Tools / Tool kits for Acrylic hard tubes?

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Hi All,

So I'll be starting my venture into using hard lines for my setup and I was hoping to get some recommendations on all in one tool kits for heating/cutting/bending etc. If such a thing doesn't exist what tools would you recommend?

Thanks
 
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hmm for acrylic, minimum you will need:

silicon insert (depends on the tube size you are after 10-16mm)
dremel or a coping saw to cut the tubes. Don't use tube cutters.. they work on PETG tubing but make acrylic shatter
a Chamfer tool
any old heat gun
heat resitant gloves are optional..
For bending, you can either eyeball it or use a ruler. I also use my floor (which is tiled) to get nice angled bends heh

If you want to minimize costs, you can get all relatively cheap on fleabay. All in one kits tend to be quite expensive and may not be worth it unless you know you will be using the kit frequently.
 
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