special tool, to release the fitting, is only a few bucks. I wouldn't risk damaging the fitting just to save a few bucks. A leak could cost you thousands.