It is most important that the tool manual supplied with the tool is read in its entirety and the user becomes familiar with the maintenance, precautions and the proper use of this tool.
The following describes, in general terms, the jointing procedures using the Auspex Maxi Tool but should not be regarded as a substitute for reading and applying the detailed instructions contained in the tool manual.
Select the jaw size to suit the fitting to be crimped. The jaws must be examined in terms of possible damage or dirt in the compression area. Ensure the correct jaws are chosen to match the piping system.
To change the jaw, push the pin in and at the same time twist it in an anti-clockwise direction. The pin should then spring back.
Push the pin through the hole in the jaw until it locks in position.
To ensure correct performance, ensure pin is kept well lubricated.
Insert the calibrating/deburring tool into the pipe, and then alternately turn in a clockwise and in a counter-clockwise direction.
Insert the pipe into the fitting and under the stainless steel ring and push the pipe until it is visible in the slots of the plastic ring. This ensures you have pushed the pipe home.
By squeezing the back of the jaw the jaws will open. If you look at the machined profile on the inside of the jaws you will note a slot on each side of the profile.
With the jaws open, place the fitting inside the jaws so that the raised section of the plastic ring fits into the slot in the jaws. Release the jaws so they fit exactly over the fitting ensuring that the raised section of the plastic ring fit into the slots in the jaw.
Press the switch mechanism until the joint is completed and the piston has retracted back into the body of the tool.