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Anyone got some advice or methods that work for you? I havent hardlined in a long time and i recently got some tubing and bought some tools to do my cadillac. I have tried the coat hanger method with some success im gonna start off with some simple lines for now on my returns but I would like to do my whole setup on my new project.
 

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my advise: dont rig cheep flaring tools to do the work of expencive ones
 

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i have a parker tube bender now im looking at getting nice flaring tools i seen a few but dows anyone have recomendations? Most the ones i seen at mcmaster-carr are for soft metals not stainless
 

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its tricky im not a pro but each setup i do i see myself getting better. just dont forget when youre measuring to allow for the bend
 

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did i forget to mention the homie texas gold has every thing one would need to hardline a setup. paypal accepted hit him up :biggrin: :biggrin: ;)
 

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Originally posted by lone star@Oct 11 2006, 06:02 PM~6349968
did i forget to mention the homie texas gold  has every thing one would need to hardline a setup. paypal accepted hit him up  :biggrin:  :biggrin:  ;)
but no tools for sale :(
 
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Originally posted by texasgold@Oct 11 2006, 08:58 PM~6349937
for the .035 yes.....for the .049 no
I use the Rigid 377 for .049 wall ALOT, it works just fine, I have used it for .065 wall 1/2" tubing, once the handle released you have to use a wrench to finish the flare, but it works just fine, you just have to be sure to put some light weight oil on the flaring cone.


Im getting an Imperial 400-F, so I wont have to worry about anything then. Grainger has them for $306, thats a decent price, I have used one before, its worth every penny.
 
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Originally posted by lone star@Oct 11 2006, 08:50 PM~6349884
just dont forget when youre measuring to allow for the bend
what kind of bender do you use?? You should be able to just line up your mark on the 45 (if you are making a 45) or 90 (if you are making a 90) line and it compensates everything for you.



But, if you are using the 0 line.............You will go insane.
 

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Originally posted by TATTOO-76@Oct 12 2006, 07:09 AM~6353273
I use the Rigid 377 for .049 wall ALOT, it works just fine, I have used it for .065 wall 1/2" tubing, once the handle released you have to use a wrench to finish the flare, but it works just fine, you just have to be sure to put some light weight oil on the flaring cone.
Im getting an Imperial 400-F, so I wont have to worry about anything then. Grainger has them for $306, thats a decent price, I have used one before, its worth every penny.
:0 :0 :0 the ridgid 377 goes for under $100 new........... if your word is gold, i may just get one and call it good. im already out $186 on flaring tools that dont work though :(
ANY problems with the tubing pushing threw the bottom? no rigging work needed to do .049 walls?
 

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Originally posted by True-S_Mike@Oct 12 2006, 08:41 AM~6353368
:0  :0  :0  the ridgid 377 goes for under $100 new........... if your word is gold, i may just get one and call it good. im already out $186 on flaring tools that dont work though :(
ANY problems with the tubing pushing threw the bottom? no rigging work needed to do .049 walls?
who sells the rigid flarers??
i'd like to toy with this for a while.....

i think im getting the hang of my bender (finally)..lol
 

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Originally posted by TATTOO-76@Oct 12 2006, 06:09 AM~6353273
I use the Rigid 377 for .049 wall ALOT, it works just fine, I have used it for .065 wall 1/2" tubing, once the handle released you have to use a wrench to finish the flare, but it works just fine, you just have to be sure to put some light weight oil on the flaring cone.
Im getting an Imperial 400-F, so I wont have to worry about anything then. Grainger has them for $306, thats a decent price, I have used one before, its worth every penny.
i was just going by manaufacter specs, but i dont have first hand experince with the tool. If it works it works, and it will save people alot of money. :)

http://www.ridgid.com/catalog/RT2004-076.pdf


"All flaring tools listed are
recommended for soft
materials such as aluminum
and soft copper. No.
454W, No. 455 and No. 375
will also flare steel, stainless
steel, hard copper and
brass. No. 458R, No. 458MM
and No. 377 will flare steel,
stainless steel, hard
copper, and brass thru wall
thickness of .035 inches." <-------------------
 

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Originally posted by lone star@Oct 12 2006, 06:13 AM~6353434
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he has tubing but he doesnt sell tools
 

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Originally posted by Mr Impala@Oct 12 2006, 09:17 AM~6354048
he has tubing but he doesnt sell tools
no profit in it :happysad:
 

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whats the best tool out there ???
 

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what about this one?
 
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