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Old February 23rd, 2016, 08:06 PM
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Went to the supplier asked if they had any tubing tools? Reply "Everybody just uses hot water so we've never sold any, but I guess we could order one in" CDL dealer that I just
Any ways I was in Princess Auto saw a vise grip clamp on sale for $25 and I picked two small ones today, went to the fabrication shop and got the tig welds done. Just didn't have the right pipe to extend the grips. It works pretty good for the time any $$$ invested, $50 for parts and the shop time was another $50 so that makes a savings of $200+.
Now if I could just figure out how to upload a picture?

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Old February 23rd, 2016, 08:30 PM
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I look forward to seeing the pictures. I was using my homemade 2 handed tool today, still got a few refinements and some pink paint to put on for Hanes.
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 08:46 PM
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Figured it out (helps to read the How Do I... section)

They need some tweaking as well, but it's a good start.
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Went too the supplier asked if they had any tubing tools? Reply "Everybody just uses hot water so we've never sold any, but I guess we could order one in" CDL dealer that I just
Any ways I was in Princess Auto saw a vise grip clamp on sale for $25 and I picked two small ones today, went to the fabrication shop and got the tig welds done. Just didn't have the right pipe to extend the grips. It works pretty good for the time any $$$ invested, $50 for parts and the shop time was another $50 so that makes a savings of $200+.
Now if I could just figure out how to upload a picture?
when you go to post write what you want to say, then scroll down until you see the tab MANAGE ATTACHMENTS.
click on that tab
a secondary window should appear
click on
CHOOSE FILE
pick the picture you want to upload and click
UPLOAD tab
and there you have it, do this for each picture you want to post, and I believe you can post up to 5 pictures
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when you go to post write what you want to say, then scroll down until you see the tab MANAGE ATTACHMENTS.
click on that tab
a secondary window should appear
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Thanks Moser
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Interesting concept with the Vice grip clamp. Robert I have two pink ones from BOB they do show up in the woods.
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Okay guys....I am seriously thinking of putting in a 3/16th gravity line. I have the perfect scenario. I am going to have several questions, but here's one of the first....I have some pretty nasty arthritis in my hands. Am I going to be able to put t's in the line? I was wondering if a One handed tubing tool is better than a two handed one. And HOY, the price! I may need to get a welder friend to look at the homemade versions, but I want to be sure that he makes the easiest kind for my hands.
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I prefer a 2 handed tool.easier to use both hands than just one wrist.
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I also have arthritis and a bad shoulder. I find the compound action 2 hand tool much easier to work if you want a tool like that. What I now use most of the time is a Hot End System and that is easier still. I do however use a 1 hand tool for field repairs. If you need, have someone add a few inches length to the handles but be careful not to make it too bulky or heavy.
When I install new lines I always use the Hot End System, but most repairs are with the 1 hand tool. I do keep the compound action 2 hand tool available if I have a number of repairs in a short distance. My 1 hand tool is this one : Pruno Insertion Tool with Lateral Cutter: mapleguys.com
My 2 hand tool is this one: Chamberland Two Handed Tubing Tool: mapleguys.com
The Hot End System is this: Flushtec HotEnd System Order Products
For The Hot End System I liked the first one so much, I immediately ordered a second one so both teams I was running each had one. I ordered them both with 2 batteries, but unless you are working in temps colder than about 16-18 F for longer than 4-5 hrs, 1 battery is enough. With temps in the high 20's and up I can work 7 hrs on a battery. I lengthened the belt so I hang it over one shoulder like in the days when I was a paperboy about 55-60 yrs ago. I didn't like it hanging on my hip.
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