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    bouhgt a new tool today its a cap tube cutter,cuts them nice and clean,doesnt crush it keeps nice and round c.d sells them
    if at first you dont succeed,then skydiving is not for you

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    Wink

    A good set of wire strippers always worked for me. Apply light pressure and a twisting action for abut 8 turns and bend the cap tube a little bit. Snaps pefect every time, no crushing and no burrs because you didnt cut the inner wall it was weakened until it broke clean.

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    now u tell me you owe me 20.00 bucks
    if at first you dont succeed,then skydiving is not for you

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    I have always just used...

    a flat file...a couple of strokes on its edge and bend the cap tube back...you got it beat.
    If every a...... could do this,I wouldn't have a job...

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    the file is ok but its a pain in the ass when you are laying underneath a cooler.i like my new tool.ya get it
    if at first you dont succeed,then skydiving is not for you

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    Did you get the matching set of cap tube swedges to go with that cutter?

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    I've never wanted to cut a cap tube.

    ever.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
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    Re: I've never wanted to cut a cap tube.

    Originally posted by spotts
    ever.
    How do you get the correct length off of the roll of new stuff when changing them?

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    Re: I've never wanted to cut a cap tube.

    Originally posted by spotts
    ever.
    HA!

    Same here.

    Dormann: Does the length matter???????? It's a cheap POS cooler...


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    A very sharp FINE file works wonderfully. However... according to what I was taught in school ...and we worked with a ton of cap tubes there ... a pocket knife works great.

    Then I finish off with a micro reamer made by Dremel. I have two shapes brazed onto a a handle made especially for reaming the insides of very small tubing.

    First reamer is very steep angle. Say fifteen degrees. Quite sharp angle indeed. It will get into very tight areas to clean them out.

    Next reamer is around forty five degrees. Either of them will service tubing sizes up to and including quarter inch copper.
    Then all the way down to cap tube sizes.

    Hey Absordtek, where'd you buy your swedges from? Mine were custom made in Switzerland during the last world war.
    Thier kind of antique .. so I dont use them much anymore ...


    (jus kidding) ... sheesh ... "cap tube swedges" .... what's next? "Automatic Screwdrivers"?




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    GO ahead make fun of me,i try too work as smart as possible not hard,CAPTUBE SWEDGES,come on yinz guys can do better than that.your jealous cause i bouhgt a new tool this week and you guys didnt,
    if at first you dont succeed,then skydiving is not for you

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    Score it real good with a knife, and bend it away snapping it apart, leaves the hole opened up.
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    score nothing,gonna use my new tool.not allowed to carry weapons,go buy one and save your sharp knife for skinning them goats you got in your yard,
    if at first you dont succeed,then skydiving is not for you

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