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Old 01-26-2009, 03:25 AM   #1
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Default Oetiker Clamps - Decent Price to Get Started?

Been wanting to phase out my hose clamps with the Oetiker Clamps.

Looked at a few listings on Amazon and it all looks pretty pricey?

What size would I need for the red airline tubing and the beverage line tubing for a kegerator?

Amazon.com: Oetiker PEX Clamp Pincher Tool: Home Improvement

This should 150 bucks just for the pliers!! Seriously??

Anyone know where to pick up the same thing but not perhaps Oetiker brand for less?


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Old 01-26-2009, 03:30 AM   #2
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You can get this at Northern Brewer for about 14 bucks.



Harbor Freight has them for about 9 bucks. I have one from NF and it works great.


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Old 01-26-2009, 04:25 AM   #3
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+1 I use the same tool as EdWort.
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tile snips also work very well.

Oetiker clamps don't realy seem practical to me though, they're not reusable, you need a special tool to apply them and they provide no better tightening than regular hose clamps.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:28 PM   #5
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They do provide a better and tighter seal than regular hose clamps.

Here ya go:

http://pivo.northernbrewer.com/nbsto...etiker&x=0&y=0
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They are a lot better than hose clamps, I use them on my soda system and a lot of my kegging setup. I just bought front end snips from someplace really cheap (Like the $2 parts bin at an ace hardware) and they work just fine for applying and removing the clamps.
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Another vote for the same tool Ed has. I bought it at NB, but you can get it right at the Depot, too (the tool is for cutting off nailheads). Even if you wanted the real deal:



NB has that, too, in stock for $37.

I personally like the tool I have; it's pretty damn useful in the toolbox regardless.
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So where do you actually find the clamps?
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the link I posted above links to Northern brewer who provides the clamps and the tools.


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