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    I burst an airhose this morning. Trimmed the split part off, added a suitable connector and then discovered I was fresh out of clamps. So I quickly made one of these. Awesome having a lathe and milling machine!


    The wire clamp doesn't appear to have an issue with 12 Bars of pressure.





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    How much to order and what would be the lead time?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffy_ZA View Post
    How much to order and what would be the lead time?



    Seriously cool tool!
    I will take one too
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    I am willing to pay R300
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    Yes please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    I will take one too
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    I am willing to pay R300
    Same here, I am in PE and can collect!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghouwens View Post
    I burst an airhose this morning. Trimmed the split part off, added a suitable connector and then discovered I was fresh out of clamps. So I quickly made one of these. Awesome having a lathe and milling machine!
    Very neat..... but how does it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiaanJ View Post
    Very neat..... but how does it work?

    Thanks.....I usually get to ask the stupid questions
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    I will take one too
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    I am willing to pay R300
    Beautiful tool!

    I would not bother making them for R300, unless for charity. It's worth a lot more than that.

    I used a similar one for thicker wire for LDPE piping, instead of using pipe clamps. I had to dig up a couple of pipes here, and these galvanised wire clamps out lasted the normal galvanised pipe clamps


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    Thanks @rodneykdc. The one I made is based on your first link. It doesn't have the internal threaded rod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghouwens View Post
    Thanks @rodneykdc. The one I made is based on your first link. It doesn't have the internal threaded rod.
    I went online and found the tools for sale at exorbitant prices. Here is a video that shows how anyone can make their own for next to nothing
    I'm definitely going to make one to include in my toolbox.

    https://youtu.be/5w1_9IkeRmQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghouwens View Post
    I burst an airhose this morning. Trimmed the split part off, added a suitable connector and then discovered I was fresh out of clamps. So I quickly made one of these. Awesome having a lathe and milling machine!


    The wire clamp doesn't appear to have an issue with 12 Bars of pressure.





    You have just wasted two hours of my time.I have to make one now.
    There is a thread called usefull homemade tools . Would you consider posting this there as it is usefull for future reference.
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    That first video....the guy is a real artisan. Very impressed. https://youtu.be/mRc7ZDRcgrQ

    Thanks for sharing ghouwens and rodneykdc
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    Talking about wire tying, I have found on the Web information about electrical wire tyers. Not for this type of clamp hold, but for tying reinforcing bars when you do concrete work for instance. Now I have searched far and wide but can't find them in SA. Anybody know where I can find them? (Ps I need ones that are battery operated, because we will be using it where there is no mains power.) C
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    Quote Originally Posted by C Africa View Post
    Talking about wire tying, I have found on the Web information about electrical wire tyers. Not for this type of clamp hold, but for tying reinforcing bars when you do concrete work for instance. Now I have searched far and wide but can't find them in SA. Anybody know where I can find them? (Ps I need ones that are battery operated, because we will be using it where there is no mains power.) C
    surely a simple drill bit adapter will work?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0x-3vd47uM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHYXiZBnkP0

    The second one should be easy enough to make
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    And here is the real cheapo hillbilly option:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCgwT-gJb5U
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    And here is the real cheapo hillbilly option:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCgwT-gJb5U
    I cringed when he started drilling the plate while holding it with vicegrips. Cannot be compared with the original tool posted though in terms of clamping strength - sorry, see it was in response to a later question about wire tying.

    I have a similar tool as the OP and have used it to clamp waterpipes on the race car in a pinch, done correctly it will outperform a traditional jubilee clamp
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    surely a simple drill bit adapter will work?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0x-3vd47uMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHYXiZBnkP0The second one should be easy enough to make
    No,t one I am talking about has a spool of wire inside it. You hold it against the tying point, push the trigger and it: 1. Takes a trun of wire around the point. 2. Twists it to tie it. 3. Snips off the tied spot.see pic.C
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    Quote Originally Posted by C Africa View Post
    No,t one I am talking about has a spool of wire inside it. You hold it against the tying point, push the trigger and it: 1. Takes a trun of wire around the point. 2. Twists it to tie it. 3. Snips off the tied spot.see pic.C
    I think you have answered yourself on that one. Import only. And then where to find spares?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I think you have answered yourself on that one. Import only. And then where to find spares?
    They are also made by brands such as Makita and Ryobi, but can't find them in SA.C
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