NAPA Flaring Tool #161A

Share your experiences here with those favorite tools or tips that work well.

Moderators: notoptoy, garth, S Allen

User avatar
Roadster Fanatic-Site Supporter
Posts: 566
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2003 3:27 pm
Location: Colton, Wa

NAPA Flaring Tool #161A

Postby dynaguy » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:14 pm

I'm in the process of building brake lines for my sr20 car. Having never attempted this process, I scoured cyberspace for helpful advise. It seems that achieving the proper flare was quite an art. I came across a flaring tool at my friendly NAPA store that works pretty slick. It tightly holds the brake line while forming the two parts of the flare. Also it aligns the flaring parts square with the tubing. Both were problems that others had using the old style hand operated tools. I've done a few flares and am quite impressed with the end result. It will be awhile before I can test under pressure, but I'm pretty confident with my connections. Cost was about $30, I think it was on special when I bought it though.


Pat Mahoney
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Site Supporter
Posts: 2460
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:03 pm
Location: Lake Balboa (SFV) - CA

Re: NAPA Flaring Tool #161A

Postby mraitch » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:32 pm

useful tool to have - thanks
Peter Harrison
1970 1600 (Stroker) - TOAD SAN (Eliza)
Lake Balboa (SFV) , California

User avatar
Vendor-Site Supporter
Posts: 7919
Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:55 pm
Location: Winston-Salem, NC and Ocala, FL

Re: NAPA Flaring Tool #161A

Postby notoptoy » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:39 pm

There is a really nice Eastwood video on this, it's long, but has great info and shows some other tools as well.
I got a "better" (for them) set from harbor freight that works nicely as well.
Video: ... t=1EM1382A
"When all else fails, force prevails!" Ummm, we're gonna need a bigger hammer here.

67.5 SPL311 H20 w/5 speed
65 Impala Convertible
2017 C43 AMG

Return to “Garage Tools and Tips”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

Datsun Roadster : Disclaimer