This tool is easy to use and makes perfect flares every time .. no leakers! Heads and shoulders above my old flaring tool, which usually worked, but I bought this for a job (410A) that required a bunch of flaring and I wanted to make sure the flares were good the first time .. bingo! A little awkward in tight places but take your time getting set and voila, perfect flare. Good tools like this are the only way to go.
I replaced my old Rothenberger flare tool with the Rigid ratchet flaring tool. The Rigid flaring tool is much better, especially when you have limited space to work in. It's also much easier with the ratcheting action when you have a lot of flares to do. Highly recommend this product to anyone considering buying.
This was my fault and not the seller. after searching and looking for a double flare tool that was a chinese piece of junk I got confused and ordered the wrong thing. Part looked much studier than the auto parts store ones Ive tried and promptly returned. Ill be reordering the correct one soon.
New technology has taken its place with this new style flaring tool. I am more than impressed with the ease of operation and the quality of the materials that make up this tool. Ridgid tools have always been top quality, and this tool is no exception.