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    Bionic wrench anyone?

    Saw these today at Costco for $20, and just had to have them. I think they will be quite handy when working on copper tubing. The Bionic Grip works on 1/4-9/16 OD tubing or nuts, and the Bionic Wrench works on any nut or tubing between the same sizes. Haven't gotten to play with them much, but I'm thinking they might come in handy getting tubing back into round if you accidentally kink it a little bit.




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    I came across those online today and was wondering how well they might work...let me know

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    Use a flaring bar to reround your tubing that gets kinked.

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    other than a bike tire or something with a lot of space I don't know about that

    I've seen them for a while but have resisted

    Some other cool looking stuff at their site that I can't talk myself into

    http://loggerheadtools.com/
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    I picked up one a month ago, I used it ones or twice and came to the conclusion they work better on TV. If you want some wrenches, I suggest a good set of box wrenches for nuts and bolts and a Ridgid pipe wrench for pipes

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    Quote Originally Posted by corny View Post
    Use a flaring bar to reround your tubing that gets kinked.
    This is a great tip for those minor kinks in copper tubing

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    The best tools to use on flare nuts are "Flare Nut Wrenches". Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerfixer View Post
    The best tools to use on flare nuts are "Flare Nut Wrenches". Period.
    Ditto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnerfixer View Post
    The best tools to use on flare nuts are "Flare Nut Wrenches". Period.
    I like to use a box end wrench on my flare fittings... getting them off can be tricky though.
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

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    Quote Originally Posted by amickracing View Post
    I like to use a box end wrench on my flare fittings... getting them off can be tricky though.

    Imperial Eastman makes a Kwik Tite Wrench that is a box end wrench that ratchets on tubing. Remembered having a set in a CTK in the Air Force.


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    Thumbs up

    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Yep it's hard for the Kwik Tite to slip off the flare nut.
    Aircraft Mechanical Accessories Technician. The Air Force changed the job title to Air Craft Environmental Systems Technician. But I've decided I'll always be a Mech Acc.

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