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Old 14-08-2007, 08:34   #16
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Clamptite

I was at a boat show and saw a guy demonstrating a tool called (clamptite) ClampTite - The Official Website. I thought it was the neatest thing, so I purchased the stainless steel model for $50.00 discounted boat show price. They do have a cheaper version at half that price made out of aluminum. It uses stainless steel wire to make clamps. I find it very useful to stop lines from fraying and clamping hoses along with other uses. It makes clean and strong clamps. It does take alittle practice to master the art of making clamps but well worth the effort to learn. I keep mine in my tool kit and find it very useful.
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Old 14-08-2007, 09:28   #17
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The miracle tool.
My ole' Grandpa, god rest his soul, was a master craftsman, tool & die maker, machinest, welder, plumber, electrician, etc. You get the picture. He had a complete workshop of the most fascinating tools, broach, mill, lathe etc. I used to watch him for hours tooling stuff up in that shop. I'd ask all the silliest questions and he'd always answer "it's all in the hammer"! Now I know what Wheels was suggesting. He also used to tell me the most useless tool in the shop was usually "the apprentice"! I'm guessin' that was me way back then!
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Old 14-08-2007, 09:34   #18
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I too, bought a “ClampTite” at a boat show (but about $15 c/w wire in 92 or93). I’ve never used it in anger.
Way overpriced at $50 ...
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Old 14-08-2007, 14:29   #19
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Yep, that is the exact same one I have. It maybe a little overpriced but I am glad I have it and it will be with me for the rest of my life, it's guaranteed for life. It really does make some nice custom made looking clamps. I could have spent the money on beer instead, but then I would have been just pissing my money away. If you think that is pricey, you should see some of my other overpriced stainless steel equipment where the price runs into the thousands. It's only money right, I can make more.
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Old 17-08-2007, 08:36   #20
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Old 17-08-2007, 09:43   #21
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What about the Wench (did I spell that right )handle It can do everything that a hammer can do and grind a wench in the sheets or is it grind a sheet on the wench. I am especially fond of the old chromed bronze handles that Bareient used to make that weighed five pounds. Not the new alloy lightweight ones.
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Old 17-08-2007, 22:26   #22
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Have you go a photo of the clamp that the “ClampTite” makes
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Old 18-08-2007, 03:12   #23
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Photographic exemplars of ClampTite applications: ClampTite Clamp Making Tool - J. S. Enterprises - www.clamptool.com
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ClampTite - Uses - J. S. Enterprises - www.clamptool.com

Instructions for use:
ClampTite - How To Double - J. S. Enterprises - www.clamptool.com
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ClampTite - How To Single - J. S. Enterprises - www.clamptool.com
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Well I think I have finally decided. You can't live with one tool. I heard "my" theory for the first time this weekend. You need two tools. WD40 and duct tape.

If it's too tight use WD40 if it's too loose use duct tape.

Although come to think of it the hammer does both of those and makes holes...
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I got one of those clamp-tite things at a boat show, but the cheaper aluminum one. Has come in very handy a number of times - even fixed the marina cable-tv line with it and a hammer. But a wench needs to be considered - there are just some things you can do with a wench that would would be really painful with a hammer or pliers
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Old 10-09-2007, 20:02   #26
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I have the smaller clamp-tite. Love it! As for the hammer thing, Wheels, you would have enjoyed the past few weeks working on the trimaran.
I have to say my most indespensible tools in this project have been epoxy and a grinder. There is no screw up to big to fix with those two items
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Geee, did anyone read when I made that first post. Way back in 2005.
I Look forward to an update again soon Scott.
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