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    G'day,

    now here's an interesting gadget....

    http://www.filthymotorsports.com/Cla...-clamptite.htm

    price looks reasonable, but the shipping might be scary

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    Are they in Oz ? anyone seen them ?

    Probably enough info on the site for the enterprising to make their own....

    cheers,
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    Hi Bob,
    Can you explain to me why a person with a $2000 plus vehicle, that they have done a lot of work on, would want a "Farm Clamp" on their vehicle ?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by geckoeng View Post
    Hi Bob,
    Can you explain to me why a person with a $2000 plus vehicle, that they have done a lot of work on, would want a "Farm Clamp" on their vehicle ?????

    Ray
    Maybe the ran out of cable ties????

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    Bob,
    The clamp tool, the answer to my dreams. I've been trying to get Mrs 'beest to knit me a set of hose clamps for the 504 for ages.
    This clamp tool would look good on my tool board along with the sump plug spanner made from a railway dog spike.

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    A friend of mine used one of those tools to make a set of horse yards for his wife. I think a better wire clamp can be made using a method my father taught me (and his father probably taught him) using a long tapered punch or whatever substitute is to hand. You cut a piece of wire at least twice as long as whatever it has to wrap around. Find the middle and fold it in half. Wrap the two strands around the job, put the punch through the loop and twist it around the tails.

    For relatively permanent automotive use it is hard to beat ligarex.

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    Called a twitch Roger.
    Used to use 'em to fix roof sheets when I had a holiday job on the CBH roofing gang.
    Used the handle of the pliers as the tool.
    FWIW I think the wire hose clamp looks like s**t, I think it would cut into the hose, might be good in emergency.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Wilkinson View Post
    A friend of mine used one of those tools to make a set of horse yards for his wife. I think a better wire clamp can be made using a method my father taught me (and his father probably taught him) using a long tapered punch or whatever substitute is to hand. You cut a piece of wire at least twice as long as whatever it has to wrap around. Find the middle and fold it in half. Wrap the two strands around the job, put the punch through the loop and twist it around the tails.

    For relatively permanent automotive use it is hard to beat ligarex.

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    G'day,

    gawd, you're a picky lot...

    No, it's not the answer to a maidens prayer or anything like that, it's just an interesting gadget that would no doubt prove useful if it was in the tool box. Would you go out of your way and actually buy one, probably not.

    FWIW, way back when, there was a brand of hose clips/clamps that used a formed double strand wire loop that was tightened via a screw and captive nut. They worked OK but were not as pretty as the worm drive ones that we replaced them with when the mood striked.

    If you want to do twist ties, drop into the big B and pick up the right tool from the builders hardware section. They have a DIY version, the real one will cost you $50 - makes the job a breeze, quick as a flash and no pinched skin

    Insofar as I am concerned, coming from an age when the motorbike bag contained a shifter, pliers, screwdriver and a bit of wire. Things that utilise cheap iron wire as fasteners still fascinate

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Wilkinson View Post
    A friend of mine used one of those tools to make a set of horse yards for his wife.

    Roger
    And THEN the fight started!

    I agree with Roger about Ligarex.
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    "Band It" is another similar product, they have a vast range of stainless steel bands in various widths and thicknesses.

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    Being a country lad myself there are two things you learn early.........kill any snake you see.... and anything can be fixed with No.8 fencing wire.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...ZfCaVqs#t=149s

    Skip to 13:35 if you're not interested in rally... "next year we come with a proper clip" AV ha ha...

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    I have seen these demonstrated at the Lardner Park field days several years back so they are,or have been, available in Oz.

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