Eastwood Tubing Flare Tool

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Eastwood Tubing Flare Tool

Post by jhartings » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:04 pm

I bought this Eastwood tubing flare tool, It claims it can do 3/8” stainless flares but I am having a tough time double flaring 3/8” stainless. Anyone else used this flare tool?

https://www.eastwood.com/professional-b ... -tool.html

For 3/16” steel lines it is amazing.

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Re: Eastwood Tubing Flare Tool

Post by tedlovesjeeps71 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:13 pm

I have one and it works great. Haven’t tried it on anything stainless yet.


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Re: Eastwood Tubing Flare Tool

Post by jhartings » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:58 pm

I broke mine doing 3/8 stainless double flare. Getting a replacement. Hope this one is better.


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Re: Eastwood Tubing Flare Tool

Post by rocklaurence » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:04 pm

Is the issue with the Dies not holding the tube and pushing the tube vs flaring the end? I've had that issue on all the flaring tools I've used--but mine were the cheap brand. IMO, the die should be twice as deep to provide a better grip on the tube.


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Re: Eastwood Tubing Flare Tool

Post by jhartings » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:37 am

No. It holds. The issue is the force needed to double flare is so much it breaks the threads of the machine. It’s well built, I just think I might need a hydraulic flare tool.

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