Operates on same principle as Imperial #507-FA but flares 1/8" (primer line) and 3/4" tubing as well. Size: 4"W x 4"D x 8"H. Wt. 2-1/2 lbs. Excellent tool for bench - not for close-quarter work. Not for use on Stainless Steel Tubing.
Can be used with the following tubing sizes: 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 5/8, & 3/4.
1. Measure twice, cut once. Aluminum tubes will not magically grow back like a lizzard's tail.
2. Read the tool's instructions. ALWAYS clean and lubricate cone and holding clamps after each flare.
3. Practice flaring on scrap aluminum tubing. Then practice some more. And again.
4. Do not overtighten the butterfly-type nut. Thumb-and-index slight pressure is all that is required. Probably even less. Practice some more to see the different outcomes with different clamping pressure. If you overtighten this nut and screw, you will end up with an unperfect, out-of-round flare at the neck. If you undertighten it, the flaring cone will push the aluminum tube down the clamps (specially if you lubricated it forehand).
5. Happy flaring!
What sizes of tubing will this tool flair?
Part number 12-01075 can be used with the following tubing sizes: 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 5/8, & 3/4.