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I work in the heating and cooling business and I own a Malco flaring tool.It works fantastic for copper heating and cooling lines and I would highly recommend it for that purpose. I bought a double flare die set to use in conjunction with said tool in order to run new hard lines for the brakes on my 54' project. My attempts went as follows, With 6 attempts I had 4 bubbled lines under the double flare so that the nut would not slide up, 1 cracked flare, and 1 good flare. Big Fail. My manager, who is more mechanical than heating guy, loaned me his Snappy tool truck double flare kit. This made all of the difference in the world. I successfully flared 6 of the 10 needed for the truck in an afternoon (between house projects). By the end of the weekend I will have completed all of my brake lines.( but probably not the house projects. A man has to have his priorities) My advice is to buy or borrow the best quality tool possible for critical jobs that is designed specifically for the task at hand. I now know that I should own a quality brake/fuel line flaring kit as I believe this will not be my only build. As Stacey's advice did me right with the Fast Orange detergent, I will follow it again and visit the Cornwell tool web page for a quality double flaring kit without the Holy Crap price from Snappy. Now as Stacey says, "Go build something"
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WHAT HE SAID - GO BUILD SOMETHING
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I have found in 40+ years in the Automotive Industry, cheap tools yield poor results. Glad it worked O.K. for you on your brake lines. Someone told me years ago if you need a tool more than once you need it in your tool box. You won't go wrong with quality tools.