Originally Posted by hukdizzle
I'm about to build up a keezer on a 15cu/ft chest with a collar and previously with kegging I have used small stainless worm gear clamps which were easy to source/install but really I want something with a much cleaner look that provides equal pressure at all points.
I am thinking about going with oetiker clamps on this keezer build but before I drop the 20$ on a tool to install/remove them is there a better alternative out there that you guys have found?
I just started using oetiker clamps. So far I like them very much. I got the ones I have from Fastenal.
I have not used them on gas or beverage lines... used them on silicon and thermoplastic. They grip really nicely without damaging the hose.
Downsides that I see are that they are one time use only; and the size range for individual clamps is fairly narrow.
I bought the "pincher" tool, but you might be able to get away with a ceramic tile nipper if you have one. However, the pincher tool has longer handles and will give you more leverage.