NAVAC, the world’s largest supplier of HVAC vacuum pumps and a wide array of industry-specific tools, gauges, charging machines and recovery units, has introduced an advanced nine-piece tool kit for mini-split system installations. Designed to simplify installation, the company’s NKS1 Mini-Split Tool Kit features a trove of tools designed to make technicians’ jobs more efficient without sacrificing precision.

Among the kit’s highlights is the industry’s most advanced battery-driven flaring tool. Weighing less than three pounds, the NEF6LM Power Flaring Tool produces precise, automatic flares in a fraction of the time compared to traditional flaring methods. Offering easy flare connectivity, it can create flares in five sizes, ranging from ¼” to ¾”.  The NEF6LM can complete a flare in just 15 seconds and can make over 100 flares per charge.

The kit comes with NAVAC’s NTW1 Digital Torque Wrench. Accurate within 2%, it allows dual direction operation (CW & CCW) and selectable measuring units (ft-lb, in-lb, N-m, kg-cm) to fit all types of working conditions. The smart device memorizes torque settings and peak hold, and real-time lights and beeping sounds indicate how close it is to target torque parameters.

Also included is NAVAC’s NRM1D Manifold Gauge with digital display. Offering Class 0.4 accuracy, twice as accurate as the industry’s analog gauge standard, its aluminum body and ball valve handle provide reliability, efficiency and durability. The unit’s easy-to-read digital display, auto power-off and transport-friendly hidden hook design make it ergonomic as well as exacting.

Other items in NAVAC’s NKS1 Mini-Split Tool Kit include:

  • NHK1 30-piece Hex Wrench Set, size of 7/250"-3/8", or 0.7-10 mm
  • NTC6 Tube Cutter, for tube diameters from 1/8” to ¾”
  • NTC12 Tube Cutter, for tube diameters from 1/8” to 1¼”
  • NTR14 Internal/Eternal Reamer, for tube diameters from 1/8” to 1½”
  • NTD28 Tube Deburrer
  • NFG1 Flare Gauge, with six tube diameters from ¼” through ¾”

“This is the most automation-friendly, technologically advanced tool kit currently available, allowing technicians to save time and effort when working on mini-split installations, especially those with many tubing connections such as VRF systems,” said Stephen Rutherford, VP of HVAC Tools Business for NAVAC. “NAVAC’s advanced mini-split tool kit also provides substantial savings compared with buying its individual items piecemeal.”