Will this Ebay job do it? https://www.ebay.com...2?ul_noapp=true
Brake Line Flaring Tool Z31
Posted 02 December 2017 - 01:36 PM
I hope so - I bought the same tool (without the tube cutter) from eBay for $42 last week;
I chose it on the basis that it seems to be the same as the 'Draper 23312 Expert 3/16" SAE Hand-Held Brake Pipe Flaring Tool' except that the clamping bolts are shorter.
I think its also the same as the 'Eastwood On Car Flaring Tool for 3/16 Tubing p/n 31244' and the 'Powerhand Brake Line Flare Tool'.
The Draper tool was tested in the February 2013 edition of the UK magazine "Classics Monthly".
It scored 9/10 and won the 'Test WInner' and 'Pro Choice' awards in the test.
I have not used it yet, but it is certainly a high quality tool. The branded versions usually sell for a lot more.
Some user reviews here;
Edited by GongZ, 02 December 2017 - 02:26 PM.
Posted 02 December 2017 - 05:05 PM
I just noticed that the tool has been improved over the one tested in 2013.
Step 2 in the Classics Monthly Review is no longer applicable.
The tool has a hole through it to act as a window and the stop block can be screwed all the way in. The pipe is then inserted and will align with the line on the tool as shown in my photo below;
Posted 02 December 2017 - 05:48 PM
That's good news GongZ, thanks. Somewhere in the back of my messy mind was something about Japanese flares being different to American ones. But that's it.
Posted 03 December 2017 - 10:58 AM
Google tells me that it's the euro ones which are different, US and Jap ones are the same. Seeing that the tool is marked 'SAE' it should be good for our cars.
Posted 03 December 2017 - 02:35 PM
Yes Richard, and the correct brake line nuts are known as "10mm x 1.0 Fine thread, male, fully threaded, steel nut - SAE flare"
"10mm x 1.0 Fine thread, male, fully threaded, steel nut, 16mm long overall.
This is the standard Asian style nut used with 3/16"/4.75mm (CNF-3) SAE flared tubing"
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