Thread: Brake flaring
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Old 04-13-2017, 01:32 PM   #5
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Re: Brake flaring

ive been the brake line guy at every mechanical job ive ever had as no one likes to do them, i always enjoyed doing them for some reason. and all the cheap kits just suck, for some reason when your tightening the tool always wants to go sideways and make a ugly flare

even using some of the snap on ones it still takes a while to get used to. i finally broke down and bought one of these

amazing tool that goes in your vise, you can literally make factory perfect flares in like 5 seconds once you get the hang of it. they go for around $200 which is not practical for someone whos going to do brake lines once every 10 years

my best advice is just pick up any old cheap flare kit and just practice on a few lines before doing the one you want to do
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