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AutoCraft Double Flaring Tool Set

Part No. AC586 Warranty Details  
This Autocraft product has been carefully engineered and manufactured to provide dependable operation. Made from tempered carbon steel for strength and durability.
Product Contents:
Flaring bar
Yoke
(7) Double flare adaptors: 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16",1/2", 5/8"

Product Features:
  • Ideal for fabricating double flare compression brake lines, soft steel or single flare compression lines of soft brass, copper and aluminum
  • Lifetime warranty
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Flare Degree:90
Package Quantity:1
Storage Case Height:0.98
Storage Case Included:No
Storage Case Length:10.83
Storage Case Width:9.84 in
Tool Material:Carbon Steel
Tube Size:3/16, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16,1/2, 5/8 in

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AutocraftDouble Flaring Tool Set
 
2.0

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

10%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (6)
  • Flimsy (6)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (4), Casual driver (4), Mechanic (4), Truck enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It worked for me

Needed to replace rusted brake lines. Usually I have someone with a pro-grade tool to make my flares, but he wasn't available. I bought this to do my own. My flares with this...Read complete review

Needed to replace rusted brake lines. Usually I have someone with a pro-grade tool to make my flares, but he wasn't available. I bought this to do my own. My flares with this tool did not look as good as the ones my friends $600 hydraulic flare tool makes, but all 6 of them worked on the first attempt. My advice when using this tool: Practice on some scrap lines first. Do 5 or so practice flares. You'll get better as you go. The height of the tubing in the jaws is critical. If it's set too high, it won't work. Take the time to get it just right. Do not over tighten the jaws, or crank down too hard on the anvil when flaring. I know some people didn't like this tool, but worked just fine for me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

JUNK

NEEDED ONE FLARE, AFTER 18 ATTEMPTS GOT 0WING NUT BROKE OFF IN MY HANDCHINA MADE AND TERRIBLE. I'VE DONE THIS HUNDREDS OF TIMESTHIS WAS THE CHEAPEST OVER PRICED JUNK.LESSON LEARNED, SAME PRICE 100%...Read complete review

NEEDED ONE FLARE, AFTER 18 ATTEMPTS GOT 0WING NUT BROKE OFF IN MY HANDCHINA MADE AND TERRIBLE. I'VE DONE THIS HUNDREDS OF TIMESTHIS WAS THE CHEAPEST OVER PRICED JUNK.LESSON LEARNED, SAME PRICE 100% BETTER QUALITY-WAIT TILLMONDAY AND GET ONE FROM [@]

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Terrible

By 

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Mechanic

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Autocraft Double Flaring Tool Set:

        When tightening the anvil, the clamp shifts and does not stay parallel, causing an oblong opening. The same thing happens when screwing down the flaring cone. This causes a variation in the angle of the flare.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        It worked for me

        By 

        from Pasadena, MD

        About Me Casual Driver

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Autocraft Double Flaring Tool Set:

            Needed to replace rusted brake lines. Usually I have someone with a pro-grade tool to make my flares, but he wasn't available. I bought this to do my own. My flares with this tool did not look as good as the ones my friends $600 hydraulic flare tool makes, but all 6 of them worked on the first attempt. My advice when using this tool: Practice on some scrap lines first. Do 5 or so practice flares. You'll get better as you go. The height of the tubing in the jaws is critical. If it's set too high, it won't work. Take the time to get it just right. Do not over tighten the jaws, or crank down too hard on the anvil when flaring. I know some people didn't like this tool, but worked just fine for me.

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            • No

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            JUNK DO NOT BUY

            By 

            from Oak Ridge TN

            Pros

            • None

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Autocraft Double Flaring Tool Set:

              Cone on tool flattened after 5 attempts then fell off.

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              • No

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              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Yes, it is that bad.

              By 

              from Illinois

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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              Level 3

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Autocraft Double Flaring Tool Set:

                  Before buying it, I read the other reviews and thought there was no way it could possibly be as bad as some of them were describing.

                  Boy, was I wrong.

                  This is a useless piece of junk. Kept slipping on me, and the yoke is not really shaped or sized to be of much use.

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                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  NEVER AGAIN!

                  By 

                  from Rockford, Mi.

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                  Level 4

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Use
                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Autocraft Double Flaring Tool Set:

                      THIS IS THE WORST FLARING TOOL I HAVE EVER USED. THE FLARES COME OUT CROOKED AND I BROKE THE PIN ON THE SMALL ADAPTER WITH THE FIRST TRY. I COULDN'T RETURN IT FAST ENOUGH! BOUGHT A DIFFERENT BRAND AND ALL IS WELL.

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                      (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      steer clear of this tool

                      By 

                      from chicago, il

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Use
                        • Flimsy

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Autocraft Double Flaring Tool Set:

                          i bought this to make one flare, it didn't work and i ended up wasting money on this piece of garbage. do not buy this kit!

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                          (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Fine for occasional use

                          By 

                          from Ohio

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Now And Then

                            Comments about Autocraft Double Flaring Tool Set:

                            I used this tool to flare new copper nickel brake lines for my 99 Ford Expedition....It is fine to have in your tool box for an occasional repair.

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                            • No

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                            (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            biggest piece of junk

                            By 

                            from WV

                            About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Difficult To Use
                              • Flimsy

                              Best Uses

                              • Paper weight

                              Comments about Autocraft Double Flaring Tool Set:

                              purchased this item tonight,and after about 2 hours,and over a foot of brake line,i never got a good flare,from this tool(lol).Every flare was at an angle,tubing sliped,can't tighten down.What a waste of my time and money,will try and take back in the morning.I all ready know the answer to this,you used the tool and got what you needed,and just want your money back.

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                              (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Perfect

                              By 

                              from Albany, NY

                              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • High-Performance
                              • Lightweight
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Large Cars
                                • Small Cars
                                • Trucks

                                Comments about Autocraft Double Flaring Tool Set:

                                Used to install new brake lines and fuel lines. It worked perfect and was very easy to use!

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                                • No

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                                (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Made in China

                                By 

                                from Northeast US

                                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Difficult To Use
                                  • Flimsy
                                  • Incompatible
                                  • Junk

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Useless

                                  Comments about Autocraft Double Flaring Tool Set:

                                  Cheap knockoff of the real thing. Dont waste your time or money on this.

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                                  • No

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                                  • Q:

                                    Are replacement adaptors available for this set? I need a replacement for the 3/16" adaptor. Alignment stud broken.
                                    Asked on 6/5/2014 by Chevyman from Harbeson, De

                                    1 answer

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                                      A:

                                      I'm happy to help, Chevyman! Online there are no replacement adapters available for this product. I suggest checking with your local store for a replacement as the product carries a lifetime warranty.

                                      Answered on 6/6/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                                  • Q:

                                    Searching for some part information for the set listed below:

                                    Part # AC586 - Autocraft Double Flaring Tool Set.

                                    By design, in regards to the YOKE assembly. Is there suppose to be a "ball bearing" that sits inside the back hole of the pointed CONE, between the back of the CONE and the main threaded bolt that pushes the CONE against the individual ADAPTERS?
                                    If so, can you specify the "ball bearing" size so I can locate and purchase one? Please advise, Thanks.
                                    Asked on 9/12/2012 by RRC from San Antonio, TX

                                    1 answer

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                                      A:

                                      No, I am sorry. The Yoke assembly within the Autocraft Double Flaring Tool Set (Part No. AC586/W80670) does not come with a ball bearing in it. The floating yoke type compressor is made of a steel, drop forging, and easily slips over the die block. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                                      Answered on 9/12/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                                  • Q:

                                    what is included in kit? what sizes? how many sizes? come with case? is cutter included?
                                    Asked on 9/26/2010 by Anonymous

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                                      A:

                                      It’s a 7 pc set includes flaring bar, yoke, floating cone, and 5 double flare dies for tubing sizes: 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8 and 1/2" O.D.

                                      Answered on 12/3/2010 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
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