"Overall a very good product, however when fixing the internal tap I would remove the rubber washer before cutting into the pipe then take it apart and replace the rubber washer. The reason for this is there is a good possibility of threading or cross threading when cutting into the pipe with the rubber washer in place. I can't give it an honest reliability rating as I have just fitted it. I have had to give a rating to post this review, I have given it 4* because I think it will be fine."
"Put this in place and from day one the union between the hose and the internal tap brass adapter has leaked.
I have removed it, checked the rubber washer, added PTFE tape and that stopped the leak between the adapter and the tap - but then the hose to adapter joint continues to leak. The jubilee clip is done as tight as it will go, so my next step will be to pull it off, cut back to a fresh piece of hose, apply some PTFE / or plumbers mait and try a new jubilee clip.
Should not be going through this though. If this does not work I will have to remove the kit and plumb in traditionally - which would render this kit a waste of money.
While I am not using inappropriate language - this probably won't get past moderators!"
"A word of caution to you would be plumbers... whilst this appears to be a cost saving and quick excercise, the result may disappoint. Self cutters are fine for say a washing machine but when higher pressure is needed, say for an outside tap, much better to fork out £50-60 and have a proper job done. The problem is fairly obvious, the cutter only creates a small hole which can be further compromised by the cut 'flap' causing an obstruction. End result in many cases, not enough water pressure at the hose to water a daisy!!!"