flare nut wrenches

Grant Lenahan glenahan at vfemail.net
Sun Dec 30 09:28:16 PST 2007

Thanks, mark.

I'd like to actually see them, but my local sears doesn't stock them  
I may get either the SK or the Snap-on, since the cost is greatly  
exceeded by the pain of a rounded nut.....

On Dec 30, 2007, at 11:01 AM, Mark R wrote:

> My old Craftsman set was mediocre.  When I got a dealership with an  
> SK distributor, I added an SK set to my own toolbox.  Much better  
> design.  Of course SK makes a lot of Craftsman products (just with  
> different metallurgy and/or finishing), so I suspect the newer  
> Craftsman designs would be better than my old set.  You can  
> visually verify the feature because the flats are curved outwards,  
> towards the center (fastener) side.  Very effective design no  
> matter the manufacturer, especially with softer materials.
> Mark Rosenkrantz
> On Dec 30, 2007 9:39 AM, Grant Lenahan <glenahan at vfemail.net> wrote:
> I've been doing a little research on flare nut (brake line) wrenches.
> While everyone makes a set, it appears that three stand out because
> they offer some models with patented designs that grip the FLAT sides
> of the nuts, not just the points. These are:
> Snap-On (flank drive)
> S-K (suregrip)
> Craftsman (not named, mentioned on the inch set, but not the metric,
> hmmm)
> Does anyone have experience with any of these three, especially vs.
> traditional line wrenches?
> Grant
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