TYPES AND USES
Tube cutters have a cutting blade (1), guide rollers (2),
and an adjusting screw (3). Some cutters have a ream-
ing blade attached to the frame of the cutter. Tube
cutters can cut from 1/8 inch through 2-5/8 inches tub-
ing. They can cut copper, aluminum, or brass tubing.
Flaring tools are of two basic types, single and double.
They are used to put flares in soft tubing. The single
flaring tool consists of a split die block, a locking clamp
with compressor screw and a cone which forms a 45
degree flare on the end of the tube. The screw has a
T-handle. The die block is constructed to be used on the
following outside diameter tubing: 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 5/16,
3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 5/8, and 3/4 inch.
The double flaring tool consists of a split die block, a
locking clamp with compressor screw, adapters for
turning tube edge, and a cone which forms a 45 degree
flare on the end of the tube. The screw has a T-handle.
USING A FLARING TOOL
Loosen die block clamp screws (1), and open die
Insert tubing to be flared (3) into die block clamp.
block clamp (2).