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Brake flaring tool

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Hi all , looking for recommendations on a decent brake line flaring tool as it’s coming to that time on the project  , don’t mind spending a bit as long as it’s easy to use and does a good job . Have done a search on here but no joy so any help much appreciated.

Cheers Ian

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Been using a one from machine mart for several years with no problems also take it with me when offroading as have damaged pipes in the past  packed in a small plastic case think they are around £30

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I have the handheld version of the sykes pickervant flaremaster 2. I got the kit with the bending, cutting & deburring tool included. You can get different tooling for different pipe sizes and flare shapes.

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I upgraded from a cheapy one to the same as Cynic-al mentioned, and found it much easier to get consistent quality flares out of it. Not cheap, but nice to have 

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I had a cheapy and managed to break it.... ended up with this style  fleabay which is idiot proof and small enough to get in above axles and hard to reach areas. 

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Cheers all , brought one of the cheaply ones when I rebuilt the 110 and it was rubbish , that flaremaster 2 looks a good bit of kit , although pricey , will have to see what pennies I have left after rebuilding the axles . If funds are tight then one like blanco uses will be the order of the day .

cheers all Ian 

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It's one of those things which is nice to have but you don't use very often, and usually end up lending it to others more than you use it yourself. 

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It’s nice to have good quality tools , but sometimes you have to way up usage against price and buy something a bit cheaper just because it makes sense.

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I also bit the bullet and bought a flaremaster 2 - it will last a lifetime so worth the money

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