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Don't risk a DNF (or worse) by letting a hose slip off of a non-beaded tube! A bead around the end of a tube acts as a stop to keep hose clamps from slipping off. Plain tubing can't stop clamps from slipping off under pressure.
This vise-mounted tool will form a perfect bead on the end of aluminum or copper tubing. Simply insert the end of the tubing between the dies and start cranking the turning handle. Give the wheel a quarter-turn with each full rotation of the tubing to gradually tighten the dies against the tubing. In just a few cranks, you're done!
Accepts copper or aluminum tubing as small as 5/8" ID and as large as 2". Maximum recommended wall thickness 0.065" (up to 0.090" can be used with some difficulty).
Note: This tool requires the tubing to rotate through 360 degrees. If your tubing has a bend beyond 90 degrees near the end, you may need to get creative in order to use this tool.