Originally Posted by Yesfan
Not to mention expense (clamps, tool, etc.). What is the benefit of the Otikers over stainless hose clamps?
Oetiker clamps provide a uniform constriction around the full circumference, where worm clamps always have a partial fixed radius area at the base of the worm drive. Oetiker clamps are also more likely to be fully stainless steel, where many "SS" worm clamps actually may have a non-stainless screw.
On the down side, Oetikers are pretty much single-use and are more easily installed with a special tool (though one can get away with side-cutters or square nosed pliers).
After all that, I still just use proper sized all stainless worm clamps without issue...