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Copper Socket Forming Tool

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by vards01, 8 Nov 2020.

  1. vards01

    vards01

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    Hello All,

    Just putting this out there as I would like to buy a socket forming tool for copper pipe, dont fancy the bash in types, so would like the expander type.

    The Rothenberger one is £200 plus the 15, 22 & 28mm heads.....or thereabouts, just wondering has anyone brought the cheaper Chinese versions on ebay which look like direct copies for about £60.

    It would be a handy addition, but I think the £200 plus price is too much...... anyone any sucess with the Chinese version?
     
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    I have a Rothy set but with some of the shed copper tube they are so thin that they split, can still be soldered , but some of the tube available just now is absolute shoite
     
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    Maybe not worth the purchase......if the pipe these days isn't up to it, may as well just use a coupler. Shame as I like a tool for every job!
     
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    The only time I really use mine theses days are whn fitting a boiler with pre formed tails , sometimes they arent expanded properly so use the Rothy to open them up a pinch,makes life a little bit easier, rather than wrestling to get the pipe in
     
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