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    Quote Originally Posted by Zac View Post
    It looks most impressive but those pictures give no idea of how it works.
    Surely you would have saved yourself time, effort and money just to have gone out and bought some proper - adjustable - clamps?
    The advantage of this is that the tool and a roll of wire give you almost infinite clamping ability.

    here's how it works..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zac View Post
    It looks most impressive but those pictures give no idea of how it works.
    Surely you would have saved yourself time, effort and money just to have gone out and bought some proper - adjustable - clamps?
    There are a number of YouTube clips in this thread that show how the tool works.

    As for cost, it cost me as much as it costs to run my lathe and milling machine for 45 minutes. Tool itself was made from scrap I had on the shelf.

    I have tried the normal adjustable hose clamps. And no, not the cheap Midas specials. I used stainless steel ones from Wurth that cost a small fortune. On some of the connectors I had to use 3 clamps side by side, and the joint still leaked. (I am running 12 Bars along a length of 46 meters, with multiple T-pieces for hose reel, tyre changing machine, tyre inflator, sand blast cabinet, bead blast cabinet, lathe cooling feed, mill cooling feed, 2 x motorcycle lifts and 3 x air dusters) Using this tool and wire clamps has solved all the leak issues, so the compressor no longer kicks in every 20 minutes to keep the pressure in the line up.
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    This is the unit we use to make wire clamps on our farm. Have used this exclusively for the last 40 odd years. The clamps made comfortably hold our spray hoses on at a pressure of between 20 and 30 Bar. The wire clamps are more effective than the premade band clamps. Also they last longer than the galvanised clamps if the are on buried pipes. The premade stainless clamps generally have a galvanised screw which rust away rendering the clamp useless. We have also used BandIt Stainless steel which works well but much easier to have a roll of wire and this "Machine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dez View Post
    This is the unit we use to make wire clamps on our farm. Have used this exclusively for the last 40 odd years. The clamps made comfortably hold our spray hoses on at a pressure of between 20 and 30 Bar. The wire clamps are more effective than the premade band clamps. Also they last longer than the galvanised clamps if the are on buried pipes. The premade stainless clamps generally have a galvanised screw which rust away rendering the clamp useless. We have also used BandIt Stainless steel which works well but much easier to have a roll of wire and this "Machine
    The tool I used was nearly identical to this one. Can attest that the wire clamps lasted longer than the galvanised pipe clamps.

    True about the galavanised screws in SS clamps - have some which disintegrated with rust. The SS clamps with SS screws lasted forever, but jammed easily before getting tight enough, much like over tightening SS nuts and bolts.

    Edit: Where did you find piping for 20 to 30bar ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeml View Post
    The tool I used was nearly identical to this one. Can attest that the wire clamps lasted longer than the galvanised pipe clamps.

    True about the galavanised screws in SS clamps - have some which disintegrated with rust. The SS clamps with SS screws lasted forever, but jammed easily before getting tight enough, much like over tightening SS nuts and bolts.

    Edit: Where did you find piping for 20 to 30bar ?
    Last time I bought I used Hosecentre.co.za
    Crop Spray 40 Bar - PVC
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    Tube: Black PVC
    Reinforcement: High tensile textile cords
    Cover: Blue PVC - abrasion and ozone resistant
    Use: Crop spraying of fertilizers, pesticides and weed killers
    Safety factor: <=10 mm and 25 mm 2,5:1 >10 mm 3:1
    Temperature: -5 C + 60 C (+23 F + 140 F)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dez View Post
    Last time I bought I used Hosecentre.co.za
    Crop Spray 40 Bar - PVC
    P - 591 AE
    Tube: Black PVC
    Reinforcement: High tensile textile cords
    Cover: Blue PVC - abrasion and ozone resistant
    Use: Crop spraying of fertilizers, pesticides and weed killers
    Safety factor: <=10 mm and 25 mm 2,5:1 >10 mm 3:1
    Temperature: -5 C + 60 C (+23 F + 140 F)
    Tx. I never checked pressures of these sprayers - never too old to learn!


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