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All cleaning procedures required by manufacturers should be followed, regardless the method or tool you are using.
The Swaging Spin Tools are ready to make flares and swages in tubes with wall thickness between 0.8mm and 1mm. The Flaring Spin Tools are designed to work with copper tubing of 1/4’’, 3/8”” and 1/2’’ with wall thickness of up to 0.8mm, and up to 1.0mm for the 7/8’’ tubing diameters. We wish to
Any tube that has its diameter increased by expanding, with any kind of tools, will suffer a stretching of the material, affecting directly the thickness of the wall. It has less to do with the minimal abrasion caused by the contact of the tool against the tubing wall than to a normal stretching caused by
Using a deburring tool before making the flare with the SPIN Tools is totally optional. This step is usually adopted to prevent cracks that may occur when using the conventional tools, which shape the tube by cold working the metal. The Spin tools, however, shape the tube by hot working, through the heat generated by
Soot or even small metal shavings may occur during the use of both conventional tools and SPIN tools, due: The way the copper tube is cut; The quality of the alloy used in the tubing manufacturing; The sharpness of the tube cutter; The use of a deburring tool after the cut, etc. Therefore, what is
Is not a requirement, however, we do recommend to lube the tool with oil (the same oil you will use in the compressor will do) before doing the flare/or swage, so the SPIN tool will cause less abrasion in the aluminum tube’s wall.
In HVAC, it’s not usual to make flares in hard copper, so the flaring SPIN tool wasn’t designed to make them on hard copper.