Brake Line Flaring Tool? - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > General Tech > General 4x4 Discussion
Notices

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-07-2002, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Member # 39
Location: San Martin, CA
Posts: 2,302
Brake Line Flaring Tool?

I need to make some custom brake lines and I was wondering which flaring tool you have used. In the past, I have used the cheap $10 tools, but they don't work. I have heard to use the Ridgid brand from Home Depot. Which model number are you using?

Here is a link the the Ridgid flaring tools:
http://www.ridgid.com/catalog/73.html
__________________
Eric
Parts for Sale --> D44 shafts, 6 lug rims, air tank
Eric is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2002, 09:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Member # 3668
Location: Ft. Hell
Posts: 1,024
Wow that is alot nicer than the one I used Mine was a Napa special and it worked fine. Little harder for the double flare but it worked out great. Installed my new Wilwood proportioning valve and my brakes have never been better Go for it, and when your done send it to me and I will store it for you (and then finish my Jeep project ) Did I type that out loud?
bertha is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 01-07-2002, 09:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Member # 479
Posts: 1,572
I've always used the $3 parts house special. Never really had any problems. You sure as hell don't want to get in a hurry. I did all the hard line on my 14 using it and didn't have any problems.
POPE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-07-2002, 10:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Member # 7600
Location: edmonton alberta canada
Posts: 343
Blue point made by snap on. Works great.
__________________
jeeps with stuff
wild1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2002, 11:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
GloNDark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Member # 2482
Location: Gardnerville NV
Posts: 10,178
I have the summit tool and it worsk GREAT!! Looks very similar to the Home Depot one. Buy it, try it....if you don't like it take it back! Just keep it clean.
__________________
BUILD THAT FUCKING WALL!!!
GloNDark is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2002, 11:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Member # 3109
Posts: 55
I went to O'Reillys. They kinda rent tools. Bring your credit card and they will charge it on there - the price of the tool. Bring it back and they will credit your account back 100%. COOL.
yjfish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2002, 12:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Member # 498
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 2,547
Send a message via ICQ to WheelingPiazza Send a message via AIM to WheelingPiazza
I use one similar to the 345.. Mine has two clamps on the bas and a puller looking thing that resembles a pitman arm puller..

It works really nice.. any flairing tool will work as long as it does double flares. Its not really rocket science.. Get a few pieces of different size tubing to practice on and start cutting and flaring. when you feel your confindent enough then do your brake lines..

It should only take you three or four times to be confindent enough..
__________________
KI6PZZ, One of the wheelingpiazzas.
Dysfunctional Rockcrawlers (TDO)
WheelingPiazza is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2002, 12:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Member # 1169
Location: Antioch, CA.
Posts: 3,521
Send a message via Yahoo to Monkeyboy
So Steve, Do you want to come help me with my fuel and brake lines when the time comes.
Beer is quaranteed to be on hand
__________________
It was even more of a turn on when I found out she was doing me to buy baby formula
Monkeyboy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2002, 01:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Member # 5577
Location: Nowhere
Posts: 1,797
Either of those would work great for hard line. Just make sure they come with the double flaring attachment to flare the end back in. You have to do that for brakeline or it'll crack.
__________________
It's all here before your eyes / Safety is a big disguise / That hides among the other lies
Jakesteramalamajama is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2002, 01:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
XJJack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Member # 3698
Location: Hawthorne, CA
Posts: 847
Lokks like you need the 345-DL for double frares to do brake lines. Would be nice if the top one did doubles.
XJJack is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2002, 01:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Member # 362
Location: Roseville Ca
Posts: 292
Sears (Craftsman) has a pretty good flaring tool.
__________________
'75 CJ5 35's, waggy axels, 538's, NP435, AMC360 onboard air and welder
2004 Heritage Softail
SLADE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2002, 06:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Member # 2682
Location: Arlington, Va
Posts: 619
Quote:
Originally posted by SLADE
Sears (Craftsman) has a pretty good flaring tool.
Ive got one of those and its pretty crappy. the tube just slips unless its a soft metal
Ztec is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2002, 07:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Member # 5025
Location: Las Vegas NV
Posts: 358
Quote:
Originally posted by Ztec


Ive got one of those and its pretty crappy. the tube just slips unless its a soft metal
i had the craftsman and ended up going to the blue point/snap on like wild1
Tony Sobrito is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

** A VERIFICATION EMAIL IS SENT TO THIS ADDRESS TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION!! **

Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.