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Do you have any tips or instructions for flaring tubing for part #648487?

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Do you have any tips or instructions for flaring tubing for part #648487?

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Hello Frank,
Let’s make sure what you’re doing here is (as this model is designed for flaring “copper” tubing, not steel tubing) used in many applications in autos. Cars have steel tubing in areas such as fuel lines and brake lines but require a different type of flare. You'll need to cut copper tubing carefully and as square as possible. Tubing cutters are available at auto parts stores and hardware stores and, most cutters contain a pull out blade designed for cleaning the inside of cut tubing to rid it of burrs left by the cutting blade. After cleaning, you’re ready for the flaring operation. Determine which size hole will hold the tubing during flaring and place the cut end into the proper size opening (even with the outside of the holding bar) and tighten the wing nuts to contain the tube during flaring. Apply the flaring tool to the flaring die and screw it down so the flare is complete. After the tube is flared, undo the wing nut to release the tube and you’re finished. Good luck.

Thanks for asking,

Carl



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