Clamptite tool

Chris Apr 18, 2018

  1. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Dunno how many of you have seen the Clamptite tool (other tools are available) that tensions wire round things like hoses and axe handles. It's a handy thing to have on a trip. Lots of vids out there on hose wire tensioning things. But the clamptite isn't easily available in the UK well not without a mortgage worth of postage from the US.

    https://clamptitetools.com/

    So yes, you guessed it. I thought I'd make one. And whaddya know. It works. I've polished it up and painted it now so it looks quite smart. I hardened the tip too hence the colour you can see.

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  2. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    Nicely done Chris. How does it work?
     
  3. Dervis Garip

    Dervis Garip Well-Known Member Supporter I am in cyprus

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    Just my thoughts too Richard :think:

    The link Chris thankfully showed this video

     
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  4. nick_the_fish

    nick_the_fish Well-Known Member I am in great_britain

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    pretty impressive Chris. - You'll be getting orders soon....

    Excuse my ignorance, but what advantage does it have over, say, a jubilee clip? Where would you use it?
     
  5. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Well it's infinitely adjustable so you only carry the wire and the tool. It's much tighter than a jubilee clip too. You can double or even triple wrap the wire. It's useful for mending things from tent poles to anti roll bars I guess. So it's applicable in a very wide range of situations.
     
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  6. Lorin

    Lorin Well-Known Member

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    I like that. Where do we place our order....:grimacing:
     
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  7. nick_the_fish

    nick_the_fish Well-Known Member I am in great_britain

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    yep good point. 1 roll of wire and 1 tool v loads of different sized jubilee clips. I like the idea of using a wire coat hanger in an emergency....
     
  8. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    Thanks Dervis I hadn’t got to the link. Yes I can see that’s a very useful tool. I hadn’t realised it had a groove on its nose. Presumably stainless wire or galvanised wire is needed.
     
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  9. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Steel wire hangers are usually galvanized or zinc coated, but they are very soft mild steel.
    Maybe they’re tough enough for most jobs though, but only trial and error would confirm that in a use situation, IMO especially in an anti-roll bar bush-repair scenario :lol:
     
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  10. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    In an emergency you can use what ever you have to hand as long as it's 'kinkable' Electrical wire isn't really suitable but pull off some old fence wire and you're in business.
     
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  11. Dave 2000

    Dave 2000 Well-Known Member Supporter I am in spain

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    Interesting tool Chris, my father had a tool that was basically a hook on the end of a handle, you then had lenghts of wire that had a loop in each end. Pass the wire around whatever and pass the hook through the two loops, now just pull, the hook and handle had a fine thread, this twisted the wire tight and snapped when 'x' tension was met.

    I doubt jubilee clips would be as strong as your gadget Chris, but when out and about in the 80, I carry a 'roll' of jubilee track, and clips, I can then create a custom sized jubilee clip from say small finger size up to about a metre in diameter.

    Saves carrying muliple sizes......you just know you will need a size you don't have! This is similiar to the spanish version.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/MAKE-CLAMP-JUBILEE-CLAMPS-METAL/dp/B00NK8NL50

    Sorry for the thread jack Chris. :icon-wink:

    Regards

    Dave
     
  12. Towpack

    Towpack Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Well, there are Jubilee clips and there are Jubilee clips. I’ve found the genuine Jubilee clips to be very good quality. Some of the cheaper copies are as soft as shite. The advantages of the Clamptite tool and Chris’s copy are obvious although I’ve never seen one before! Would make a good and useful addition to the toolbox just for use round the house and garden IMO, even if you’re not into overlanding/wild camping etc.
     
  13. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    My thinking exacerly TP.

    Yes the wire twisty things were for doing up sacks of tatties. Still available and very handy.
     
  14. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Very nifty..
     
  15. Dave 2000

    Dave 2000 Well-Known Member Supporter I am in spain

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    Agree TP, this offering is of a pretty good quality though.

    I did not know what the twisty wire thing was for Chris, my father was a maintenance fitter on oil feed boilers, so it was used in a factory setting that made paint dyes so.......?

    Regards

    Dave
     
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