- Apr 5, 2016
The cutter, bending cord and other stuff is a pittance compared to fittings. I've done both and it's really tough to make the "economy" case for going the fittings route. It's just so much easier. Changing a tubing run take minutes instead of an hour, bending, scrapping and rebending... again though, I just never got that good at it. XDI think I would be the same. You can use a bunch of 90° fittings, and while that drives up your initial cost of not only the those fittings but additional compression fittings as well, you save the cost of the bending mandrels since you only need a pipe cutter, chamfer tool, and insert, not to mention the time saved withi making the bends.