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ok, im lookin at 2 diffent tools with 2 way diffent prices.

imperial #400-f
ridgid #377

i need to know if the ridgid will flare stainless steel without pushing it out the bottom. i can not find any info on this tool!!!! one on ebay says it will, but i was recently fucked over on ebay threw descriptions, so im not trusting that.
if you can find the onfo i need on the ridgid please reply, or post if you know for a fact
 

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Originally posted by True-S_Mike@Oct 9 2006, 07:54 PM~6336624
ok, im lookin at 2 diffent tools with 2 way diffent prices.

imperial #400-f
ridgid #377

i need to know if the ridgid will flare stainless steel without pushing it out the bottom. i can not find any info on this tool!!!! one on ebay says it will, but i was recently fucked over on ebay threw descriptions, so im not trusting that.
if you can find the onfo i need on the ridgid please reply, or post if you know for a fact


it will not work for the 1/2 .049 you have
 

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thank you, i could not find any info on wall thickness, just " stainless steel " thank you.


well looks like my only option is dishin out $$$ for the imperal
 

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Originally posted by True-S_Mike@Oct 9 2006, 08:14 PM~6336706
thank you, i could not find any info on wall thickness, just " stainless steel " thank you.
well looks like my only option is dishin out $$$ for the imperal
hold off on that....i found some info on that as well


look at the page and then you can look at other products on the top of the page in the Red bar.



http://www.imperial-tools.com/tools/flarin...ngtools_05.html
 

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Originally posted by True-S_Mike@Oct 9 2006, 06:54 PM~6336624
ok, im lookin at 2 diffent tools with 2 way diffent prices.

imperial #400-f
ridgid #377

i need to know if the ridgid will flare stainless steel without pushing it out the bottom. i can not find any info on this tool!!!! one on ebay says it will, but i was recently fucked over on ebay threw descriptions, so im not trusting that.
if you can find the onfo i need on the ridgid please reply, or post if you know for a fact

texas gold is one homie that you can trust, dude knows his shit with hardlines...
 

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does anyone know what flaring & bender tool to use with the thicker .049 steel tubing?
 

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Originally posted by DirtySanchez@Oct 9 2006, 09:07 PM~6337127
does anyone know what flaring & bender tool to use with the thicker .049 steel tubing?
look at the links posted
 

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I sell the Imperial 400 F for $350. It will flare a beautiful 37degree on stainless steel up to 1/2" with a .065 thickness. I use it a bunch and it is so smooth.
 

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Originally posted by Nacho Individuals LA@Oct 9 2006, 07:57 PM~6337086
texas gold is one homie that you can trust, dude knows his shit with hardlines...
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hey mike i suggest maybe going with compression fittings unless u really plan to do more setups in the future. spending that much money on a flare tool for it to sit on the shelf most of its life......compression fittings are very easy to work with u just bend the line, stick the tube in the fitting and tighten down, thats it. done deal. and i havent had a problem with ANY leaks.
 

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Originally posted by lone star@Oct 10 2006, 08:53 PM~6342437
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hey mike i suggest maybe going with compression fittings unless u really plan to do more setups in the future. spending that much money on a flare tool for it to sit on the shelf most of its life......compression fittings are very easy to work with u just bend the line, stick the tube in the fitting and tighten down, thats it. done deal. and i havent had a problem with ANY leaks.
I concur.




that is all.
 

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Originally posted by The Scientist@Oct 10 2006, 07:31 PM~6342295
I sell the Imperial 400 F for $350.  It will flare a beautiful 37degree on stainless steel up to 1/2" with a .065 thickness.  I use it a bunch and it is so smooth.
good price, but i found them online for $326 shipped new. im looking for a used one to be even cheeper.



Lonestar, i really want my own flaring tool, all this hardline and benders, cutter, sleeves and nuts, and deburrers i just as well call it done by gettin myself a flaring tool.
i bought a 400-f off ebay BUT the seller sent me a MONSTER ass flaring tool ( 3/4-1-1/2 i think ) and was a total dick about everything so im stuck with it :angry: :angry: :angry:

besides, the fittings are the same price as me payin a local greedy fucker to flare my ends for me. i plan on doin other hardlines, not just mine, not just once :biggrin:
stop fuckin around and sale me your 64! :angry:
 

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Originally posted by OneStopCustoms@Oct 13 2006, 09:21 PM~6365472
texasgold and lonestar...

what flaring tool do you guys use personally and what size tubing do you guys usually use for regular cruising hardlines or competition hardlines...
i use compression fitting, and have done 3/8 lines, but next time around i'll be going with 1/2 lines, just to change thing up :biggrin:
 

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Originally posted by OneStopCustoms@Oct 13 2006, 08:21 PM~6365472
texasgold and lonestar...

what flaring tool do you guys use personally and what size tubing do you guys usually use for regular cruising hardlines or competition hardlines...
i have never flared a setup. i always use the compression fittings. everything i (we) done so far is 3/8. im still a rookie you are the pro ;)
 

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Originally posted by lone star@Oct 10 2006, 06:53 PM~6342437
:cool:

hey mike i suggest maybe going with compression fittings unless u really plan to do more setups in the future. spending that much money on a flare tool for it to sit on the shelf most of its life......compression fittings are very easy to work with u just bend the line, stick the tube in the fitting and tighten down, thats it. done deal. and i havent had a problem with ANY leaks.
Can I see those fittings I never seen those on hardlines please post pics if you can inquiring minds want to know ;)
 

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Originally posted by Big Baller 82cutty@Oct 14 2006, 09:03 PM~6369848
Can I see those fittings I never seen those on hardlines please post pics if you can inquiring minds want to know ;)


hope this helps
 
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Compression fittings are rated for more pressure than the hardline, so they are a good choice.


Here is a reply I made about the 377, in another topic. It takes some extra work, but it does work on thicker tubing, I look at it like this, all the pump motors we use are rated at 12 volts, yes we NEVER use just 12 volts. The same principle can apply to other things as well.

dont get me wrong, the handle will release once a certain amount of pressure is applied, but there is a piece that has wrench flats on it, so then you can finish turning it with a wrench and actually get a nice flare.

BUT, in all reality, if you had alot of flaring to do in thick tubing, I wouldnt do it, something is going to wear out early sooner or later.

but, for 8 flares on a setup, I wouldnt worry, thats about how many I did in one night with it, and its still perfect, I just used some light oil each time to make sure the flaring cone didnt bind.
 
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