Lisle double flare tool

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I would agree Fran, but sometimes the cheap Lisle tool is just not beefy enough to remove a really stuck WP.
Ya thought about that after posting that. Just looked up difference in price in Lisle tool $15 used $35 new or a quality one $63 I'll spend the extra, thank you very much.
 

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I got that Lisle flare tool yesterday. Tried it on some old line and some new line. Very satisfied with how well it works.
 

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Funny thing - I also received mine also yesterday.
Haven't had a chance to use it.
Appears really stout
 

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Thread revival here. So, looks like the Eastwood brand is the best flaring tool? Would the hydraulic be any better? Sorry, I'm new to these tools.
 

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Sometimes you stumble upon a tool and when it works, you stop looking at any other tools. There may be some other way to go but this Eastwood setup works fantastic. I have yet to make a bad flare and have to redo it.
 

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Thread revival here. So, looks like the Eastwood brand is the best flaring tool? Would the hydraulic be any better? Sorry, I'm new to these tools.

I have the hydraulic tool but have looked at the Eastwood setup as well. I will say this that the hydraulic tool produces some of the best flares I have ever seen and they do not leak. That said, there is a learning curve as you can smash a flare if you really bear down on it which might be true for the other tool as well. The one thing that I like about the Eastwood deal is that you can bench mount it, the hydraulic requires 2 hands to operate in the "as delivered" state, however I did build a mount for it which I can put into any vise. The other things in that the hydraulic is portable so you can use on a vehicle if needed, although I will admit that this is easier said than done.

If my hydraulic died and I needed another flare tool I think I would go hydraulic again even though I like the Eastwood system. The hydraulic is more versatile and IMO more consistent (although I admit that I have not used the Eastwood version). I bought dies for normal brake lines as well as AN fittings so I am set. Not cheap but the product it produces is fantastic.
 

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Thank you all this definitely helps. So, Eastwood it is at this point unless anyone else has a suggestion?
 
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