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Brake line double flaring tool

Post  JBR-3 on November 13th 2015, 4:45 pm

Who manufactures a GOOD double flare tool that will work on stainless line ?

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Re: Brake line double flaring tool

Post  bruno on November 13th 2015, 5:05 pm

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Re: Brake line double flaring tool

Post  yellowhorse7 on November 13th 2015, 5:58 pm


x100000

And buy the optional AN adapters. Best tool I own....well next to my JD2 bender lol
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Re: Brake line double flaring tool

Post  JBR-3 on November 13th 2015, 9:12 pm

OK thank you gents, looks like that's the one for me !

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Re: Brake line double flaring tool

Post  Doug Rahn on November 14th 2015, 10:58 am

Be careful about doing a double flare on stainless line. A lot will depend on the hardness of the stainless but generally it will crack more than 90% of the time where the flare is folded over on itself. When using stainless the norm is 37 degree AN single flare.
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Re: Brake line double flaring tool

Post  yellowhorse7 on November 14th 2015, 2:57 pm

Doug Rahn wrote:Be careful about doing a double flare on stainless line. A lot will depend on the hardness of the stainless but generally it will crack more than 90% of the time where the flare is folded over on itself. When using stainless the norm is 37 degree AN single flare.

Good advice. The way that I get around this is by heating with a plumbers torch until warm. Notice I said plumbers torch and not an oxy/acl piece. Too hot and the tubing structure is compromised.
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Re: Brake line double flaring tool

Post  JBR-3 on November 14th 2015, 3:35 pm

The stainless 3/16 line that you can commonly get, is that a kind of cheapie stainless
that is really only intended for corrosion resistance and not ultimate strength ?

I'm guessing they wouldn't sell stainless brake line that wasn't strong enough to be brake line.

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Re: Brake line double flaring tool

Post  jasonf on November 14th 2015, 8:39 pm

I have the same tool and it works perfect every time I have used it. I have never used it with stainless however. I have also heard to never double flare stainless. I have single 37* flares on my tbucket and haven't had a problem in the last 6 years since I bought it.
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Re: Brake line double flaring tool

Post  yellowhorse7 on November 14th 2015, 10:33 pm

jasonf wrote:I have the same tool and it works perfect every time I have used it. I have never used it with stainless however. I have also heard to never double flare stainless. I have single 37* flares on my tbucket and haven't had a problem in the last 6 years since I bought it.

Nothing wrong with double flaring stainless.....just do it right. Yes 37 is ultimately better but it is better for ANY flare
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