Making your own brake lines at home can seem like a daunting task with all the cutting, bending and flaring. Plus, it all needs to be done just right to ensure a safe and properly functioning braking system. Luckily, through the years, new brake tools have been designed and old brake tools refined. The biggest leap (in our opinion) was with this bench vise brake flare tool.
What makes it so good? If you’ve ever tried to use one of those old school brake hardline flaring kits, you know how tough it can be to get a decent flare—and that’s using standard brake lines. If you are trying to flare stainless lines, we wish you luck. CPP’s bench vise brake flare tool kit takes away all the struggle and finesse. Simply follow the basic instructions, use the right dies and you’ll get perfect 45-degree double-flares every time.
Want to see how easy it is to use? Just watch the video above and Jason Scudellari will show you how it’s done.
Bench Vise Brake Flare Tool: Expensive but Worth It
We’ll go ahead and mention the only elephant in the room in regards to this fantastic tool: the price. At $179, it does seem expensive compared to other options like CPP’s Basic Double Flaring Tool Kit (CPFTK) for just $25. If you’re a seasoned DIYer on a tight budget and you know how to get good results with one of the lower price tools, that’s great. For anyone else, the bench vice brake flare tool is undoubtable the way to go.
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For the $179 price tag, you can reliably produce perfect flares in minutes. It can save you having to tow your vehicle to a shop to have a mechanic do it for you. Trust us, it’s worth the investment!
CPP’s Other Brake Tools
If you’re setting out to make complete custom hard lines at home, there are probably a few other tools you’ll need. In addition to the flaring tool, there are multiple options for tube benders, cutters and wrenches. It all depends on your budget and the size of hard line you are working with. Check out all of CPP’s tools HERE.