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ClampTite

I picked this tool up at a boat show and soon felt the wrath of W/. She thought I had been snookered. It's a tool that uses SS wire to create clamps, you can use it to replace standard hose clamps as well as clamping odd items to odd places.

The only bad thing is that there is a learning curve and the good looking women at the boat show demonstrating these have had much more practice than I have. They make it look easy! It's not, but then again even a kid could learn to use this tool. Not to be outdone by an everyday normal rugrat - I learned.

I've used it as a clamp replacement I'm guessing around 100 times now. The bad side is that once made and clamped on you can not readjust it, you must cut if off (easy) and make a new one. And out of the 100 or so places I've used this system I've only had one leak where I needed to replace or redo the clamp.

When I get to the next boat show I'm getting the larger one where if I really need to I can use a coat hanger and make a large clamp.

Because I've used the Clamptite a lot, because it is very cost effective in making clamps and because I'm planning on purchasing a new larger sized one, this product earns an A.

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