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    What type of flaring tool is best for Mini splits

    I have been installing more and more mini splits this year. I have been putting a drop of clean vacuum pump oil on all my flares. What type of deburring tool do you guys use? Also what is the best flaring tool? I'm just trying to install leak free Mini splits.

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    Have you checked out the spin-flair - goes into a drill don't need to deburring. Thinking yellow jacket is making simular spin-flair like tools. For deburring have you tried a unibit. Its tapered cone drills diferant size holes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior1983 View Post
    I have been installing more and more mini splits this year. I have been putting a drop of clean vacuum pump oil on all my flares. What type of deburring tool do you guys use? Also what is the best flaring tool? I'm just trying to install leak free Mini splits.
    For deburring, I prefer the pencil type to the pyramid type, they seem to be smoother, although I have both.
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    For the flaring tool I really like the orbital clutch type, I've been using the hilmor brand for the last few years with great results. And nylog also. The only other tip I have is using a torque wrench, I've found each manufacturer has a different torque requirement, just check the install manual, as it's different from the specs on website, for at least one brand. CPS makes a nice kit specifically for mini splits. Good luck with it.
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    Here's a video that I posted on youtube about this very subject:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cag7DUHIo0M

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    I have been using my SOG multi tool for deburring. I have the spin flare and it sucks. I also use the hilmor flaring tool. Often times I don't cut the tubing all the through and break it apart. No deburring needed. Always use Nylog.
    Quote Originally Posted by doug1111 View Post
    Have you checked out the spin-flair - goes into a drill don't need to deburring. Thinking yellow jacket is making simular spin-flair like tools. For deburring have you tried a unibit. Its tapered cone drills diferant size holes

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    +1 on using a torque wrench.
    The tendency without one is to tighten too much on small tubing (1/4" and 3/8").
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    Quote Originally Posted by lytning View Post
    I have been using my SOG multi tool for deburring. I have the spin flare and it sucks. I also use the hilmor flaring tool. Often times I don't cut the tubing all the through and break it apart. No deburring needed. Always use Nylog.
    Thanks for the info seen video on spin flair & spin swag, guess not as good as it looks,

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    Hilmor makes a good flaring tool

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    Yellow jacket makes a good one, get the one with the eccentric flaring cone and clutch and you should be all set

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug1111 View Post
    Have you checked out the spin-flair - goes into a drill don't need to deburring. Thinking yellow jacket is making simular spin-flair like tools. For deburring have you tried a unibit. Its tapered cone drills diferant size holes
    I have never seen the spin tools before.
    Id have to try the spin-flare before i would but it (unless it relatively cheap).
    The spin swage looks like somthing id be interested in......

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    The spin flare 60241 from yellow jacket. It look interesting. Has any one tried to use it yet?

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    Hope it works better than the original. Those didn't work for crap.
    Quote Originally Posted by Doodlehvac View Post
    The spin flare 60241 from yellow jacket. It look interesting. Has any one tried to use it yet?

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    Perfect every time.


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