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Old 13-03-2018, 20:26   #1
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Clamptite hose clamp maker

Anyone using one of these things?



I would love to not carry around 800 hose clamps that are all inevitably the wrong size anyway.
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Re: Clamptite hose clamp maker

Have looked at these before and they do look interesting but I do have one concern. Instead of a wide surface like a regular hose clamp this has very narrow strips of wire around the hose. I think over time the wire would have more of a tendency to cut through the hose due to age and vibration making a potential failure point.

Would love to hear other thoughts or some actual experience with one.
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Re: Clamptite hose clamp maker

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Have looked at these before and they do look interesting but I do have one concern. Instead of a wide surface like a regular hose clamp this has very narrow strips of wire around the hose. I think over time the wire would have more of a tendency to cut through the hose due to age and vibration making a potential failure point.



Would love to hear other thoughts or some actual experience with one.


I don’t think the wire is a problem. Look at the number of cars on the road with thin wire clamp hose clamps for the radiator hoses. Hundreds of thousands of miles and no failures from clamping pressure.
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Re: Clamptite hose clamp maker

I kept one, for emergency use, for years. I wouldn’t use it for routine hose clamp replacement, as it’s very awkward to use "in place" (but serviceable). Could be invaluable though, when you don’t have the right clamp at hand.
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Re: Clamptite hose clamp maker

What quality is the wire? Do you need a soft wire to be able to get tension along the whole wire or can one use a stiffer stainless wire.
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Re: Clamptite hose clamp maker

I used it for non essential shorewater hose. No problems after several years. No wire cutiing into the rubber, also if correctly applied all the wire loops are touching one another, forming locally a flat surface. I used it with SS wire, but you can use any SS or galvanised wire.
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Re: Clamptite hose clamp maker

I have also had one for many years and I've used it both in times where I didn't have the proper clamp as a temporary fix and and non essential perminent clamps. I use stainless steel wire and because the wires do lay side-by-side it can make a fairly wide clamping base. It did my tool case for those what if times.
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Re: Clamptite hose clamp maker

OH YES!!! Great tool, I have three different sizes. Many, many, uses other than clamping hoses. One of those inventions that make you say "Why didn't I think of that"
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... Many, many, uses other than clamping hoses ...
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Re: Clamptite hose clamp maker

Seems like this could be at the very least a handy emergency tool but which one? The website shows three sizes: standard, commercial, industrial.

standard - wire 0.032 - 0.080
commercial - wire 0.041 - 0.125
industrial - wire 0.62 - 0.250

I'm thinking the commercial size. 0.125 (1/8") size wire should be large enough. 1/4" wire for the industrial size seems larger than needed.
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Yes. What else can one do with this tool.
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Re: Clamptite hose clamp maker

It seems like no one wants to commit to using this method on ant essential pieces of gear. Anyone had any failures?
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Yes. What else can one do with this tool.
I have used mine to attach D rings to stanchions, make a boat pole by wiring a cleat to bamboo, made oars by wiring blades to bamboo, make loops in shock cord without hog rings, secured the guy wire to seagull striker on our cat, etc.
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I have used mine to attach D rings to stanchions, make a boat pole by wiring a cleat to bamboo, made oars by wiring blades to bamboo, make loops in shock cord without hog rings, secured the guy wire to seagull striker on our cat, etc.
Thanks.

Also, according to the video, you can cut the wires short so there's no sharp edges or projections to cut or snag on anything. Did you find that to be the case in actual use? I can think of several applications where this would be very desirable.
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Re: Clamptite hose clamp maker

I have had one for many years. I used it to make clamps on water hoses on a water cooled aircraft engine. Never had a problem with any clamp made in this fashion. Use stainless aircraft safety wire, a quick internet search will turn up many vendors.
Another good tool to have is "Safety wire pliers". This will help to quickly and cleanly secure shackles or anything else that you don't want to come undone or unscrewed.
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As usual, you can find cheap chinese knockoffs of this, but the good ones are well worth the extra $$, I know this from first hand experience. Don't get a $25-$35 cheap plier.
Here is one of the main uses I had for the plier:

Search youtube for lots of other uses.
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