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3/16 inch double flaring tool #5429944 05/15/20 02:20 PM
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I’ll hope to try out this flaring tool this weekend. Special purpose but it’s what I need. Anyone use one?

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Re: 3/16 inch double flaring tool [Re: Snagglefoot] #5429948 05/15/20 02:33 PM
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40 years ago I bought my double flaring kit that does all the different sizes. For all the time I've had it and all the jobs I've done, I think I only used the two common sizes for brake lines and fuel lines.

Re: 3/16 inch double flaring tool [Re: Snagglefoot] #5430033 05/15/20 04:29 PM
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Not that one in particular but a similar setup.

Make sure you get nice square cuts. Filing the end helps. I run a 1/8" drill bit down the inside of the line to clean them up.

And of course remember to slide the line nuts over before you make the flare, or you're stuck!

For a real set of giggles, do them under the car with the existing line while brake fluid slowly trickles out.

Re: 3/16 inch double flaring tool [Re: Snagglefoot] #5430155 05/15/20 06:58 PM
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Off topic, but did anyone notice the sticker on the Die Lubricant? "Not safe for consumption". Um.... thanks?

Anyways, good luck on the job. I absolutely detest making lines, and I'm decently good at it. It's just a pain no matter what, especially on-car.


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Re: 3/16 inch double flaring tool [Re: 14Accent] #5430180 05/15/20 07:26 PM
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Anyways, good luck on the job. I absolutely detest making lines, and I'm decently good at it. It's just a pain no matter what, especially on-car.

Brother you said a mouthful . Those things just plain SUCK.

Re: 3/16 inch double flaring tool [Re: Snagglefoot] #5430220 05/15/20 08:27 PM
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Used them often at work. Don't for get the nut before you flare,,, I hate when that happens.


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Re: 3/16 inch double flaring tool [Re: Snagglefoot] #5430305 05/15/20 10:40 PM
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3/16" is the toughest flare to get perfect. After cutting the line I file the tubing flush, Then run a Snap-on awl down it's throat. Then I oil the die before running it down.
I have Blue Point & Imperial double flare kits & both work well with the above prep.

Don't live in the rust belt, So bending & flaring lines isn't something we do on daily drivers. My experience comes from building cars from the ground up & doing disc brake conversions. I prefer doing single flare AN/JIC seamless stainless but it's so expensive only high-end jobs got that treatment.


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Re: 3/16 inch double flaring tool [Re: Snagglefoot] #5430427 05/16/20 07:20 AM
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Before you start the job, make sure the vehicle has double flare ends, and not ISO "Bubble" end flares. Not many still use double flare.


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