Step 1.

Slide battery into charger. Plug charger into a power source. Check to see that the charging light is on. When red lights turns off and green light turns on, battery is fully charged – 20 minutes.

Step 2.

Press the locking pin, then rotate 45° to release.

Step 3.

Slide jaws over Crimping Tool head, then depress locking pin until it clicks.

Step 4.

Slide charged battery into base of Crimping Tool.

Step 5.

Press and hold trigger and Crimping Tool to calibrate. Calibration is recommended daily, prior to use.

Step 6.

Cut the copper tube using the supplied tube cutter. Do NOT use a hacksaw or reciprocating saw as this creates a rough surface that may damage the o-ring.

Step 7.

Use the deburring tool to remove any residual burrs from the outside and inside of the copper tube.

Step 8.

Use a heavy duty scouring pad to clean the ends of the copper tubes to be joined. Tube ends should be free and clear of oxidation, or debris.

Step 9.

Inspect the copper tube for imperfections such as deep surface scratches and incise marks within the o-ring sealing area that may provide a leak path for refrigerant. If scratches are present, cut off the affected area or sand thoroughly to remove.

Step 10.

Using the depth gauge, determine the minimum insertion depth. Mark the tubing with a permanent marker to indicate proper insertion depth on every tube.

Step 11.

Ensure both ‘O’ rings are correctly located in the fittings. Push the fitting onto the tube. Use the mark to assure insertion depth and secure fit.

Step 12.

Open the jaws of the RLS Crimping Tool.

Step 13.

Properly place the crimping jaws onto the fitting. Grooves in the jaws make it easy to align. See illustration above right for proper crimping alignment.

Step 14.

Press and hold the trigger on the RLS Crimping Tool to begin the crimping process. Continue to hold the trigger until the RLS Crimping Tool completes its cycle. For 1-3/8” fittings only, please rotate the jaw 90 degrees and perform a double crimp.

Step 15.

Open the jaws of the RLS Crimping Tool and remove from the fitting. If the jaws do not open, the crimping cycle was not completed. For manual override, slide the manual release button down to open the jaw in case of emergency.

Step 16.

A special “RLS” mark will be displayed on the tube to let you know the connection is crimped properly.

Step 17.

The supplied RLS CrimpGauge will confirm the measurement of the finished crimp band diameter. See crimp band locations noted in Step 16. It may be necessary to rotate the gauge in order to not interfere with the copper tube flashing left from the crimping process.

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