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Ferrule Crimping

Postby Mick D » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:10 am

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I'd like to tidy up my fuel pipelines by removing the Jubilee type clips / fitting crimped ferrules and am considering buying a crimping tool of this design, does anyone have any experience of using this type of tool who could comment on it's effectiveness?

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Re: Ferrule Crimping

Postby Rob Harknett » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:39 am

There are special kits for Ferrell's. Kits come with a selection of parts to suit various dia ferrules / pipe. Using clear plastic pipe I never had any luck with my kit. Ferrules seemed to distort look messy and still not hold tight. That's with new plastic pipe which soon hardens. I probably did not have ferrules correct for the pipe, they seemed quite a tight fit on the pipe, but tool compressed the wings flat. Still not griping the ferrule tight on the pipe.

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Re: Ferrule Crimping

Postby bob121 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:40 pm

Mine works fine. But have only ever used it on the traditional black rubber fuel lines. No leaks and looks tidy.

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Re: Ferrule Crimping

Postby cbranni » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:30 pm

Hi Mick, I bought the rubber pipe and ferrules from Steven Surbey and made a tool very much like in your photo, the ferrules were a nice fit in the pipe so didn't need much crimping and they don't leak.
I can send you some photos if you want.

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Re: Ferrule Crimping

Postby REW » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:58 pm

As confirmed by others, the tool works a treat. I used stainless ferrules from, I think, club stores. Far easier on the eye than jubilee clips.
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Re: Ferrule Crimping

Postby Rob Harknett » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:35 pm

Interesting. Seems I was doing wrong by using that clear plastic pipe. Which may have been slightly smaller O/S dia also would not compress.

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Re: Ferrule Crimping

Postby g5wqian » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:51 am

i have used it with clear pipes and it worked fine with the 1/4" pipe , although i purchased the pipe and ferrules and tool from same supplier .
the pipe was very clear at first but soon turned the normal period look of yellow shade of clear after a week or two .

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Re: Ferrule Crimping

Postby Mick D » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:32 am

Thanks All

Sounds promising - I'm particularly interested in the comments regarding use with clear plastic pipe as this is the route I intend to go.

g5wgian - would you mind letting me know which supplier you used?

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Re: Ferrule Crimping

Postby Dixter » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:12 pm

I’ve used it for decades. It holds up well enough, but does yellow and stiffen over many years. As there is little to no pressure, the only concern is touching a hot exhaust. It is readily available at the local building centre, and I generally heat the hose and its ferrule with a hot air gun before crimping.

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Re: Ferrule Crimping

Postby 56G80S » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:16 pm

Fly in ointment from mee, I find that the on the Matchless even without crimping the ferrules over the pipe the fit is good enough that the pipes don't leak.

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