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Pat reminded me about Harbor Freight Tools in my other post so I have been checking out their site. Happened upon a Double Flaring Tool for under $10. This is a must have tool in my opinion ... I paid almost $50 through Eastwood and this tool paid for itself 10 times over. I highly recommend this one for the tool box.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/taf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=40878

Just practice with it a bit before creating your final brake lines.

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Dang, I need to get down there more often. A lot of their stuff is made You-Know-Where but I bought a decent Makita die grinder there, so there's deals to be had.

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Jay, for that price, buy two....you'll likely need them, especially when double flaring 3/16" tubing....the double flaring insert will likely bend or break....

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That's exactly why I'm gonna buy one from them. The insert on my $40 set is bent (3/16")...

I might actually look for a place that just sells the 3/16" insert in bulk, it's basically the only one I use.

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I finally got fed up and made one out of drill rod and left it annealed so the little tit wouldn't break off...it's a lot stronger than the standard ones but still not impossble to break....that darned SS line is tough stuff....I found it was a lot easier to double flare if I warmed it up a bit first...

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Unfortunately I can't remember where I bought mine online....it was a bit more than $9.99 but it is a made in USA brand...the second purchase I made was five 3/16" inserts at about a buck a piece. I definately suggest having the extra inserts on hand.
 
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