Model # 23337

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

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

$8243 /each

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.
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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

Product Overview

Model #: 23337
Internet #: 202826744

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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Name Model 345 3/16 in. to 1/2 in. Flare Tool Model 408 Tubing Bender 377 Flaring Tool 458R 1/8 in. to 3/4 in. Ratcheting Flare Tool
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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum pipe capacity OD (in.)
0.625
Product Depth (in.)
4.5
Product Height (in.)
6.5
Product Width (in.)
3.5

Details

Compatible Pipe Material
Copper
Minimum pipe capacity OD (in.)
0.1875
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum pipe capacity OD (in.)
0.625
Product Depth (in.)
4.5
Product Height (in.)
6.5
Product Width (in.)
3.5

Details

Compatible Pipe Material
Copper
Minimum pipe capacity OD (in.)
0.1875
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Customer Reviews

Model 345 3/16 in. to 1/2 in. Flare Tool is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You can flare copper with anything. Steel brake lines are a little less forgiving. This tool do... You can flare copper with anything. Steel brake lines are a little less forgiving. This tool does a good job, makes a bubble flare that will seat well and hold pressure, but you have to be careful or it will come out lopsided. Best I've used, though, cheaper tools will frustrate you to death.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well made, "Beefy", easy to use... well made, "Beefy", easy to use
Date published: 2017-06-13
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 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 job...it'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 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
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