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Author:  SprintMWU773V [ Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:55 am ]
Post subject:  Brake Pipe Flaring Tool

I need to replace some brake lines on my van and think now would be a good time to invest in a brake pipe flaring tool to make SAE/DIN flares inc double flares. Perhaps I should have bought one when I did the Dolly but never mind! Potentially I might convert the van to dual MC so being able to make my own pipes would be good, plus it' a good excuse to buy more tools!

I'm after a vice mounted one ideally rather than an on car type but of course new Sykes ones are stupid money and even used fetch a fair bit. Wondering if anyone could suggest any alternatives? I imagine there's a lot of rubbish out there made of Chinesium and brakes are of course critical. Oh and it must be capabale of flaring Kunifer as that's all I use.

Author:  dollyman [ Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Brake Pipe Flaring Tool

Hi Mark,

I dont think i am to far away from you? "Woore"
I have have a churchill one you can use if you want? And a bending tool... You can just pop along and have a play :D

Cheers,
Tony.

Author:  tony g [ Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Brake Pipe Flaring Tool

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAKE-PIPE-T ... Swx5RanZc2
Last you a lifetime with the right tools

Tony

Author:  yorkshire_spam [ Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Brake Pipe Flaring Tool

I have a couple, a massive vice mount sykes jobby that will flare large pipes, steel, whatever you throw at it, but you need to be built like Geoff Capes to use it.

Most of the time I use one like this:
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Avoid the "horse shoe" ones like the plague, even the branded ones:
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I used to have a sykes like this:
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but the bridge piece would snap if you weren't careful with it, so I got rid.

Author:  dollyman [ Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Brake Pipe Flaring Tool

Quote:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAKE-PIPE-T ... Swx5RanZc2
Last you a lifetime with the right tools

Tony
This is a carbon copy of my churchhill one, and yes will last a lifetime :D

Cheers,
Tony.

Author:  Mad Mart [ Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Brake Pipe Flaring Tool

I use the "horseshoe" type. They are fine if you only use copper brake pipe. Don't try using Kunifer though.

Author:  new to this [ Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Brake Pipe Flaring Tool

Quote:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAKE-PIPE-T ... Swx5RanZc2
Last you a lifetime with the right tools

Tony
I have the same type

Author:  new to this [ Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Brake Pipe Flaring Tool

Quote:
I use the "horseshoe" type. They are fine if you only use copper brake pipe. Don't try using Kunifer though.
Is kunifer a harder material than copper

Dave

Author:  SprintMWU773V [ Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Brake Pipe Flaring Tool

Copper work hardens and goes brittle which is not ideal for brake pipes. Kunifer is not much more to buy.

Author:  Pippin [ Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Brake Pipe Flaring Tool

Quote:
Is kunifer a harder material than copper

Dave


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Yes. Kunifer is a copper, nickel and steel alloy.

Author:  sprint95m [ Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Yes

I suggest, if you cannot find one locally go to Car Builder Solutions.
Not only do they offer free carriage but, thanks to Larry, also give a
discount of 10% to TDC members.



Ian

Author:  tony g [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Brake Pipe Flaring Tool

Yes normally called cupronickel too so contains nickel with 10% copper. Darker in colour.

Tony
Quote:
Quote:
I use the "horseshoe" type. They are fine if you only use copper brake pipe. Don't try using Kunifer though.
Is kunifer a harder material than copper

Dave

Author:  tony g [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Brake Pipe Flaring Tool

Sorry Pippin, I missed your reply :)

Tony

Author:  new to this [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Brake Pipe Flaring Tool

Thanks for the reply

Dave

Author:  Jod Clark [ Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Brake Pipe Flaring Tool

I have one of these....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Laser-4048A- ... SwFnxaT0KP

...and it is the William Potatoes.

Its quick, every flare I've ever done with it - even the first one ever - has been perfect, is unafraid of copper, kunifer or steel and has paid for itself many times over.

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