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Advice on brake flaring tool

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Just after a bit of input here guys.. Going to buy a double flaring tool and I noticed that some do 45 and other 37 degree flares?? I thought it would be universal, whats best? I came across this one from ATD , I thought it might be ok as I believe this one does bubble flares as well.. Its the very very minimum I would consider buying

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What do you guys use?

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i have a 56 f100 and all the fittings are 45*
i purchased my kit from Inline Tube and is similar to the other ones shown on your link.
i've had no problems although i have bent the tolley bar. would love a hydraulic version but can't justify the expense considering how often i might use it.
the 37* version is for the later AN (army and navy??) fittings utilising the stainless tubing.
http://www.inlinetube.com/ inline tube link may prove interesting reading
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I have just bought one of these. Have not used it as yet, but looks ok quality.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DELUXE-INDEX-TYPE-PIPE-BRAKE-DOUBLE-FLARING-TOOL-KIT-SET-3-16-5-8-NEW-/141124181098?pt=AU_Building_Materials&hash=item20dba81c6a

                      
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[b]stuey (11/26/2013)the 37* version is for the later AN (army and navy??) fittings utilising the stainless tubing.

To avoid confusion, the 37 degree flare is not limited to stainless. It can be steel or aluminum. If your vehicle is stock, all of the flares are 45 degree and the brake lines use a double flare.
I can't recommend a tool but I think you are on the right track. The ones you typically find at the parts store are junk.


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Talkwrench the unit you are looking at looks way fancier than the one I use. Mine is the KD unit shown in the right margin of the ad you posted. It works well enough if you are careful and patient. Mine is probably closer to the junk Charlie is referring to than the one you are looking at.

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Talkwrench, I was just on ATD website. They have a PDF of the instructions and the ATD-5483 looks really nice. I like the way it lines up everything and holds it in a straight line. I may get one of those myself to replace my "typically found at the parts store junk". Haha, not really, I have an older Snap-on flaring tool that has been used a lot of use and has seen better days.

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Slick I hate to tell you but that tool you bought simply wont work.. Im even tossing up on that ATD one, mainly because they cant hold the pipe. If you look at a lever type with the turret you will see the size of the clamp jaws are close to 1 3/4" long and that's how you hold something! IF that ATD works...? it could have an advantage because of its size and .... possibly.. could be used on the car. Just hard trying to find a happy medium as they can be expensive and harder to come by here in Australia so postage goes on top..

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Recently got one of these from Brake Quip http://www.brakequip.com/tools.html Once the tubing is cut and deburred, you can make an excellent double flare in seconds... a little pricey, but does beautiful work. The tool is vice mounted . Clamp in the tubing, select the punch from the rotating turret, pull the lever, select the finish punch to set the flare, pull the lever again, unclamp and you're done. Takes longer to explain it here than to make a flare. The tubing holders don't mar the tube . Only short coming is the ability to flare close to an angle (bend in tubing) as the tube clamping dies are about 1 to 1 1/2 inches long. The optional 37 degree tooling is for AN fittings that use ferrules and a single flare....aircraft style. Barry
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Article on YouTube on tool i bought from eBay for $60.

He gets to the nitti gritti about 2:55

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUDyEu_NYK8

                      
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Check out what RIDGID has. They have some very good tube forming tools. They usually have a couple of different ranges of quality.


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