I do the same as Brian. No matter the flaring tool I'v used, I'v never made a good dbl flare. Only 1 that ever worked for me was the hydraulic 1 I got to use a couple times a few years ago, but I can't afford/ justify that cost when I can go to the parts store and buy the lines I need fairly cheap. living in the rust belt, I usually have a couple lengths hanging at all times. just in case.. Napa's will often have the flaring tools to make you custom lengths also...
The cheap flaring tools pretty much don't work at all, and they work 'better' as you go up in price, but it might just be me, there never 100% straight after the flare is done.. I know my local mechainc has an Imperial Eastmen, but he does lots of brake lines in the winter
Last edited by matt167; 06-12-2011 at 11:49 AM.