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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Re: Eastwood Tubing Flare Tool

Post by TurboJ4000 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:31 pm

I have found that the normal manual cheap style tool is generally extremely easy to use if you use an impact wrench. There is almost no extra bending force and it makes a damn near factory quality flare.
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