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How To Make Multiple Wrap Clamps Using Clamptite Tools For Custom Made Clamps.

 

***We recommend that you wear eye protection when working with wire.***

To calculate how much wire needed to make a clamp use these guidelines.

1. Each wrap takes 3 times the diameter (piD).

2. The tool needs 10 - 12 inches for itself.

3. Count the number of wraps and do the math.

In this example we have a total of 6 wraps of wire around a 1 inch diameter hose. Therefore

3 times 1 inch = 3 inches times 6 wraps = 18 inches plus 11 inches = 29 inches needed.

2 wraps on 1 inch would need approximately 20 - 22 inches. etc.

 1.

Save your fingers. Use the wire nut that comes with the kit. It also gives you more control and easier to control the wire.

 2.

Make a slip knot by sliding the wire nut end through the loop. Always continue in that same direction.

  3.

Holding the wires apart makes it easier to continue making wraps. We are going to make 3 wraps in this example.

 4.

Make another wrap through the loop while holding it open.

5.

Make another wrap through the loop while holding it open.

6.

Take up the slack in the clamp wires. Keep them from over lapping each other and keep the center wires apart. Do NOT bend the wires upwards or backwards when you pull. Keep them straight like they are shown.

 7.

Place the notched end of the tool under the two center wires. Position it in the center of the loop.

 8.

Hold the center wires in place on the tool with your thumb and pull any slack up.

 9.

Remove the wire nut. Wrap one of the center wires around the roll pin while holding the tool and wires with the other hand.

 10.

Wrap the other center wire on the opposite roll pin. Do the other side.

 11.

Twist the two center wires together at least 5 or 6 times. Otherwise they will just pull apart when you make the clamp. Cut off the ends if there is any excess wire.

 12.

Hold the tool firmly and turn the wing nut, or bronze end, to tighten the wires.

 13.

Position the wires how or where you want them before you finish tightening it down.

 14.

Tighten the clamp appropriately for your application. (Water hoses don't need to be as tight as hydraulic hoses.)

 15.

Pivot the tool back over the loop bending the center wires 180 degrees (the opposite direction).

 16.

This is how it should look. The tool pivoted to the opposite side, locking the wires in place. Your clamp is almost finished.

 17.

Release the tool by cutting the wires on the nut side of the roll pin.

 18.

This is how it should look.

 19.

Trim each end down to approximately 3/16 - 1/4 inch in length.

 20.

Push the ends down into the center. Point whatever tool you're using as shown. If it slips you won't hurt yourself.

 21.

Finished Custom Made Clamptite Tool Clamp.

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