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Unread 11-15-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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Flaring Set Recommendation

Does anyone have a recommendation from personal experience for a brake / fuel line flaring set? Wanting to avoid a cheap set that brakes after a few uses. Been searching around a bit and have seen plenty of bad reviews.

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Unread 11-15-2012, 06:33 PM   #2
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I have a Lisle brand that I have used for probably 15 years. Don't use it very often 15-20 times or so. Have had good luck with it. Lot better quality than you will get from Harbor Freight.

You can get them at O'reilly's around here.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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Not sure brand mine is, but get one that is rated for stainless and will do double flares.
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Unread 11-16-2012, 04:00 AM   #4
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MoC if you have the money I would go with a Ridgid flare tool these are the Stienway's of flaring tools they are soild and all ways produce a great flare.

http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/345-Flar...l/EN/index.htm
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Unread 11-16-2012, 06:24 AM   #5
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2X on the Rigid set. Comes in a heavy duty blow molded case and makes great double flares or fuel line type flares/bulges or whatever they are called
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Mine is a Preformance tool W80670, I probably got it at a auto parts store, O'Reillys. probably done over 3 dozen flares with it. Haven't had a problem.

I've found , as with a lot of other things, practice makes perfect.

I would suggest the Ridgid tubing cutter. I have the close quarters one and the standard size. Don't cheap out on the cutter.


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On edit, I haven't tried it on SS tube.

2nd edit. I've only flared 3/16" brake line with this tool. I just tried a 5/16" line, the small die wouldn't fit in the tube. The next size down was too small.
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So based on my 2 edits, I wouldn't buy this tool again. It did do a 3/8" line ok.

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3/8" tube
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3/16" tube


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So based on my 2 edits, I wouldn't buy this tool again. It did do a 3/8" line ok.

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3/8" tube
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3/16" tube


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There's a comment to be made about that little tube between your legs but I'll just leave it at that........

I bought a cheapo set and haven't used it yet. Once I opened the case it didn't look like it could handle more than being looked at. It'll soon be replaced with something better.
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