Tech Tip: Using the proper tool can save your hose clamps

July 30, 2020
When it comes to replacing a hose, some technicians believe that the hose clamps must also be removed and replaced, but this is not always the case.

When it comes to replacing a hose, some technicians believe that the hose clamps must also be removed and replaced. That’s because they are likely using screwdrivers, normal pliers, or other tools that make it difficult to grab and remove hose clamps without damaging or breaking them. However, tools like KNIPEX’s Hose Clamp Pliers are equipped for grabbing onto hose clamps and taking them off and putting them back onto the connection without cutting or destroying them. Whereas regular pliers make it hard to grab onto hose clamps in confined areas, our Hose Clamp Pliers have a recessed area and rotating tips that easily grab onto the clamp and maneuver between different angles without any slipping. KNIPEX’s Hose Clamp Pliers are also designed to fit a variety of sizes and styles of clamps, tabs, and bands. Now, the vehicle’s original hose clamps can be reused instead of being replaced by screw clamps. In the long run, using the proper tool for this application can save a technician a lot of time and frustration from replacing these hose clamps.

Information provided by KNIPEX Tools LP

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