Parts America, PEP BOYS, and Auto Zone all lend the tool for free.
On Mon, 1 Nov 1999, Tim Mullen wrote:
> My son's '85 El Camino developed a leak in the brake line (hole in the line),
>and I need to
> "splice" in a new piece of 1/4 inch steel brake line to replace the bad
>section. I don't want to have to replace the whole line, because 1) the rest
>of it's in good shape, and 2) I'd never be able to route a new line up, down,
>around, and through everything like the stock line.
> My problem is that my flaring tool (standard bar clamps from both sides;
>"cone" is screwed into the tubing) will not hold the new tubing tightly enough
>to flare the end (it pushes out of the clamp), let alone do a double flare.
>Any one have any suggestions as to where I can get a heavy duty flaring tool
>(that can also do double flares) at a reasonable cost. If it can do it in
>tight spaces, that's a plus. Since this is the first time in my life I've
>ever had to do a brake line, I don't need a super heavy duty, "do it for a
>living" tool, just one that will work well. If I have to go to Snap-on (or
>equivalent) I will, but price is the second priority after "do it right"...
> Tim Mullen