Bosch Automotive Service Solutions’ OTC flare nut locking pliers are designed to prevent rounded nuts on brake lines and other fluid lines.
The company says the pliers, P/N 6720, provide a solid grip on brake line, power steering and air condition line nuts without rounding off head. The pliers’ head encompasses flare nuts to prevent the rounding off that happens using open-ended wrenches or other pliers.
“Over time, brake line nuts can become rusted or stripped, making it difficult and time-consuming to remove and service,” says Rob Kochie, OTC product manager. “Our pliers surround the nut to prevent stripping and rounding of the head to easily remove brake lines for vehicle service.”
A slight bend in the jaws allows space when working against vehicle frames and bulkheads, and an adjustable thumbscrew provides a strong bite to loosen difficult nuts.
The company says a technician typically will use a variety of wrenches and pliers to remove brake line nuts. The flare nut locking pliers are available in four adjustable sizes, providing the ability to service nuts from ¼ inch (6mm) to 7/8 iinch (22mm) to service a wide range of vehicles and systems, including brake, A/C and power steering lines.
OTC’s flare nut locking pliers are available individually or as a three-piece set:
* 6720, set of three to service flare nuts from 1/4” to 5/8” (6 mm to 16mm);
* 6720-1, covers ¼” to 5/16” (6mm to 8mm);
* 6720-2, covers 3/8” to 7/16” (9mm to 11mm);
* 6720-3, covers ½” to 5/8” (12mm to 16mm); and
* 6720-4, covers 11/16” to 7/8” (17mm to 22mm) for A/C and power steering lines.
The flare nut locking pliers are available through OTC’s traditional distribution methods. For more information on OTC Tools, visit www.OTCTools.com.