Best On The Car Brake Flaring Tool From Eastwood



Eastwood on the car flare tool: $39.99: http://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-on-car-flaring-tool-for-3-16-tubing.html

I’ve been a fan of the vice mounted Eastwood brake flaring tool for some time. However, it doesn’t work on the car. Eastwood has addressed this by coming up with a new tool that you can use on the car!

As you’ll see in the video, there really was no other tool that was going to work for this job on my Acura Vigor. Now I have a proper double union flare repair on my brake line as a result. I’ll let the video speak for itself on the rest.

Vice mounted flare tool: http://www.eastwood.com/professional-brake-tubing-flaring-tool.html?reltype=2&parent_id=52409

Brake Line Forming Pliers: http://www.eastwood.com/ew-brake-forming-tool-pliers.html

Eastwood Vacuum Bleeder: http://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-brake-bleeder.html

Other stuff you may need

Brake line union kit: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/k-tool-04029-brake-line-union-3-16-qty-5#oid=1002_1

3/16″ brake line: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/k-tool-03963-brake-line-galfan-coated-3-16-x-25-coil#oid=1002_1

Crow foot set: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/gearwrench-89119-10-piece-metric-crow-wrench-set#oid=1002_1

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Eastwood Vice Mounted Flare Tool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxeA1lhSCsk

How To Bend Brake Lines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqyoTWFZ5K4

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41 Comments

  1. Nice video man. 👌👍
    I don't have time to read all the comments. I guess maybe someone else has allready asked you the same thing I will:
    Why are you still using the double flare ?
    I want to belive that the bubble flare is stronger….

  2. OMG.. very helpful video Eric. Struggling with some easy exposed lines that.. the tool I have now is just not producing good flares on. Convinced at this point that the cheapo tool.. is producing cheapo flares. 🙂 Hoping the eastwoodtool ..

  3. Thanks for the reviews of both Eastwood flaring tools. I have spent about $100 over the years on cheap flaring tools that produced frustration rather than flares. The auto part stores stock throw away tools and I have been looking for a quality tool for some time. I am buying the Eastwood on car tool so I can finish the job properly, with a minimum of frustration.

  4. Why not remove the old line from the caliper area and flare it up – and attach it to a nice 6-8ft piece that will allow u to work in a more servicable place.

  5. Just used this as I purchased to fix a brake line on a 1966 Mustang I am restoring. It works awesome. Very easy and saved me from replacing an entire steel line just because the one line stripped at the proportion valve. Cut the line with a min-pipe cutter, used the flare tool and new fitting…bang, done. I DID DO A NEWBIE GOOF on the first flare. Yes, I know better but forgot to put the fitting on first…DUH…recut, reflared..Okay, now I am done. Thank you eastwood and thank you for tipping me off Eric

  6. Another helpful video Eric. Well done, entertaining and informative. Especially like the two screw driver bending technique on the line. You also confirmed my suspicion that I had the one die that was miss-marked with "OP1 arrow" pointing towards the end that should be used as OP2. Thanks.

  7. Old video I know, but still hoping someone can answer this for me. Need to replace the flare nut on my brake line (where the hardline meets rubber line at the caliper), since its stripped. I plan on cutting it off and (hopefully) re-flaring the line on the vehicle but am not 100% sure the flare type……double flare or bubble flare. Its a 2002 Honda CR-V (same as you element EricTheCarGuy?). TIA.

  8. I think I'll buy this tool now for a job where the hard line meets the rubber hose in the wheel well. Thank you for demonstrating. In Pennsylvania (and maybe in other states with vehicle inspection requirements) such a repair would not pass inspection and would have to be redone by replacing the entire line back to the nearest original fitting. A mechanic here informed me that all brake line work must result in a braking system which is "factory or better", i.e. no more fittings or unions than the vehicle had when it rolled off the assembly line.

  9. Hey ETCG, what kind of lubricant did they include? Wondering if it's somehow brake fluid compatible? How did you handle cleaning that up? Brake cleaner and then go? Or something else. Thanks for the video!

  10. I wish I had known about this tool before. looks like it does a perfect flare. great job Eric and thanks for all your very helpful videos that have allowed me to learn and have saved me some money as a DIYer

  11. are you oartnered with eastwood Eric? I only ask cause im looking for an unbiased answer to the following question

    Is the eastwood vice set the same as the ktool one? they both look the same and are priced closely

  12. great video I need some advice on a p0783 on a 98 Dodge ram. as in the difficulty because I want to do it myself and help my dad out. but he took it to a mechanic and the solenoid is located deep in the transmission. just wanted to know your thoughts and any advice would awesome

  13. The brake lines on my '98 Toyota have some sort of plastic/rubber coating on them, these are the original brake lines and they never rusted. Most car manufacturers continue to use plain steel for brake lines (instead of stainless steel or a coating) so if you live in a wet climate you will have to deal with rusted brake lines sooner or later. Unless you coat them yourself when the car is new.

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