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Clever homemade hose clamp & tool

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Clever homemade hose clamp & tool

Postby robs ss » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:53 pm

Some may find the following useful
Clamping the oil lines on a slimline featherbed oil tank can be difficult to achieve, especially if you're concerned about function and looks.
I have ferrules and a swaging tool but it's too big to work on the oil tank so I've been using the "ear" clamps up to now.
The ClampTite tool has been mentioned before on this forum but is too long to use with the oil tank in place. The part where you have to swing it through 180 degrees just won't work - it's too long.
Clamptite video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of9p70H7gdg

The following youtube videos show making and improvised tool based on the same principle followed by using it to make a clamp with SS wire
I think the result looks effective and aesthetically good!

Making the tool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U03bJyd5dgA
Using the tool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYXVhiV8Ytw

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Re: Clever homemade hose clamp & tool

Postby jaydee75 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:39 am

I have that tool and it indeed works as advertised. Makes a neat looking clamp.
I even used it to repair a 2000psi hydraulic hose on my tractor.
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Re: Clever homemade hose clamp & tool

Postby texasSlick » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:40 am

Need to crimp something, but do not have a crimper or proper sized die?

Take two pieces of flat stock or square rod, clamp together, drill a hole in the seam slightly smaller than the part to be crimped, separate, place halves over part to be crimped, and squeeze with a vise or C clamp.

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