I bought the Hilmor oribital flaring tool a few months ago, and it has been working pretty good so far. Just curious if anyone else out there had one, and what they thought of it.
So far from using the Hilmor orbital flaring tool, I can say the following:
- Built-in tube stop
- Produces nice quality flares
- Built-in clutch
- Cost more than my previous flaring tool (Rigid 345)
- Not Made in USA (Rigid was Made in USA, hilmor is not)
- Only had for a couple months, so I can't speak for long-term durability
Here are some pictures of it being used.
The flaring bar is spring loaded like a clothespin.
The flaring bar has a built-in tube stop. It slides over so when you slide the tube in, it stops flush with the top of the bar.
It makes a smooth quality flare.