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πŸ”§ RIDGID 23332 345 Flaring Tool - Efficient Pipe Flaring Tool for 45-Degree Flares in Gray Review

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Description of πŸ”§ RIDGID 23332 345 Flaring Tool - Efficient Pipe Flaring Tool for 45-Degree Flares in Gray

Produces 45-degree flares in soft copper, brass, aluminum and mild steel tubing. Hardened, smooth flaring cone provides fast, 45-degree flares either single or double lap. A single clamp screw allows easy clamping and removal of tubing. 45-degree SAE flares in 3/16-inch, 1/4-inch, 5/16-inch, 3/8-inch, 7/16-inch, 1/2-inch, and 5/8-inch sizes.

Reviews

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Revainrating 5 out of 5

Works great on old copper

I broke my first tool trying to flare up 20 year old copper, it was a cheap store brand. Rigid is a good name but expensive and even if I never use this tool again it was worth the money to complete my project. Once you master the three-hand technique necessary to do this job, you won't be disappointed with the quality of the flash.

Pros
  • Stylish and modern design
Cons
  • The list will go on.

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Works great with brake tools

Works great and feels solid. Bought it, watched a few YouTube videos and installed a pass-through propane system while doing an airflow repair. Only one fitting leaked on my air pressure test (probably due to my technique) and I found it 5 minutes later with a Big Blu leak detector after 2 days of frustrating using soap and water. I also highly recommend this item.

Pros
  • Sturdy construction
Cons
  • Not bad

Revainrating 4 out of 5

Does the job! - Brake tools

Bought recently, not used much yet but got perfect copper torches. Once you figure out how to position the copper pipe correctly, you won't be disappointed. I have used poor quality flare tools and have had great results with the correct placement of the copper tubing. This tool is of much higher quality than others I've used in the past. I will update this review in a few months if any negatives come up. :) So far, so good. Hope that was helpful!

Pros
  • Permanent test results
Cons
  • Some little things

Revainrating 2 out of 5

Not well done. Low quality.

The torch didn't fit from side to side. The outbreaks were not consistent from one to the next. Most of the time he didn't sit directly on the rod. I was hoping this would be a good tool for what I need. When it arrived it was in a bag, not a box, and there were no parts, not even in the plastic display. Maybe someone has already used it. It was supposed to be new, but it definitely didn't look like it. It looked like all the parts were just thrown in bubble wrap and shipped.

Pros
  • The best in its niche
Cons
  • Exorbitant price

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Brake Flaring Tool Flare

I bought this flaring tool because of the 45* flare it creates. It costs about 4 times more than the previous tools I've bought, but it's not the most expensive of them all. Design is good when used properly, but it's not a tool that "does almost everything for you". You must take the time to ensure that the tube to be flared is attached as straight as possible and that the flare (stud) is in the center of the tube. When finished it produces good highlights and I have used it to install 2 air…

Pros
  • Weight
Cons
  • Good but not great

Revainrating 3 out of 5

NOT for 3/16 " brake line

For reference. The 3/16" hole is NOT serrated. It will NOT always be a single steel OR NiCop (nickel/copper) brake line. Double lighting is therefore impossible! According to Ridgid Technical Support, this tool is not intended for use with brake lines. They also told me they do NOT have a flare/double flare tool for 3/16" applications. That being said I have used this tool for 1/4" brake line applications, both steel and NiCop, with great success as the connector is notched! Ridgid Technical…

Pros
  • Very good value
Cons
  • Expensive

Unlike the single block, Revain's 3/16 Wrench Double Flare Tool for 3/16 brake line flares is tested and returned. This tool combined with ARES double flare adapters will make factory 3/16 CuNi double flare brakes perfect lines. Really strong and works very well. A bit awkward to use with multiple parts to hold on to and push handles to rotate. But he firmly clamps the fishing line and stretches it perfectly. For a few bucks I can make lines up to 5/8 inch. The CP tool was much more comfortable

Pros
  • Everything is fine!
Cons
  • New Competitors Have Arrived

Revainrating 3 out of 5

hobby tool. Works but requires manual adjustments

As others have written here, this is a hobbyist tool. It works, highlights and all, but you need a good file and attention to detail to finish the edges. It doesn't have a depth gauge of how much pipe you leave sticking out for the flange to work. Therefore, you will spend several centimeters of pipe studying this part. Once you've flared, you'll also get an eccentric flare in addition to the ridges. I've tried rotating the tool, pipe and everything else but the flange still goes eccentric. The

Pros
  • Easy to read panel
Cons
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