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Double Flare tool...(need one)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SCJimmy, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. SCJimmy

    SCJimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I need to buy a double flare tool for brake line work.

    I tried the Autozone "OEM" loaner tool, but the POS clamp block would not hold the tube tight enough to make the first flare. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    I need to buy one ASAP, to modify my new In-Line tubing for my 14bff.

    I'm assuming I will need a standard tool, not a metric.
    Can anyone tell be where to buy a good one?

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  2. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Some Sears carry them but I don't think you'll find a 24hr drive thru window there /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  3. bowtiepower00

    bowtiepower00 1/2 ton status

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    If you're willing to spend a bit your local Snap-on man will have one.
     
  4. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I got mine from the local tool store for around $40.
     
  5. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I got mine from Summit. $35 or so. I haven't used it yet, so I can't tell you how well it works.
     
  6. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Local auto parts store - mine was $30. Generic brand, but I can make some good looking flares. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    florida4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I tried the cheapo's but settled on a blue point from the snap on man. $85.00. I bet the ridgid that is available from home depot will do as good a job for half the price. The trick is to get the tube clamp on TIGHT so the tube dont move....

    Now if I had to do it all over again then I would get this:

    http://www.thetoolwarehouse.net/shop/MAS-71475.html

    It's only money right? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  8. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    You could get either this one from Snap-on
    Description:

    Makes double or single flares on soft steel, brass, or aluminum tubing from 3/16" to 1/2" OD. Makes a smooth fitting, crack free 45° flare. Set includes five adaptors, yoke assembly, bar assembly, and handle. Plastic storage case included.

    Product Specifications
    Stock Number TF5
    Name Set, Double Flaring Tool
    Price** $40.05

    Or this one from Snap-on
    Description:

    Contains TC28C Tubing Cutter and a double flaring set with a flaring bar, rod handle, yoke, and 5 adaptors: 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", and 1/2". Plastic storage case included.

    Product Specifications
    Stock Number TF528D
    Name Set, Tube Cutting and Double Flaring
    Price** $109.95
    DESCRIPTION Tubing Cutter/Double Flaring Set
     
  9. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    use a wrench or big pliers to tighten the autozone one up tighter than just by hand, this will hold the line

    works for me everytime
     
  10. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    [ QUOTE ]
    use a wrench or big pliers to tighten the autozone one up tighter than just by hand, this will hold the line

    works for me everytime

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    Yep I usually don't have a wrench handy at the counter so I use pliers. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    That tool works great when it's new, but when the knurls wear out in the holder part from too many customers using it without tightening the wing nuts, it's not worth a shi* so I damage them out so the next customer doesn't get that BS.
     

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