Wrenchin' Wednesday: Craft your own bead crimping pliers | Hagerty Media
Wander deep enough down a project rabbit hole, and you're likely to wind up requiring custom plumbing of some sort. There's a New York Subway's worth of piping and tubing under the hood of just about everything nowadays, and whether you're replacing bad hard lines or just relocating components during a build, that piping will often involve a connection between tube and hose, usually secured by some sort of screw clamp. https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/wrenchin-wednesday-craft-your-own-bead-crimping-p...
Damn, never thought of cutting down a crimping pliers like that. I've found that a double flaring tool can used to put a bead on transmission lines, return power steering line, low pressure fuel line, just by doing the first step where it creates the 'bubble'. Stop when the bubble is the size you want.
Kudos, Phillip, for your ingenuity! I'm sure that it took time to accomplish the work--in the end you can sit to rejoice in your handiwork. It may not be like sitting to look at your freshly manicured lawn--but on the satisfaction scale, you scored a hundred!