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    Default Homemade Tubing Tool 3/16-5/16

    After looking at the overpriced tubing tools, we decided to make our own tool. Cost: < $10. We bought two (2) vice grips from Harbor Freight ($3.99/each). All the other material, (~40") of 1" stock, (5x) 5/16 bolts & nuts, and (2x) 3/8" rod coupling nut, we had on hand. With a couple hours of work here is the tool we created:




    Vice Grips:

    https://www.harborfreight.com/5-in-curved-jaw-locking-pliers-63867.html


    Coupler Nut


    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-3-8-in-16-tpi-Zinc-Rod-Coupling-Nuts-822281/204337391


    tubing_tool_2.jpg tubing_tool_1.jpg

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    Nice job!!! How does it work?
    1st Year Turkey Fryer Guru-10 taps and No Clue
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    Very nice. I made my own last year as well. Slightly different design.
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    2016 - 2 x 4 Randy Worthen built arch and pans (just starting out!) 11 taps; 2.625 gallons of syrup!
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