Flare nut wrenches are used for removing fasteners of pipes of, for example, braking or fuel systems. They are used in cases when it is impossible to reach the fastener with a ring spanner, and an open-end spanner can’t transfer the force required for dismantling.
Flare nut wrenches: 6 important facts
- Depending on the number of the working heads, there are single-sided and double-sided tools. The former ones are designed for working with elements of one size only, they are reliable and cheap. The latter ones allow removing fasteners of different sizes. Sometimes, one side of the tool is fitted with an open-end head, instead of a ring head with an opening.
- Depending on the shape, there are straight and offset devices. The straight ones are more common and are used for loosening fasteners of the majority of assemblies in a car. Offset tools are suitable for working in hard-to-reach places.
- By design, these devices can be divided into ratchet, solid and flexi-head. The ratchet ones, due to the built-in ratcheting mechanism, allow loosening and tightening fasteners without detaching and re-attaching the tool. The solid ones are characterised by simplicity of the design: one or both ends are fitted with working heads. Flexi-head models allow to adjust the inclination angle of the head, which makes it possible to dismantle fasteners in hard-to-reach places.
- When performing the works, it is very important to be sure that the size of the fastener is compatible with that of the working head. It is not recommended to use the device if the fastener to be dismantled is stripped.
- You should keep the tool clean as when it is fouled it is more prone to slipping out of the hands.
- It there is rust, it is necessary to pretreat the fastener with special solutions. This will facilitate its dismantling.
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