This tool is machined stainless steel with a one piece
body and nose and bronze nut. The tool was designed
with the detailed craftsman who need a long lasting
tool able to hold up to extremely tough wire while clamping,
binding and pulling the wire until the job is complete.
At our last messabout, Allston
Crawford and his lovely companion, Teresa were among the attendees.
He remarked on our Chippy's
Clip and what an unusual tool it was. Then
he showed me the Clamptite tool. I was amazed and immediately
saw hundreds of uses for it.
The thing makes hose clamps
out of just about any wire you have lying around. It will
attach about any hose to any fitting and more: it will repair
split wood such as a boom or sprit; it will make a quick
eye or whipped end on a rope; it will attach a cleat or
about anything to the rail on a sailboat; it will splice
wires and much more.
When I got home, I Googled ClampTite and decided we needed
this tool in our store. Below are some examples of what this
tool can do: (more examples at the bottom
of the page)
||STEP 1: Cut wire to length
(15 times the diameter of the item you’re damping
plus 12) Fold Wire in half, tape (or wire nut) ends together
and wrap around item where you want the clamp. Tuck the
ends thru the loop.
||STEP 2: Wrap around (inside
the first wrap), tuck thru loop again and remove the tape
(or wire nut.) Place tool as shown, with wire over front
pin. Twist ends together tightly.
||STEP 3: Place notch at
end of tool against the wire loop and turn wingnut clockwise
||STEP 4: Rotate tool over
to lock the clamp. Loosen wingnut and remove the ClampTite
tool. Clip off wire ends about 1/4” from clamp and
push them down against the hose.
I just sold a boat trailer to a fellow duckworks-ite. I had some reclaimed red cedar that seemed perfect for bunks to hold the boat he's restoring. But it was looooong wood that wouldn't fit it his truck bed. Attaching to the trailer was a no-brainer, but he had no ratchet straps and I never have enough to spare any. Clamp-Tite to the rescue!