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Brake flaring tool

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1HighK5, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. 1HighK5

    1HighK5 1/2 ton status

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    Where can I get a good brake flaring tool to do my steel lines with. The one my buddy has is a real peice it is the worst so I wanna buy a good one. Where can i get one and what name or kind is a good one. Please help
     
  2. gmcman7202

    gmcman7202 1/2 ton status

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    other than the snapon one i have used, i have had good luck with the one i picked up at the local bumper to bumper for 25 bucks.... worked just like the snapon.... it was some generic brand, but better than the one at harbor freight
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    how much you want to spend? i have a sweet unit that does 5 american 4 metric bubble 3 push conect fuel and 2 oring fuel/power steering lines. it is hand held hydrolic. pump the lever with your thumb. easy to use and works great. cost is pricy $$$
     
  4. 1HighK5

    1HighK5 1/2 ton status

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    I don't think i need all that just somthing better then the worn out junk my buddy lent me
     
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    wforicv 1/2 ton status

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    I bought the Harbor Freight junk. It is not very impressive, but it did a good job on my 14BFF lines. I think I got it under $10.00. It may fall apart next time, but I got $10 off use out of it and no leaks.

    Eric
     
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    Just a side note: the more square and burr-free that the end of the tube is, the beeter the flare will be.
     
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    I bought mine from Napa for about $20. It works fine for the few times I use it.
     
  8. DieselDan

    DieselDan 1/2 ton status

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    Get a flaring tool that uses hex head (instead of wing-nuts)to grip the tube and to press the flare. I've used a bunch of different versions and the one I bought at a local autoparts store works pretty good for the money. Brand name is "Pr" :confused:
     
  9. ck_1500

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    Rigid makes a heavy duty double flaring tool. It's about $80.00, but it does a
    professional job. They are available from Grainger. I'm sure an industrial supply house can order you one also.
     
  10. spearchucker

    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    Rent one for free from Autozone.
     

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