Style:Front and Side Jaw Suitable for simple and reliable clamping of 1-ear and 2-ear clamps. With carded packaging.
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- Suitable for Simple and reliable clamping of 1-ear and 2-ear Clamps without damaging the press points
- An additional side jaw for easy clamping at Degree angle to ear clamp when space is limited
- For Clamps on cv boots, coolant and fuel lines, air pressure systems, compressors
- Durable and strong for long life
-#5,964 in Tools & Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement) #22 in Pliers
-12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- I purchased these to crimp the fuel line clamps on my Mercury Optimax outboard motor while replacing all of the fuel lines. These crimpers are a little more expensive than the standard ones you find for $12 – $15, but are well worth the money. They seem to be very good quality and the side crimping edge is invaluable for confined or tight spaces. Don’t think I could have completed the job without further disassembly of the engine housing if I was using standard crimpers without the side edge. These things are great, and you will only regret it if you purchase the cheaper standard models that do not have the side crimping capability as it saves you time and frustration! Happy with the purchase!
- When dealing with oetiker clamps style clamps there is no substitute. I thought I could get away with using tongue-and-groove pliers—also known as water pump pliers, adjustable pliers, groove-joint pliers, arc-joint pliers, Multi-Grips, tap or pipe spanners, gland pliers and Channellocks (i.e., Channellock brand pliers) but I was able to achieve the correct sharp pinch that is required with oetiker clamps style clamps. I prefer the front and side pinch models for accessibility In confined areas.
- Knipex quality has yet to let me down. When you want a good fit and an OEM look on any pipes that are clamped, ear clamps the the way to go. To get by, you can definitely use a pair of pliers in a pinch, but these are the way to go for the best fit. The teeth are spaced just enough so you don’t accidentally cut all the way through the clamp. These also have a set of teeth on the side which really help in tight spots. Would definitely buy again.
- I had to replace badly torn CV boots and needed an installation tool to crimp the new bands that hold the boots to the axle. These Knipex pliers were perfect. I especially like the feature that allows you to crimp the band using either the front or the side of the tool. This is the main reason I selected this tool as it gives you a choice of ways to crimp the bands when working in confined spaces under a car. And we all know how challenging that can be. I am a “weekend warrior mechanic” not a professional and they worked great for lightweight home DYIing.
- This tool makes quick work of those band clamps that are commonly found on steering rack boots and CV joints. I love the fact that I have the option to clamp the band from either the top or the side with this tool. You pay a little more in order to clamp from the side, but it is so worth it, as you can do most repairs without removing the part.
- because I bought these clamp pliers before trying to do so! bought these to change my tie rod boots, and boy was it easy! if you’re contemplating of whether to get the front and side version or just the front style only; get the front & side, it’s wide enough to clamp the entire width of boots and the side is great if you’re not up for crawling underneath the car or if there is no access to the clamp from underneath and you need to reach in from the side to clamp the boot.
- As the title says, these worked perfectly for pinching Oetiker style clamps. I needed to clamp a couple of them on the driveshaft of my Audi. Worked great and the two separate jaws made it easy to get in there from multiple angle.The build quality seems good, as they have some weight to them. The rubber sleeves were also of good quality and I didn’t have any issues with my hands slipping. I may never use these again, but if I do, I am confident that these will still be in great shape even if its been a decade.
- Works great. Mine came in a soft little baggy. I mean, usually you expect some sort of tag or packaging but this was just a soft plastic bag and barcode covering the head of the tool. I’m not going to knock it any points for that. I needed to replace a pressure switch in an air compressor and needed to install a new clamp. This worked to not only remove the old clamp but easily bent the new stainless steel clamp into place. Having the double head was just a bonus to get into that tight spot.