NAPA Flaring Tool #161A

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NAPA Flaring Tool #161A

Post by 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.

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Re: NAPA Flaring Tool #161A

Post by mraitch » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:32 pm

useful tool to have - thanks
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Re: NAPA Flaring Tool #161A

Post by 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:
http://www.eastwood.com/brakelines-live ... t=1EM1382A" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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