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Metric Flaring Tool...????

I'm in "brake" mode big time now.....

Does anyone have any recomendations for a metric flaring tool? Brand, size etc., etc........
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Re: Metric Flaring Tool...????

from what i understand the samurai uses a standard 3/16 flared pipe but uses 10mm nots insted so it would be a standard double flaring tool
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Re: Metric Flaring Tool...????

I just used a cheapo standard flaring kit.

I'd have to get to work to check the die sizes, but it does use a double flare.
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Re: Metric Flaring Tool...????

A standard double flaring tool has worked well for me.I
tried some cheapo brands and they didn't do the job.Ended
up getting a "Blue Point" brand tool from the Snap-On man
and if the directions are followed it always works.It cost
about $100.
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Re: Metric Flaring Tool...????

jc whitley had the dies for around 10.00
i bought the tool and the dies at advance for about 24.00

barnett performance has the line locks for about 40.00 each
so for about 110.00 you can have 2 line locks

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Re: Metric Flaring Tool...????

Rollerskate.....got your shop set up yet????huh, huh, huh???? we all want what you go but will you give us cake? Just looking for an update...a new thread might also work.
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Re: Metric Flaring Tool...????

Crow,
If you are looking for a good flaring kit , go find a Matco salesman or go to their website . I paid about $60 for mine , works absolutely better than the Blue Point or any other kit I've seen yet , and I've used almost every brand made professionally . Matco's is the only one I've seen that uses an interlocking head on the flare frame , so it stays centered on the tube keeping it from making off-center flares which are the cause of most line failures and leaks . BTW, the Suzuki's use a standard double 45* flare, 3/16" tube size with 10mm nuts . The good oem style nuts are very hard to find , do not use the ones from Napa that are blueish purple in color and have an extra nose on them , they do not work and will crack . Hope this helps,
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Satch,
I just picked up on your post at the tail end of this
thread.I'm currently renovating my rental house so I can
sell it.Proceeds from that will pay for my shop and start
up costs for the business.Then comes putting up the metal
building myself (with a little help from some buds).It's going
to be 2800 square feet so thats a major project,but I'm not
going to run out of room! You can tell a guy thats got his
priorities correct,the garage is twice as big as the house.
So,as you can see I've got a lot to do before I can
work on the shifters.However,I'll get to them as soon as possible! [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img]
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[/ QUOTE ] If you are looking for a good flaring kit , go find a Matco salesman or go to their website . I paid about $60 for mine , works absolutely better than the Blue Point or any other kit I've seen yet , and I've used almost every brand made professionally . Matco's is the only one I've seen that uses an interlocking head on the flare frame , so it stays centered on the tube keeping it from making off-center flares which are the cause of most line failures and leaks .


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As Sarge has stated the Blue Point flaring tool does give
a slightly off center flare but I've never had a leaky
line as a result.However,I am a junky for good quality
tools and now I'll have to go out and buy the Matco tool.
Thanks for the tip Sarge.
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Re: Metric Flaring Tool...????

I've had both the newer and older style Blue Point flaring kits , I always liked them but hated that off center flare . Finally did have a couple leak and cost me a return on a grain truck job and made me look bad . That one got fired into the dumpster real fast ..... Matco's new one has a notch in the frame of the press , so it locks onto the clamp frame in exactly the right spot and won't allow it to cam itself and flare off center , works excellent and they also guarantee their tips and parts...
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