SPIN Swage and SPIN Flare Copper Tubing Tools!

SPIN Swage and SPIN Flare Copper Tubing Tools!

Hey guys this is Craig Migliaccio with AC Service Tech and today what we’re going over is copper tube swaging
and copper tube flaring using the spin tools. So these are the spin flares and
these are spins swages and you put them into a high rpm and high torque drill in
order to heat up your your copper and expand it and they’re also used to make
our copper tube flares. So I’m going to show you an example of how to make a
swage and also how to make a flare joint along with the step-by-step connection
at the joint. So remember that we have these tools linked down in the description
section below and make sure to check out our paper back and also ebook the
refrigerant charging and service procedures for air conditioning. So in
this book we go over the different types of metering devices we go over checking
the refrigerant charge and also troubleshooting. This book is available
over amazon.com and also to website at acservicetech.com This is 3/4″ OD soft
copper also known as 3/4 ACR tubing and on the end we haven’t reamed it.
Now you could ream it with a unibit or a stick reamer but this spin tool is going
to be able to ream the copper tube for you during the process. So you just want
to make sure that this tube is face downwards while you’re swaging it just
to make sure that any copper dust falls out of the tube instead of down inside
the tube. You want to make sure to hold on to this copper tube with a glove
because it’s going to heat up real quickly due to the friction while
we’re swaging it. So that’s it. You don’t want to force it
but you want to have a fast enough drill and a strong enough drill to be able to
slowly move right in there once this copper tube heats up. You see that we
have a little hanger right here and that’s because we didn’t read the copper
tube ahead of time. So you’re going to have a little bit of that, so it’s very
important to make sure that you have this tube faced in the downwards
position so any dust or shards fall out of the tube. I also do want to show you
what’s on the inside so I’ll just rub my my finger in here and you can see the
different dust and things. So you’ve got to make sure that you have this in the
downwards position so a lot of just very fine dust and some little shards. You see that. So here we have our finished product and you see that the
copper tube fits in there snugly and you see that there’s no rocking. So you want
to make sure that you don’t have too big of a gap between the copper tube and the
swage. So this is a good swage. Now what I’ll do is I’ll cut this back here so I
can show you what a close-up image of the inside looks like. So here’s your
finished product and that’s a nice swage and on the inside you see it’s already
prepared for brazing or sweating, so that’s nice.
No other tool does that, so by using this and the rubbing on the inside of
this copper tubing by the swage, it actually cleans it and shines it up, gets
it ready in order to braze. The next tool we’re going to use is the spin flare. So
this one’s 1/2 inch, 3/8 inch, and 1/4 inch and we have these linked down description section below. But you’re going to notice that when I put this into the drill and
drill this into this copper tube that you’re not going to have a finished
flare once I’m done that. So what you’re really doing is you’re heating this up
and preparing this to be flared. So you want to have a little bit of nylog or
refrigerant oil on this flare face right here and you’re gonna tighten
this on while this tube is still hot. So it’s going to form the flare between the
nut and this right here. Now before I use this in order to enlarge and heat up
the copper to make the flare I do ream the copper tube. Now I know a lot of
people don’t do that but I do and the reason for that is, if you use this tool
it’s a multi-step process in order to flair the copper tube and I don’t
want to be in a hurry trying to knock all the copper dust out after I heat
this tube up. Then we want to put our nylog or our
refrigerant oil right on the flare face. And you wanna make sure that you don’t put a whole lot on, just enough
to help seal that joint and also to help the copper glide along the face in order
to make its flare. This joint is very hot right here, so we want to make sure that you don’t touch that. I’m going to use two small adjustable wrenches just to
make my flare and then afterwards I’m going to use a torque wrench in order to
tighten this down. This torque wrench is set at 11 foot pounds and we’ll hear a click when it’s done. That’s it. That’s how you complete a flare with the spin
flares but let me take this apart so you can now see the finished product on the
inside. So this looks different now. So here’s the finished flare from the spin flare set and it does take up the majority of the inside of the flare nut.
Remember that we have these tools linked down in the description section below and check
out our ebook and also our paperback which are both available over at acservicetech.com and we have the paperback available over at amazon.com.
Hope you enjoyed yourself and we’ll see you next time at AC Service Tech


  1. The E-Book and Paperback at our Website: https://www.acservicetech.com/the-book

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    SPIN FLARING Bits 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4"- https://amzn.to/31BCs8Z

    SPIN SWAGING Bits 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4",7/8" – https://amzn.to/2YQwwqS

    Flaring Tools:
    Yellow Jacket Flaring Tool – https://amzn.to/2OBxGlM

    Spin Flaring Bits 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4"- https://amzn.to/31BCs8Z

    Yellow Jacket Flaring Tool with Set Depth – https://amzn.to/2QIKsQH

    Yellow Jacket Torque Wrench – https://amzn.to/2NRR68Q

    Uniweld Swage and Flare Kit- https://amzn.to/2T55jyn

    Nylog – https://amzn.to/2MLJcch

    Ridgid Tubing Cutter – https://amzn.to/2DnjjR1

    Wolverine Tube Reamer – https://amzn.to/2QGLyMV

    Swaging Tools:

    Manual Copper Tube Swage/Expander- https://amzn.to/2WRPa1M

    Uniweld Hydraulic Swaging Tool- https://amzn.to/2MlrI8m

    Uniweld Swage and Flare Kit- https://amzn.to/2T55jyn

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  2. Craig. I have watched a lot of hvac videos. Yours are the best in my opinion. No nonsense, step by step, and paced to where someone can actually learn. Thank you.

  3. The swaging bits are absolutely brilliant !
    I'm not so sure about the flaring ones , but I need the swaging bits now , thank you !
    Btw , adjustable SPANNER , not wrench , mate !😄,😋

  4. Used the swaige kit for three years now and the spin flare for a few months and love them both; the flare kit is exceptionally nice when installing ductless splits. Plus Spin sets come in small compact storage cubes, which is much more convenient than what the competition offers

  5. Will flare put as lot of dust as well? I didn’t realize you are suppose to tighten the joint right after forming a flare. I can see people installing the line set and flaring downward especially at the indoor A.H.. Since these Ductless use strainers I think this could be a nightmare. Which is your preference using these drill type or the flaring block with a clutch stop orbiter?

  6. Thank you, good info, but I understand there is a NEW tool for joining tubes that does not require soldering or brazing , I
    forgot the name.

  7. Please how can I get those swage and spin tools,am doing this kind work in Abidjan the old capital city of Côte d'iviore,

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