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RIDGID Model 345 3/16 in. to 1/2 in. Flare Tool


Model 345 3/16 in. to 1/2 in. Flare Tool

$79.60 /each

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Product Overview

Model 345 is a precision designed tool for producing 45° flares in soft copper, brass, aluminum and mild steel (JIC and Bundy) tubing. A hardened, smooth cone provides fast, 45° flares either single or double lap. It weighs 3 lbs.

  • Hardened, smooth cone provides fast, 45° flares
  • A single clamp screw provides for easy clamping and removal of tubing
  • Weight: 3 lbs.
  • For double lap flares; 3/16 in., 1/4 in., 5/16 in., 3/8 in., 7/16 in., 1/2 in. O.D. tubing

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Model 345 3/16 in. to 1/2 in. Flare Tool is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I've been using this tool on type L,K copper for the last 10 years and don't understand the troub... I've been using this tool on type L,K copper for the last 10 years and don't understand the trouble people are experiencing. Do it yourselfers please stay away from professional products/jobs. Couple of easy steps to get a good result every time. 1. when cutting pipe/tubing do not force cutting tool. it will ovalise the end. 2. MUST deburr inside of pipe/tube. The best and ONLY proper way is with a machinist's DEBURRING tool 3. make sure block jaws are clean and grease free. 4. add a bit of oil on cone. 5. flare away. If you screw this up please stick to drywalling and painting.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from below expectation After buying what i thought was decent quality double flare tool to do mainly 3/16 automotive brake lines i am let down . the dies don't properly align and and it always pinches one side and the flares don't come out en even. At close inspection its plane to see there is an uneven step in the die on the chamfered edge.
Date published: 2015-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb tool for the job I needed a high quality flaring tool for install of Ductless mini-split heating/cooling system. I looked around at all the major brands and even some of the generic brands. Quite a range in quality and pricing. Could have purchased another tool that may have done the job for half the price of the Ridgid No. 345 Flaring tool but decided to bite the bullet and go for the best. Have done several flared tubings and it works fantastic! Very easy to use. The cone basically self-centers in the tubing and then you just tighten the flaring tool onto the tube block and after a few cranks of the lever out comes the perfect flare connection. A great tool for doing the job right. With Ridgid you get a quality product that will do the's as simple as that! Buy this tool and you'll be happily flaring for years to come! Thanks Ridgid!!
Date published: 2014-11-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Product I bought a cheap home depot flaring tool which bent on the 5th flare. I should have known better. So I returned it and upped the ante and bought what I thought was going to be a good product. Every other product I own that is ridgid performs perfectly. The product we on clamp down on a 1/4 inch copper pipe. I haven't tried it on other sizes but no luck on the 1/4 copper. Maybe you'll have better luck 2ith it, but judging from the other posts, I doubt it.
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Line slips in the die I recently got this tool to repair the 3/16 brake lines, and 1/4 and 5/16 fuel lines on my honda civic. It did the 3/16 line well, but when attempting the first part of the double flare on the larger sizes the line slips out of the die when tightening the yoke. The holes in the die seem to be too big to hold the line, I even tried to put the die in a bench vice and it STILL slipped. After being completely frustrated a friend of mine brought over a tradition style flaring tool from one of the big name tool companies and it flared the lines first try. When comparing the two dies it was clear that on the Ridgid tool the holes are considerably larger. I am very disappointed that this tool did not work since I specially ordered it from the internet because I could not find it locally. Now I'm out the money and I still need to buy a tool that can probably do this type of work in the future.
Date published: 2015-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rigid flare tool This is the best I've use it doesn't maar the lines like the cheap ones do, centers easily and stay's in place. It is over priced at Home Depot
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't hold 3/16" brake line Working on old brake line from a '04 Cavalier. Pipe measures .186". The first 5 or so test flares I did worked fine. Since then, the clamp won't hold the pipe - it just slips down when the press is applied. I am reluctant to make a blanket condemnation; all I can say for sure is, it doesn't work for me. YMMV.
Date published: 2014-10-19
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