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How To Make Single Wrap 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 4 wraps of wire around a 1 inch diameter hose. Therefore

3 times 1 inch = 3 inches times 4 wraps = 12 inches plus 11 inches = 23 inches needed.

 1.

Slide one end of the wire through the roll pin.

2.

Pull it back until the end is safely positioned just inside the roll pin.

3.

Wrap the long end of the wire around the nose and roll pin.

4.

Continue wrapping the long end of the wire around the nose and roll pin in a figure 8 pattern.

 5.

Position the tool on top of the hose like shown. Hold the tool down with your thumb and start wrapping.

6.

This is 4 wraps. Note that the wire is under the roll pin.

 7.

Wrap the wire around the roll pin.

8.

Cross over and wrap the wire around the roll pin on the opposite side. A figure 8.

 9.

Bring the wire back to the first side and wrap it a couple of times. Cut off the excess wire for safety.

10.

This is how it should look.

 11.

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

 12.

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

13.

Tighten the clamp appropriately for your application. (Water hoses don't need to be as tight as hydraulic hoses.) Note that the tool is on one side of the wraps.

14.

Roll the tool over so that it doesn't interfere with the next step. Note that the tool is on the other side of the wraps.

15.

Rotate the tool clockwise approximately 180 degrees. See the next photo.

16.

It should look like this. The tool has been rotated end for end.

17.

It should look like this. The tool has been rotated end for end.

18. 

Release the tool by cutting the wires.

19. 

Continue twisting the wires approximately another 180 degrees.

20. 

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

21. 

Push the ends down on each side. Point whatever tool you're using as shown. If it slips you won't hurt yourself. Finished clamp in insert.


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