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Eastwood Professional Brake Tubing Flaring Tool is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 230.
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 Eastwood Professional Tubing Flaring Tool I bought the tubing flaring tool awhile ago, but wanted to use it a few times before leaving a review. I used it, and like anything else new to me, it took a couple practice lines but I got used to it, everything was great. It is everything that you guys at Eastwood, and all the people that left the great reviews said it is. I am by no means a pro, but with this flaring tool and the Eastwood 180 Degree Tubing Bender that I purchased, I think my lines are better then some of the work I've seen, and its much quicker with the right tools thanks to you. I recommend this tool to anyone that gets a thrill out of doing something yourself, and doing it right !!
Date published: 2015-07-08
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent flaring tool Once you get over the price and get one in your hands and see it's performance, you may forget what it cost. Bought it to do stainless stell, and stainless steel it did...took a couple practice runs(I kept cracking the inner flare on operation 2, just had to relax a little on the lever) On mild steel, will continuosly(fromthe first flare) make a perfect double 45 degree flare. If you need a double flare and don't want to play with the slipping of the tube or the uneven flares, climb the price hill to see the fantastic view of easy perfect flares.
Date published: 2012-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Excellent I am redoing all the lines on a 40 year old car and bought one of the bar-type flaring tools...a quality one. I struggled with it but just couldn't master the perfect flare, on my first attempt to bleed the brakes, fluid came pouring out of the connectors...made me feel stupid. So I threw in the towel and bought the Eastwood tool...which is simply amazing. This makes a perfect flare every time versus 1 out of 10 with the bar style...and is really fun to use. Just the read the other reviews...this is one of the best tools I now own...the price is just fine for what I received.
Date published: 2011-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent tool For years I have been unable to produce a decent double flare on 3/16 brake lines. Maybe 1 on 5 was good enough to use. This tool produced an excellent flare on the first try. The next several were also good, both bubble and US. I would offer one suggestion for use with the "plastic coated" pre-made lines. I experienced some slippage in the die resulting in a bad flare. My solution was to rub chalk (blackboard) on the OD where the die contacts tube (old machinest trick), problem solved. I would recommend this tool.
Date published: 2009-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very nice tool indeed I'm no expert but "This tool rocks!" I used this professional brake tubing flaring tool for my 3/16" stainless steel brake lines and am amazed how smooth and simple this tool works. Perfect flairs each time. The key is to make sure the line has been prepped correctly before the use of this tool. The only weakness IMO is the clamp. I overtightened it and it snapped at the pivoting hinge point. Either there is not enough strength in the material used or I was Conan the Barbarian when it snapped. Should have been made of steel. Eastwood came right through and replaced it in no time. I would recommend it to anyone who is frustrated with cheaper hand held kits.
Date published: 2011-01-13
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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: 2016-12-31

Is this tool made in the usa?

Asked by: 302ranger
This item is manufactured overseas.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2016-12-31

Where is this flaring tool made?

Asked by: Zephyr
This item is manufactured overseas in China.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2016-12-31

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

Will the flaring tool work on the Volkswagen beetle brake lines?

Yes, yo ucan use the tool on any brake lines to create the flares listed.
Answered by: MikeL
Date published: 2016-11-05

Have you started selling this with the 37* flare die, instead of the 45* die yet?

Asked by: Kevin1456
so. no. the tool does not come with either the 37* or 45*, you would need to purchase the 37* die on top of the price of the tool.  Most people who build custom tubes in the automotive world, use 37* AN fittings, where this would be useful. 45* if used mostly in HVAC and other applications. THERE SHOULD BE AN OPTION TO RECEIVE A 45* or 37* DIE.
Answered by: Kevin1456
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


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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