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Old 09-07-2004, 11:11 AM
Bee Bee is offline
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small finishing nail with a threa wrap

Why spend money on a mandrel when you can use a small finishing nail of approximately the correct inside diameter of the tube, use thread to wrap it for the EXACT inside diameter of the tube(or the thickness required to make a tight inside fitso the tube does not spin , and you have a perfect mandrel that will hold tubes tightly and firmly...just insert the hammer end on the nail in the vise and lock her down. Pus h the tube on the pointed nail end until it is firm and you are good to go.I have tied a ton of tubes in the last month in anticipation of a trip, and this device has worked perfectly for me....2 cents.
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