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Looking to get a good and reasonably priced 37 deg flare tool to do -3AN fittings for my trucks brake lines. I need some for cheap like $50 and some for well over $300 which i'm sure are awesome but what has people used that worked good on here. Thanks. I won't use it very often so don't feel like spending a lot like more than $150 for one currently. Anyone have experience with this Rigid one for 37 deg or 45 degree?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ridgid-41162-Model-377-Precision-Non-Ratcheting-Flaring-Tool/302668717226
 
That Rigid one isn't bad. If you are used to using the cheapo parts store flaring tools, it's really good! We used it several times to repair pressure lines on rockets that had been damaged after being installed/welded in place.

That said, it still wasn't a joy to use and could be a PITA still. If you don't plan on using it much, it's a good choice, but I'm holding out for the $300-ish one, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HOXT84...psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&tag=91812054244-20
 
I had a nice hydraulic flaring tool years ago but I hardly ever used it and sold it to free up some money for other equipment now I wish I had it back.
 
Looking to get a good and reasonably priced 37 deg flare tool to do -3AN fittings for my trucks brake lines. I need some for cheap like $50 and some for well over $300 which i'm sure are awesome but what has people used that worked good on here. Thanks. I won't use it very often so don't feel like spending a lot like more than $150 for one currently. Anyone have experience with this Rigid one for 37 deg or 45 degree?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ridgid-41162-Model-377-Precision-Non-Ratcheting-Flaring-Tool/302668717226

I have the 37 deg version of this, did all the -3AN lines on my buggy build. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Super easy and I never needed to redo any flares. FWIW the whole truck was done with nickel/copper line.
 
You didnt say what you were flaring but i bought this for my alum trans/fuel lines with no issues

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I'm going to use 3/16 stainless lines for my brakes

I guess it's worth mentioning, when I used the Rigid one, I used it on 1/4" 316 stainless, Inconel and titanium. I never used it on The standard soft brake lines. It would probably be really easy for those.
 
That Rigid one isn't bad. If you are used to using the cheapo parts store flaring tools, it's really good! We used it several times to repair pressure lines on rockets that had been damaged after being installed/welded in place.

That said, it still wasn't a joy to use and could be a PITA still. If you don't plan on using it much, it's a good choice, but I'm holding out for the $300-ish one, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HOXT84...psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&tag=91812054244-20

I have one like this. Works very well. Just remember to put the fitting on.
 
Have parker bending tools would look for parker flaring tools as well.

The parker store in west Sacramento flares and bends stainless lines and sells tools to do the same.
 
OK going to get a better tool because the more I think about this stuff the more I'm deciding I want to run hard lines for the fuel and most of the trans cooler lies as well with just a piece of steel braided at the ends for flex/vibration from the urethane motor/trans mounts.
 
I have the mastercool handheld hydraulic one, you're welcome to use if you'd like?
 
I have flared -10 stainless with the rigid no problems. best bang for the buck IMO
 
Bump.

It's time to tell the girlfriend what to get me for Christmas.

I need something that can do 37deg flares in steel sizes up to 1" for hydraulics on the loader and stainless in small sizes for automotive use. Ideally closer to $50 than $100 but whatever.
 
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