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  1. #1
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    Swager Recommendation

    What type of swager do you use or which one do you recommend?

  2. #2
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    I use the CBI CT300 chinese knock-off hydraulic expander. It works great. I use it on almost every install. It was over $100 cheaper than the lever action yellow jacket a couple of years ago. I see that yellow jacket has a new hydraulic expander now. It looks almost exactly like the CBI.

    It may have a blow out some day and become useless. Time will tell.

  3. #3
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    I also use the CT300 knock-off, can not complain when the cost was only a Hundie.

  4. #4
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    i use only manual ones..... pound with the hammer... i hate the squezze ones....

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by carmon View Post
    i use only manual ones..... pound with the hammer... i hate the squezze ones....
    Why is that so you don't have to go to the gym ?

  6. #6
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    nope its cause i am old .......

  7. #7
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    I use the CBI CT 100. Lever action. One of my favorite tools. Never swage w/hammer again.

  8. #8
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    I use the Mastercool 71700

  9. #9
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    Hydra-swage 71600 made by Mastercool. I also do a lot by hand because I'm old and I like the sound it makes when hammering Do you guys have a problem with copper pipe splitting esp new stuff with the hydrolic swage? If I go real slow it doesn't happen as often.
    Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different outcome!

  10. #10
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    Iused one of my guys fancy thing..... split the pipe... never touched one again... hammer for me..

  11. #11
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  12. #12
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    I just bought the yellow jacket model # 60407, have used it a few times,it tends to split the copper near the edges,maybe I'll try to squeeze slower.the thing was 350 bucks at aireco.I would hate to have wasted my money.

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    nylog... what the heck does that do....

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