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Old 04-02-2009, 09:46 PM
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Good flaring tool

What are some good flaring tool for brake and fuel lines?

the autzone, napa ones are garbage.

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Old 04-02-2009, 10:44 PM
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Sears/Craftsman?
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:54 PM
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I know it's Harbor Freight, but this is the one you want.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=99642
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:03 PM
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matco. about 40 bucks
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:04 PM
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sears has the the cal van one for $20 which Im a little leary about since it looks like the napa,autozone etc garbage.

Eastman has the same exact one for the same price.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:21 AM
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Pro Flaring tool!

If your a hobby type user any of the usual tools mentioned will get the job done. If you're in a business which includes doing it right and getting it done; and you're the kind of guy who is not unwilling to invest in those two objectives you can't go wrong with this tool.

http://store.fedhillusa.com/flaringtools.aspx

directions and a video here:

http://www.fedhillusa.com/?page=tech2

These guys are great to do business with and have some unique products. They have high pressure splice fittings for SLS sytems and you won't find a better product than their Cunifer alloy line when it comes to getting all the lines with all the bends in place around the SLS valve. Good Luck!

Klann also makes a fine tool!
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:28 AM
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sears has the the cal van one for $20 which Im a little leary about since it looks like the napa,autozone etc garbage.

Eastman has the same exact one for the same price.
MATCO 40 DOLLARS
i have been using it for years. includes a cutter too
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Old 04-03-2009, 01:13 PM
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MATCO 40 DOLLARS
i have been using it for years. includes a cutter too
i checked the website and it was $85 and $90.
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:14 PM
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Well, years ago when he bought it, it was $40.00!

Don't go cheap! I mean, you're talking about brake lines here, not "break" lines!
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:52 PM
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yeah as they say you get what you pay for, but I cant really swing at this time so Ill get something to do the job for now
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:36 PM
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I think I still have a double-flare tool that I used for the metric SLS lines on my Euro 300D. It worked fine for me after a couple of practice flares. If you'd like, I can look for it and you can borrow it for cost of shipping.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:19 PM
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If your a hobby type user any of the usual tools mentioned will get the job done. If you're in a business which includes doing it right and getting it done; and you're the kind of guy who is not unwilling to invest in those two objectives you can't go wrong with this tool.

http://store.fedhillusa.com/flaringtools.aspx

directions and a video here:

http://www.fedhillusa.com/?page=tech2

These guys are great to do business with and have some unique products. They have high pressure splice fittings for SLS sytems and you won't find a better product than their Cunifer alloy line when it comes to getting all the lines with all the bends in place around the SLS valve. Good Luck!

Klann also makes a fine tool!
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:39 AM
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I think I still have a double-flare tool that I used for the metric SLS lines on my Euro 300D. It worked fine for me after a couple of practice flares. If you'd like, I can look for it and you can borrow it for cost of shipping.
In case this was overlooked....brake & fuel lines should be double flared.
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