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DIG Barb Insertion Tool .250" - .270" | 16-066

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DIG 16-066 Gun-Type Insertion Tool for .250-.270 OD Micro Tubing

DIG's three-in-one drip tubing cutter, hole punch and insertion tool incorporates a number of features to simplify the installation and maintenance of drip irrigation systems for home gardeners and professional landscapers. This one handy tool can do it all. The three main features of the tool are a tubing cutter, a 3-mm hole punch and the dripper/barb holders that allow for easy insertion of 1/4" barbs or drippers into 1/2" or 1/4" tubing.

  • Easy grip handle constructed of durable plastic and non-corrosive materials
  • Easy to maintain poly hose cutter
  • Can be used as tubing cutter, hole punch or as insertion tool
  • Replaceable blade
  • Notch at the top allows removal of emitters from the drip tubing
  • Cuts tubing up to .940" OD
  • Constructed of UV-resistant, high-impact plastic
Drip Punch Tool
Product Type:
Drip Punch Tool
4.8 / 5.0
5 Reviews
5 Stars
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1 Star
Tool Name Is Misleading
The tool is intended to insert barbed connectors into tubing, not punch holes in tubing, which is what I think the name "DIG Drip Punch Tool" suggests to me. I'd recommend another name to more clearly identify its function.

Nomenclature aside, the tool is handy. It inserts barbed connectors and the barbed end of emitters into 0.25" tubing. It saves a lot of wear and tear on my finger tips.

Since there are no instructions, I've experimented with using it on different types of connector and have been able to use it with most.

I have not figured out how to use it to insert tubing onto both ends of straight connectors -- one end only appears to be the limit because the tubing already on one end of the connector won't allow the connector to be flipped to install tubing into the other end. This is a pretty common situation; hence, the four star rating.
May 28, 2019
1 year ago
Easy to use
I received this recently. It works very well while inserting either a barb for connecting two tubes or a barb to close off the system. However it will not put the same barb to connect in the other tube. Regardless, I would get it to make at least half the job easier.
April 28, 2020
5 months ago
Wonderful tool
After much searching, I found SprinklerWarehouse, and their wonderful products. Their Insertion tool was a God send. It is amazing how much easier a job goes when you have the correct tools. Highly recommended, both the implement and the company. 10 star rating!!!
June 27, 2018
over 2 years ago
great tool
great tool. easy to use, saves tons of time, locks in dripper all the way every time, but only one side, would be nice to do the other side, waiting for that tool
August 29, 2020
1 month ago
Glad I bought it!!
using this product really saves your fingers. You can get a lot more done in less time.
April 20, 2016
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Why did you choose this?
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Should fit the need for a current landscaping project.
T O on Nov 25, 2018
Unique tool
H A on May 11, 2017
Should fit the need for a current landscaping project.
T O on Nov 25, 2018
I think it might help with installation. I am not sure yet, but thought it was worth a try.
W Y on Jun 5, 2018
Unique tool
H A on May 11, 2017
I think it might help with installation. I am not sure yet, but thought it was worth a try.
W Y on Jun 5, 2018
can this tool insert "T's" into 1/4" tubing?
Do you have to use Dig brand barbed fittings?
A shopper on Jan 30, 2013
I am looking for a tool that I could use to install the emitter into the 1/4 tube. Is this the right tool?
carmelita d on Oct 14, 2012
BEST ANSWER: No, the drip buttons or flags must still be manually installed, but putting them in is the easy part. this tool inserts the barbed fittings that you use to attach the 1/4 inch line to the 1/2 inch main drip line, which is the hard thing to insert.
What does this tool do?
Can it be used for iserting goof plugs?
darrell j on Oct 2, 2012
BEST ANSWER: it inserts barbed fittings into micro-tubing. This tool is a "must have" for drip irrigation work. It wouldn't insert goof plugs or anything else into 1/2 inch lines,
What is this tool used for? (DIG 16-066 Gun-Type Insertion tool for .250-.270 OD Micro Tubing) Does it insert barbed fittings into flexible .25 inch pvc tubing?
Richard M on Jul 22, 2012
Can barved tees be insta;;ed using tis tool?
A shopper on May 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This tool can be used to install up to two (2) barbs on a barbed T (3- barb T or 4-barb cross). Those 2 barbs would be barbs that are not opposite each other. It inserts a barb very easily.
Is there a video of how this works?
Leslie B on Jun 2, 2013
BEST ANSWER: None that I know of - I looked on You Tube - searched on Dig Corp. - and Al-Magor (the Israeli company that makes these tools)
The tool is pretty intuitive - one side for the tubing - the other for the emitter - squeeze to push the two together
Can this toool be used to insert goof plugs to main 1" line?
Maggie J on May 13, 2012
BEST ANSWER: i doubt it. it clamps onto the 1/4" pipe (the blue head) and shoves the 1/4" barb into it.
I bought a Dig Insertion tool 16-066 for micro tubing, but it has no instructions. Can you please let me know how to use it?
M M on Jul 24, 2015