Unique design locks the adapters, cone and tube in a line making perfect factory flares every time with less risk of breaking adapters
Set includes everything needed to do the following:
3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" double and single flares;
4.75mm, 6mm, 8mm double and bubble flares
Includes a reamer to remove burrs from cut tubing
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Return for replacement within: 30 days
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Metric 4.75mm 6mm 8mm
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by House Great Tool
This tool is great. I was amazed at how much easier and better it was to make a flare. I had a few in a very tight area. With this flaring tool it was easily done. Everyone should have this kit.
May 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by minfl165 Second best to a hydraulic setup.
The MINFL165 flare kit from Matco is an excellent choice for those that want more consistent results from a flare tool. While this tool isn't as good as one of the $300-400 hydraulic flare tools, the performance for the price is excellent.
Some of the inferior flare tools more often than not come with bent adapters, and flaring bars that do not line up. I've spent countless hours working with tools that simply don't perform. The Matco tool is quick, easy to use, and reliable. The self-centering nature of an inline flare tool keeps flares perfectly centered whenever you use it. Regardless of if you're fabricating new lines or repairing lines in-vehicle, the kit will not let you down.
However, the aesthetic quality could use a little work. The yoke itself is the only piece with a finish on it. The base plates, as well as most of the adapters are bare metal. I cannot speak for the longevity of this kit. The instructions included are sufficient, but you should have some experience flaring lines if you intend to use this.
Preparation is key regardless of the tool you choose to use. Though it's not in the instructions, I tend to use a drop of brake fluid on the mating surfaces of the yoke and the line to prevent galling of both the line and the yoke.
If you want a tool that is going to get the job done, AND has the versatility to do everything from 3/16th brake lines to 3/8th fuel line, then the MINFL165 is a solid decision. The flares made with this tool are true, and should not leak for the lifetime of the vehicle if made correctly.
January 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mikado282 You've got to get one of these for your tool box.
I tried one of the $30 tools from a discount place only to find that it didn't work which caused several bad flares and a lot of frustration. This tool arrived very quickly after ordering. I was amazed at how much easier and better it was to make a flare. I had one in a very tight area. With this inline tool it was a snap. I'm going to put Matco on my favorites list.
May 30, 2013