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#1 tommytech

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:45 PM

looking for one of those scissor type tools for cutting cap tubes in reefer systems

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 01:25 PM

small file to score the pipe , and bend to snap

works 100%of the time

with 0% failure rate

why pay more ?
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:11 PM

For a cap tube cutter, ( I know a three sided file is what they say ) But, I use a pair of wire strippers......You find the diameter just over the the size of your cap. tube ........Lightly, score with half of a rotation on the tube, ( scores 360 degs. around ) .......clean break every time........................Just leave the first 3/4 of an inch unsanded and no flux............. less chance of solder moving past the unsanded part to plug the cap. tube.............

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:39 PM

Try the old trick of rubbing your fingers behind your ear then rub them on end of the cap tube. The skin oil will foul the end of the tube so no solder will stick or plug the end of the tube.

I use a 3 sided file to cut the cap tube.

Edited by nickfixit, 02 November 2012 - 05:41 PM.

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