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sdh2903

posted on 9/12/16 at 10:56 AM Reply With Quote
The mythical oyster or other beading tool

Hi all.

I have a couple of ally pipes I need to put a bead on and was wondering if anyone had one of the mythical oyster tools or a n other beading tool which they wish to flog or lend out in return for some beer tokens?

Cheers
Steve

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sprintB+

posted on 9/12/16 at 11:13 AM Reply With Quote
local sheet metal worker should have them.
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MikeR

posted on 9/12/16 at 12:48 PM Reply With Quote
Why are they mythical?

https://www.bes.co.uk/products/152.asp - bottom of the page, part number 16909

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sdh2903

posted on 9/12/16 at 12:54 PM Reply With Quote
Cheers Mike. I'd been searching for oyster tool rather than oyster pliers! I know they no longer exist at b and q anymore hence the mythical label
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theprisioner

posted on 9/12/16 at 01:57 PM Reply With Quote
What internal size?





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sdh2903

posted on 9/12/16 at 02:07 PM Reply With Quote
63mm intercooler tubing
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CosKev3

posted on 9/12/16 at 05:51 PM Reply With Quote
A small bead of weld works
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obfripper

posted on 9/12/16 at 06:23 PM Reply With Quote
http://www.theturboforums.com/threads/350500-Vise-grip-tube-bead-roller-tool-for-only-7-83

This sort of thing will work fine if you don't want to spend a fortune on a dedicated tool, and might make use of some worn out mole grips you've already got.

Dave

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NigeEss

posted on 9/12/16 at 06:24 PM Reply With Quote
I also was looking for Oyster "tool" and failed so made one out of a cheap set of waterpump pliers.





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sam919

posted on 9/12/16 at 06:38 PM Reply With Quote
Try one of these, the guy makes them himself. I bought one for doing all the ali cooling pipes. I went a bit mental on some heavier gauge ali tube , my fault, and wrecked. It worked for what i needed it for, must have done 20-25 beads easy enough.

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sdh2903

posted on 9/12/16 at 06:45 PM Reply With Quote
Cheers for the info chaps. I had started to root through my drawer of semi scrap tools to see what I could cobble together. It's only 2 beads I need doing.
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big_wasa

posted on 9/12/16 at 06:59 PM Reply With Quote
I have a pair of the oyster pliers and they are naf. Your welcome to them but I won't get near the post office for a week or two. They have the groove filed already.


I made my self somthing much stronger to do steel pipes.




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40inches

posted on 9/12/16 at 07:27 PM Reply With Quote
I have done dozens of beading with Oyster pliers and found they do a good, if tedious job.
As said, they need grooving to work properly.
Oyster beading
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