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Does anyone know where to get beading tools also called Lockridge tool?


Explanation of use : Chrome ridged supply tubes 6' lengths. They are available in 3/8", 7/16" and 1/2". After making up your supply lines you slide your supply nuts and friction rings on (small brass washers sized for the tubing) and then use the beading tool to prevent the supplies from pulling through the nuts, then put cone washers on ends of tubing and attach to stop and fixture. It was the only type of supply tube I would use 30 years ago.
 

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I'll be ordering my 3/8 and 7/16 lockridge Tools Tomorrow. I've been looking for a Couple years Didn't have the name right till I ran into this Forum. We just call the Ridging tools when I started Plumbing in 1970
 

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I am a retired plumber with 48 years experience. We always called this tool a ridgeloch tool and it is used to place a bead on a supply line, fitted with a nut and washer first, such that the nut is unable to slip off. I am looking for one that does 1/2 inch pipe and I will likely have to build it myself, but that's okay, because I own a machine shop.
 

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I am a retired plumber with 48 years experience. We always called this tool a ridgeloch tool and it is used to place a bead on a supply line, fitted with a nut and washer first, such that the nut is unable to slip off. I am looking for one that does 1/2 inch pipe and I will likely have to build it myself, but that's okay, because I own a machine shop.
Yeah, I've been looking for these for a while. Never even heard of one for 1/2" pipe. Feel free to sell some if you make them :)
 

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I am a retired plumber with 48 years experience. We always called this tool a ridgeloch tool and it is used to place a bead on a supply line, fitted with a nut and washer first, such that the nut is unable to slip off. I am looking for one that does 1/2 inch pipe and I will likely have to build it myself, but that's okay, because I own a machine shop.
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My father called them swedges or swedge tools.
You sure you ain't thinking of a swaging punch? Some guys call those swedges instead of swages.

That's a great thought though, a swaging punch would accomplish much of the same goal as a lock ridge tool and they're still available. Swaging 3/8" od tubing with a punch though is a PITD.
 
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