"These pushfit fittings are great for anyone attempting small plumbing jobs, ie replacing a bath or repairing pipework. Much more solid than its plastic rival, measure, cut, and fit, its that simple. If your a competent diyer then you can save money buying soldered fittings but these pushfit fittings are so hassle free I think its worth the extra. whatever way it will work out cheaper than a plumber!"
"These are great fittings, although the price has gone up alot and i would not recomend them for plastic pipe. To remove the fittings you need a tool and this is fine on copper but when removing plastic i have found that the pipe insert gets stuck and cannot be removed without damaging the valve"
"I found these horrible to fit to my existing pipework. I don't consider myself weak for a female yet I didn't have the strength to push these fittings home properly, even on beautifully cleaned and prepared pipe. In the end I had to thwack them pretty hard with my adjustable spanner to achieve a leak free fit. Having recently installed a couple of compression fittings and a JG Speedfit I can say that this pushfit is EASILY the least fun I've had with plumbing lately.
That said, once I finally got them on, they do appear to be sound so I won't give them the lowest marks. And obviously they have advantages where space is limited for wielding tools...but it's Speedfit from now on for me!"