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Instructions for Cinch Crimping Tools

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    Prep

    • The pipe slated for crimping must be cut with a clean, burr-free end. Use a hacksaw to cut the pipe and 200-grit sandpaper to smooth the edges. This will ensure a clean, smooth fit between the two pipes and the elbow joint.

    Centering the Rings

    • Slide one crimp ring over the horizontal pipe, and another on the vertical. Place the rings 1/8 to 1/4 inch from the ends of the pipes leading to the elbow joint, centered over the end ribs.

    Making the Crimps

    • Loosen the set screw on the upper handle using the supplied crescent wrench. Center the open jaws over each ring. Squeeze the handles of the tool until the rings are evenly compressed. You must re-do the crimp if the rings show distortion or buckling.

    Accuracy Check

    • Slide the "Go/No-Go" gauge over the completed crimp to determine if the crimp is correct. If the gauge slides completely over the crimp, or if the gauge sits more than 1/4 inch from the top of the pipe, the crimp must be re-done. Adjust the crimp force screw using the supplied crescent wrench. Repeat until the crimp is correct.

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