The GearWrench Bubble Flaring Tool Kit comes in a plastic case for easy tool storage. The set features a slotted yoke that allows it to firmly engage with the bar assembly. The Packaging and Branding may vary between GearWrench and KD tools due to a brand consolidation.
Complete bubble flaring tool assortment
Includes corresponding adapters for forming double flares
Forged alloy steel and hardened
Precisely flares tubing up to 0.040 in. wall thickness to metric 45° flares
Hardened bar assembly clamps 4 tubing sizes: 4.7, 6, 8, and 10 mm
Do not use on stainless steel tubing
Additional set contents: metric bar assembly, yoke assembly, reamer, 47 mm flaring tool adapter, 6 mm flaring tool adapter, 8 mm flaring tool adapter, and 10 mm flaring tool adapter
This is a great kit, fairly close in quality to the Blue Point kit that costs almost 3x as much.
The fitting/adapter for 4.75mm flares is too small. The nipple is too small and causes the wall of the tubing to essentially "fold" over while creating the flare and cause the hole to be too small. The upside to this is if you have access to a Snap-On dealer, you can get the adapter for around $30 from them, as it threads right into this tool. So all in all, to get this kit up to professional specs, $100 all in is great compared to $170 for the Blue Point one.
I would still recommend this kit, because it is nearly identical to the Blue Point one, BUT I would stress to get the proper 4.75mm adapter from Snap-On before making any bubble flares for that size.
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Feb 28, 2017
This kit did what I needed for replacing brake lines in my car. It looks like it will last for a ...
This kit did what I needed for replacing brake lines in my car. It looks like it will last for a while. Bubble flares are really much easier to do than the standard double flares and I learned that pretty much all cars use bubble flares now. I like the plastic case with this set--much easier to store the tool and see at a glance all the parts have been put back. The double flare tool I have owned for years only came in a pouch and it was hard to be sure all the dies were accounted for when putting tools away. I think if you use a bit of lube and watch a video or two of folks using this tool it will work well for even a beginner, but will be something you have years in the tool case.
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