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Old 03-16-2009, 08:42 AM
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The nice thing about the Craftsman flare nut wrenches I got (maybe all are like this?) is that they have a different size at each end (i.e., 10mm + 12mm). Basically buying 2 for 1...
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:08 AM
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Another hearty recommendation for Craftsman line wrenches. The load-bearing area is also quite wide, so it fully supports the fitting you're trying to remove. The more I study HF tools, the more I see that they really aren't made to any performance spec. - and with line wrenches, you need all the help you can get.
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HF tools?
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:32 PM
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Harbor Freight = HF.

If it says 'Forged' - that means it's forged from a block of solid butter. Buy one of their pickle forks (tie rod end remover) and try using it. Keep the reciept! ;-)
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I've had good luck using a large set of regular vise-grips on rounded off brake line fittings.

just clamp them down till your hands bleed on the really agressive teeth of the vise grip.

Then replace the fitting before putting it back together.
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just read that you don't want to replace the fitting/hard line. maybe nix my suggestion.
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