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    Default New 2 handed tool on 1 hand clamp

    Hey all,

    I built this last month and finally got some pics to show you all. It was designed just like some of the self built 2 handed tools but on the one handed clamp that I have seem some others do on here. I wanted to do it this way so that I could have one free hand to hold the fitting. I have used it on a couple new runs of 3/16 and so far it has worked great.

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    2017 - 60 taps 3/16 gravity, oil tank arck w/ steam pans, 12.5 gallons

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    I really like the idea of using a quick clamp as the base for the tubing tool. I'm curious why you have the two bolts welded on, are they just as guide rods to keep everything aligned?

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    Nice idea! It may work a bit smoother if you move the location of the tubing clamps closer to the clamp bar. That will reduce the friction that is working against you as you apply force to the fitting. Should stay lined up a bit better too.
    John
    2x8 Smokylake drop flue with AOF/ AUF
    170 taps on sacks
    50 on 3/16 tubing with shurflo
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjadamec View Post
    I really like the idea of using a quick clamp as the base for the tubing tool. I'm curious why you have the two bolts welded on, are they just as guide rods to keep everything aligned?
    Ya the biggest issue with the tool was attaching the vise base to the clamp. It doesnt keep very straight with tension so those work as a guide to keep it closer to straight
    2017 - 60 taps 3/16 gravity, oil tank arck w/ steam pans, 12.5 gallons

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileySugarbush View Post
    Nice idea! It may work a bit smoother if you move the location of the tubing clamps closer to the clamp bar. That will reduce the friction that is working against you as you apply force to the fitting. Should stay lined up a bit better too.
    Ya if I ever remake it I will probably do something like that
    2017 - 60 taps 3/16 gravity, oil tank arck w/ steam pans, 12.5 gallons

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