Personally I do not see the advantage of a right angle head.
My YJ hydraulic iss just as easy to use with my right or left hand.
Up to now I have had no trouble getting into tight spots.
The fact Hilmor does not go to 1 5/8 (have to buy bigger heads) is not appealing.
The fit and finish on Hilmor is better, but I don't buy mechanical tools for aesthetic reasons. I am a little unsure of Hilmor after the price increases. It's not like they had a deeply rooted presence and had earned themselves a reputation here yet.
Are you talking about the reverse angle adapter????
Originally Posted by hvac5646
Has nothing to do with right hand, or left hand!
Maybe you were just pulling our chain!
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Talking about what the Hilmor Rep said in the video.
Originally Posted by kamersoutdoor
Ok, checked the Hilmor website about this product again tonight.
It now lists that it will swage pipe as large as 1-5/8" diameter. The kit only has sizes up to 7/8 but the larger size heads are sold separately.
I'm glad they finally got this listed correctly.
The price of the swage tool went up also. Not one sold and already raising prices.
I just bought one of the Hilmor Swaging Kits at Johnstone yesterday. Wont release from the tubing after expanding. I have to unscrew the die from the body. Plus the Chrome plating on the Hydraulic body is already starting to bubble. Going back tomorrow.
That's not surprising.
Originally Posted by FillthyMonkey
I have never been more disappointed in a tool manufacturer than I am with Hilmor.
I was really excited when their advertising campaign came out "Retool and Conquer".
But once the product hit the market combined with their lack of customer service, it didn't take long for the excitement to turn to disappointment.
I was looking forward to some of their stuff too, especially after getting some hands on with them at the AHR Expo.
Originally Posted by Brent Ridley
I guess it shouldn't come as any great surprise, the same parent company that owns Hilmor also owns the Lennox and Irwin tool brands, so they already have a solid track record for acquiring and ruining previously respected brands by delivering 2nd rate products.
If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.
I bought the orbital flaring tool today and it was the best I have used. Lets hope it stands the test of time.
One of our techs has their digital gauges. Less than a month old and the high side of the manifold when opened will not allow any pressure to go through. I told him to send it back and try the smans. (they said if he did not like them he could bring them back and switch)
Also another one has there 10 in 1 and the metal piece inside the handle. pulls out when you try to flip the shaft around. Same with the 1/4 to 5/16 nut driver i got 2 weeks ago the inset pulls out with the shaft.
I wonder If/When Milwaukee will make those copper swage heads for there ProPex Expander, The Heads and Expander part Look damn near identical in design to me....