/ Brake line flaring tool? #41
Super Star Member
- Mar 4, 2009
Using a cut off wheel on a angle grinder etc. CAN leave metal shards inside the tube...these can possibly cause damage to seals and other components etc...
I've flared SS, steel, copper and other assorted tubings over the years, most of mine was either brake lines which were not as demanding as SS instrumentation tubing lines.That has never happened to me in 65 years, but then I use quality tubing.
Yep. I don't know how many 316 stainless instrumentation and hydraulic lines I've cut and swaged over the years but I've always used a tubing cutter with wide rollers and never had a split. In fact, think my old Swagelok cutter is the best, where the cutting wheel is stationary and the rollers rotate. I also have a set of Imperial hand tubing benders from 3/16" to 3/4". I've used those cutting blocks before but they're kind of inconvenient and better suited for production cutting, imo.I've flared SS, steel, copper and other assorted tubings over the years, most of mine was either brake lines which were not as demanding as SS instrumentation tubing lines.
I've have had and have seen numerous flares that have split most of those were cut with a tubing cutter.
At one time Swagelock even had cutting blocks for cutting tubing with fine tooth hacksaws.