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Part# 12-01575
MFR Model# 212FB


Operates on same principle as Imperial #507-FA but flares 1/8" (primer line) and 3/4" tubing as well. Size: 4"W x 4"D x 8"H. Wt. 2-1/2 lbs. Excellent tool for bench - not for close-quarter work. Not for use on Stainless Steel Tubing.

Can be used with the following tubing sizes: 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 5/8, & 3/4.


High quality tool however, it is large and heavy so better suited for bench work.

Richard G Verified Purchase


June 7, 2021

Works well as advertised.

January 11, 2021

This tool works amazing for flaring gas much nicer than the old one.

December 3, 2020

Excellent result from flaring a #6 tube. You need to lube ALL threads and hinge points before use though. When it first arrived, it was difficult to move most all of the moving parts. They must not have lube oil in Mexico...

Joe P
March 5, 2020

Excellent. Easy to use. Consistent flares.

Brett B
December 13, 2018

A very well made flaring tool seen throughout the aviation community. The tube depth stop takes the guess work out of tube placement. Used as directed, it made nice looking, perfect fitting, no leak flares for me right out of the box.

December 6, 2018

This is a great tool . Much better than another highly rated equally expensive flaring tool that Ive been struggling with . It doesnt leave any grooves in the tubing or sharp marks where the flare begins . I figured Id have to practice a few times to get a good flare, but after two flares I figured I didnt need to practice any more tools that easy to use .

May 25, 2017

Works flawlessly. Some recommendations: 1. Measure twice, cut once. Aluminum tubes will not magically grow back like a lizzard's tail. 2. Read the tool's instructions. ALWAYS clean and lubricate cone and holding clamps after each flare. 3. Practice flaring on scrap aluminum tubing. Then practice some more. And again. 4. Do not overtighten the butterfly-type nut. Thumb-and-index slight pressure is all that is required. Probably even less. Practice some more to see the different outcomes with different clamping pressure. If you overtighten this nut and screw, you will end up with an unperfect, out-of-round flare at the neck. If you undertighten it, the flaring cone will push the aluminum tube down the clamps (specially if you lubricated it forehand). 5. Happy flaring!

Miguel V
November 1, 2013

Tool itself is 5-star. Reason for the 4-star rating is the instructions. Ive never used a tool like this before, and the crumpled instruction sheet was a xerox of a xerox of a xerox of a xerox. Youd think that for $140 (shipping, tax) they would include a legible instruction sheet. Makes me wonder about the overall quality in the long run.

December 1, 2019

Very good flaring tool. Using for soft alum tubing 1/4 and 3/8 OD while building Vans RV14A. Creates consistent flares with burnished finish.

January 5, 2018


Q: What sizes of tubing will this tool flair?

Part number 12-01075 can be used with the following tubing sizes: 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 5/8, & 3/4.

Q: Can this tool be used to flare mild steel lines also?

No, the specs indicate it is to be used with copper or aluminum alloy tube.

Q: Will this Rolo-Flair Flaring tool is ok for 5052 tube?

Per Vendor: "It depends on the diameter of the tube itself. If he is working with either of the following sizes Flares 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16", 1/2", 5/8", and 3/4" tubing then it should work for his application."

Q: Will this tool work with 3/8 copper nickel tube?

Yes, it should work fine with that tubing.

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