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Old 11th May 2019, 15:45   #1
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Looking to buy a brake flaring tool that can be used on the car, must work with all kinds of pipe including steel. What do you have?
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Old 11th May 2019, 18:16   #2
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Looking to buy a brake flaring tool that can be used on the car, must work with all kinds of pipe including steel. What do you have?
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I'm only going to recommend one Mark

This one.......LINK

I've had mine for about ten years, and it still produces perfect flares, on everything from copper (which I don't use) KuniFer, and importantly steel on the car

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Old 11th May 2019, 19:59   #3
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I'm only going to recommend one Mark

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Shock, horror, SD1too agrees with marinabrian!

Yes, I own a Sykes Picavant Flaremaster 2 as well and thoroughly recommend it.

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I don't need one at the moment but am tempted to buy one to celebrate the rare event!
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Old 16th November 2019, 19:11   #5
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Does anyone have any particular recommendations for a quality supplier of brake pipe? The reason I ask is that my Sykes pickavant flaring tool is letting the pipe slip through the dies.

My current stock of kunifer pipe is branded “Saville” but the pipe OD measures 4.58-4.60mm which is less than the supposed 4.76mm on the label and makes for poor flares.
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Old 16th November 2019, 19:32   #6
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Automec have been the leaders in this sort of thing for as long as I can remember Gary.

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Old 16th November 2019, 20:13   #7
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I think these have been suggested in a previous thread or two
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Discovery-DIN-4-75mm-Flare-3-16-Copper-Brake-Pipe-Line-Repair-Kit/362172180875

or this
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-16-X-25-FT-Cupro-Nickel-Kunifer-Brake-Pipe-Tubing-Car-Van-EN12449-4-76mm/311892050848

and this
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Copper-Brake-Pipe-Female-Fittings-x-10-10mm-metric-unions-fittings-kit/232660842315

I thought a different flaring kit had also been recommended but I cant find the link

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This looks like a proud manufacturer where they actually state the BS specifications on the pipe itself.. Will probably give these guy a go. Be interstate to see what the OD is compared to the other stuff have used in the past.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-16-Brak...0AAOSwHIBdnvo6
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Old 17th November 2019, 00:38   #9
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Yep, I have a full set of the one above, cost me 140 quid but will work on all pipework and sizes. Excellent bit of kit! Buy right, buy once!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/12389522157...8aAgGNEALw_wcB
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I've had mine for about ten years, and it still produces perfect flares, on everything from copper (which I don't use) KuniFer, and importantly steel on the car

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Superb bit of kit. Only used it for flaring Kunifer on the cars, but I tested it on some old steel pipes that I had replaced on the Freelander and it worked just as well with steel.
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