|Faceted, hard chrome finished cone rolls out perfect flares above die block, then automatically burnishes flare face. Slip-on yoke permits use in tight quarters. Heat treated dies grip tubing without scoring. Flares and burnishes: 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 1/2" and 5/8" O.D. tubing. Wt. 1-1/2 lbs. Works on some Stainless Steel Tubing but not warranteed for Stainless.|
worked nicely on 3003 0 soft tubing, which easily forms a curve without a tube bender
I bought this primarily for aluminum lines, and it works great and produces beautiful flares. However, its a little rich given its material capability limitations. If I had to spend that much again, Id skip this and for $10-15 more, get the Ridgid 41162 Model 377 which can handle up to 0.035 wall stainless steel and cover all my needs with one tool.
I bought this because itI says the dies do not score. Not the case with my 3003 AL 1/4 tubing. It leaves concentric rings embossed in the tubing where the dies clamp the tubing in place. Same as my cheap summit racing tool!