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The pipes for Plumbing are usually made of hard copper, so, to get a faster result and a smooth swage making, heating up the pipe with a torch will ease the process, mainly in the case of pipes from 5/8″ pipes and up.
The answer is no… and yes. The Flaring SPIN Tools delivers a ~40º flare, that will take its final shape, reaching from 36° up to 47°, once it is “sandwiched” between the valve and the nut, with the help of a wrench. Better, not only the angle will provide a better sealing, due the perfect
The percursive blows of the impact mode will not provide the necessary friction to elevate the temperature and recrystallize the copper. Also, there are several colateral effects, such as uneven abrasion, bumps, peeling off and sooting production, and irregular flares or swages, when the impact mode or hammer mode is used along with the SPIN
No. Since the Impact Mode will cause several issues to Flares and Swages made with Spin Tools, due its concussive work, it’s not recommended to use Spin Tools along with Impact Drivers. Power tools which have two operation modes (rotary/impact) must be used in the rotary mode only. Early studies demonstrated that 1/4″ hexagonal shanks,
Please check whether one or both situation below is occurring: Incorrect alignment between the tool and the tube; Tube wall thickness different from the recommended for the SPIN Flaring tools. The Flaring Spin tools are designed to work with copper tubing 1/4’’, 3/8”” and 1/2’’ with wall thickness of up to 0.8mm, and up to
Yes, the SPIN Tools do not alter significantly the thickness of the tube wall so as long as the tubing has the standard specifications for high pressure fluids, nothing changes. Please refer to this question for more details on tube wall thickness.
The Flaring Spin Tool creates the exact area of contact between the nut and the valve (or other accessories), because it will be able to adapt itself perfectly to the flare nut once it is wrenched on its place. The copper’s ductibility is preserved by the SPIN Method, so when the flare nut is wrenched tight,
Usually 5-7 seconds are sufficient for tubes up to 5/8″, though it might take longer for tubes above this diameter. There is no problem if it takes more than 10 seconds, however it is important for a perfect execution of the flare or expansion that we ensure to push the SPIN Tool inside the tube
Usually 12V equipment does not have the minimum required power which is 500 Watts, and/or the minimum speed of 1,800 rpm. The key for getting the best out from the SPIN Tools are matching its benefits with good rates of both rotation speed and power. If you do otherwise and use the SPIN Tools along
No, there’s no need of clamps or holders, as long as you keep the tube stable enough to apply the tools. A firm grip normally suffices, however if you have a very powerful drill, it may not be enough. In those cases, for short-lenght tubes, we do recommend to make the swage before cutting the