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Old 12-23-2011, 09:35 PM   #1
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Just acquired one of these today; check it out on the interweb. How could I have gone all these years without one!?

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Old 12-24-2011, 05:34 PM   #2
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That is a very cool tool, Dave. I just ordered one!
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You'll find it easy to use after you've made about a dozen. Be sure to tuck the cut wire ends into the hose and flatten them, otherwise I think one could rip a nice gash in your hand.
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Very valid observation Mark. A couple wraps of quality electrical tape works nicely or as my brother-in-law suggested on smaller diameter use some shrink tube.
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. . . or as my brother-in-law suggested on smaller diameter use some shrink tube.
I like that idea, thanks!
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:23 PM   #6
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Dave, I got my Clamptite just a few days after ordering it. I just got around to making a few test clamps with it. I really like it, but haven't had to use it in the real world yet. Test clamps are really nice. It might be hard to use in a tight spot, but I would rather have it than not.

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Clamptite

I have had a Clamptite for several years now. It works great for putting ends on air hoses. The comment about the loose ends causing cuts is good advice.
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I have one too and like it!

I am into homebrew and I have a beer fridge with taps etc and the clamptite is great for the gas & beer hoses instead of using stainless screw clamps.

It is true that in some cases clearance could be a problem as you need to swing the tool sidewise to lock the wires.

But you do have an option of making a double clamp arrangement which entails swinging the tool differently so if there isn't suffcient clearance for one style of wire clamp, the other style may well be possible.

I always make sure that the sharp ends of the wire are bent down into the hose material for safety it would be pretty eary to rip your hand open on the wire end otherwise.

Neat little tool! I had to practice a bit to get proficient with it!

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