Professional Brake Tubing Flaring Tool
Product Review (submitted on April 9, 2013):
I have only made one flare with it but I thought I would rather pay for the tool than one set of preformed and preflared brake lines. I bought a hard line with flare nuts and flares on each end but one flare nut didn't fit and the length was not right (prop. valve up to MC). so I cut the line, slid on the old flare nut and put it in the new tool. At first I did not clamp it down tight enough and the line moved when I tried to flare it. Next time I tightened the clamp a little firmer (did not want to strip the threads of a $200+ tool) and it worked perfectly. I was careful to know where the end of travel was on the lever (its about 135 deg from start). Again, did not want to screw up an expensive new tool. but it worked perfectly. I lubed the dies before flaring. It says to use antiseize but it cakes up, I used light oil. the flare did not leak and looked like factory. I got it 10% off and had returned a flaring tool to a competitor that no matter what the line would slide through the clamp.