For you DIY’ers out there who work on your own plumbing fixtures–including sinks, faucets, toilets, etc. , here’s a tool tip. My go-to tool for installations is the Ridgid Faucet & Sink Installer.
I’ve had mine for many years, but I see that Ace Hardware carries a redesigned new model available for less than $25, which which is a solid investment if you do this work often. I have no desire to install any faucets without it. Its long, slim designed makes it great for working in close quarters inside cabinets.To sum it up in a nutshell, this single multi-tool includes all the wrench fittings you’ll need to get a faucet pulled and replaced. But that’s not all: It can be used as a vertically oriented tool for a vertically oriented job, meaning it twists lengthwise like a drill bit to fasten nuts, so you don’t have the handle of a crescent wrench extending horizontally beneath the sink (which gets in the way of the water lines and gets obstructed by the back of the cabinet, etc.). In fact, the Ridgid Faucet Tool is hollow with a channel running down its body, so faucet hoses can run though the rotating tool with no tangles or interference. Highly recommended!
Note that this is my personal opinion, and this post is not sponsored by Ridgid (although it oughtta be).