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Old 08-10-2006, 09:53 PM
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how easy is it to assemble braided steel lines?

i have been doin some research and i found a product from koul that is an assemble tool for braided hose ends, it is 75 bucks. i have never made any lines myself but am always up for learning something new, what is the procedure or is it something that is best kept to perfesionals?

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Old 08-10-2006, 10:42 PM
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Actually I would use the hose and fittings from aeroquip as the hose ends are reusable and those guys know hose and fittings..another one of those things that is easy if you know how..
I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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I saw the tool on TV - pretty cool (Koul?). I would use it if I could borrow it for the afternoon - but wouldn't put the money out for a single project. The most difficult part of the stainless hose assembly is probably cutting the hose which doesn't involve the new tool anyway. Nothing really difficult in assembly the pieces. I cheat by using an air grinder cutoff tool that makes a fairly smooth cut, and if I have problems with starting the fitting in the hose, I bevel the inside edge of the hose with a die grinder to give me a head start. One thing that I wished I had purchased were the AN wrenches because no matter how careful you are, your're going to mar the anodized finish if you use standard wrenches. The assembly is goof-proof and after one or two fittings, you'll feel like an expert.
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