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  1. RPF Premium Member BlindSquirrel's Avatar
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    Dec 13, 2007, 12:34 PM - How do I flatten pipe? #1

    I have a project where I need to use a 1/2" copper pipe for reinforcement. The problem is, there is a section where I need to flatten the end about halfway (to an oval/football shaped profile) Obviously, I could hammer the crap out of it, but I'd like it to be as even as possible.

    Any suggestions?
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    Dec 13, 2007, 12:36 PM - Re: How do I flatten pipe? #2

    perhaps a solid/heavy vice or hydraulic press? I don't know... just guessing
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    Dec 13, 2007, 12:37 PM - Re: How do I flatten pipe? #3

    A vise?

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    Dec 13, 2007, 12:38 PM - Re: How do I flatten pipe? #4

    Bench mounted vice is the only way to do it.

    -Fred
  5. Jayn's Avatar
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    Dec 13, 2007, 1:15 PM - Re: How do I flatten pipe? #5

    Ditto.. I've done that before with projects.. for soft copper, go slow.use a rubber (or similar) cushion around the pipe to reduce surface marking..

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