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Eastwood Professional Brake Tubing Flaring Tool is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 232.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from works great, obviously Chinese This tool does make great double flairs. I made a few trial runs first to get the hang of it and now they come out perfect every time. I was surprised at the amount of effort it takes to form the first step. It has to be clamped in a vise and it wants to move my whole bench. My complaint is the quality of some of the components. The two main parts of the tool are cast and look like something I might have gotten a bad grade on in high school metal shop. I can't understand why Eastwood (and us) accepts this poor quality, especially at this price. This is an expensive tool, even at the sale price. I guess this is what we've come to expect though.
Date published: 2013-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best tool I ever bought I have a bunch of custom cars I am working on and I have always hated flaring my own brake lines and you never can seem to find the right length premade. After throwing my old flaring tool across the garage I broke down and spent the money on the Eastwood flaring tool. I can honestly say this is one of the best tools I have ever bought, it worked perfectly the first time and literally takes seconds to make a perfect flare. Every time one of my buddies comes over I have to get it out and show them how well it works. I no longer cringe when I think about making a custom brake line, actually I am looking forward to using it again soon!
Date published: 2010-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fool if you pass it up took longer to unpackage (WHICH i got the tool the NEXT day, less then 20 hours after ordering), put in the vise and breeze through the instructions then to make the flare. 3/8" line. set die in place with line, adjust with tool (preset on turret), clamp down tight and set the OP1, pull, then OP2, pull and DONE! absolute beauty!!! the tool itself looks like cheap casting but i hope for YEARS of use!!! the time you save messing with one of those hand flare tools, you can be doing other things....its AMAZING tool, easy to use but takes some effort to pull the lever. Also, i flared factory Ford power steering line in the picture, NOT some thin wall brake line. 5 star for ease of use and quality of flare!!!
Date published: 2015-05-15
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How long are the die blocks? I need to flare tubing that has a bend radius not far from end of the tube

Asked by: acerman
These die blocks are 1 3/4" in length.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2017-05-01

Is this tool made for OD or ID tubing?

Asked by: Done right
This tool is designed for OD.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-04-17

Will this tool make British bubble flares on 3/16" tubing?

Asked by: wadvocat
This tool can make perfect bubble flares on 3/16 line.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-01-05

For the split dies, do you always use the beveled counterbores for flare forming? Are the non-beveled counterbores ever used?

Asked by: JeffGee
The flat side will be used for DIN flares.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-01-29

Do the holding die blocks make marks on the tubing beyond the flared area?

Asked by: seve
Any marks that may be left behind will be almost invisible to the naked eye.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-04-30

Is this tool made in the usa?

Asked by: 302ranger
This item is manufactured overseas.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2017-03-16

Where is this flaring tool made?

Asked by: Zephyr
This item is manufactured overseas in China.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2017-03-09

Will your professional flaring tool make a DIN flare on 6mm steel brake line?

Asked by: Tim T
As of my experience a few moments ago, the answer is no.  The die will not clamp 6mm line as it's sized for 6.35mm (1/4").  Even with 1/4" line, I'm not certain it will make a bubble flare.  Do will simply use  "1/4 OP1" for a bubble flare?  
Answered by: BMW E36
Date published: 2017-01-27
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Eastwood Professional Brake Tubing Flaring Tool

Item #25304 Brand: Eastwood

Create 3 kinds of precision flares,
in 5 sizes of tubing

In stock

Only $199.99



The Eastwood Pro Brake Flaring Tool lets you create 3 kinds of precision flares, in any of 5 sizes of tubing, in minimal time.

  • Create 45-degree single, double and bubble brake flares in seconds
  • Brake-flaring tool works with stainless steel, steel, and soft metal tubing
  • Use for brake lines, transmission cooler lines and fuel lines
  • Turret-style indexed head keeps all forming dies ready to use
  • Quick-release "T"-handle screw clamp securely holds the tube-retaining dies
  • Includes Pro forming tool; 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" and 4.75mm tube-retaining dies; handle; instructions and case

This brake line flaring tool will pay for itself with the first project, and it'll give you peace of mind knowing that your brake flares are of OE-precision quality and safety. You don't want to skimp on the brake system of your project vehicle!

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About Eastwood Professional Brake Tubing Flaring Tool

This brake flaring tool mounts in your vise to help you easily form 45-degree single, double and bubble flares in OE steel, stainless steel, and soft metal tubing for 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" and 4.75mm-diameter lines...which means it will handle all your plumbing jobs from brake lines to transmission cooler lines and fuel lines.

"Turret-style" design allows you to make those precision flares in minimal time. All the brake-flaring forming dies you need are mounted right on the turret, so there's no fumbling for small parts, no worry about missing dies. "T"-handle screw clamp securely holds your line in place during forming.
Compare to high-dollar European or U.S. models and see for yourself—you can't beat the high-quality results you'll get with this brake-flaring tool. It's a professional-grade tool at a do-it-yourself price. Imported.


Vise-mounted brake-line flaring tool is crafted of forged steel, with durable, hardened-steel forming surfaces and dies. Includes quick-release "T"-handle screw clamp; forming tool; 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" and 4.75mm-dia. tube-retaining dies; instructions; durable molded case.


Always wear appropriate eye protection.


1-year mfr's. warranty against defects.


Download Professional Brake Tubing Flaring Tool instructions in PDF format

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