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Craftsman  Cable Operated Hose Clamp Pliers

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Reg Price: $39.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Overall Dimensions: 1 H x 6 W x 14.5 L
Product Overview:
Auto Tool Type: Specialty
Item Weight (lbs.): 1
Magnetic: No
Number of Pieces: 1
Package Contents: 1 set of hose clamp pliers
Rust Resistant: No
Color:
Color/Finish: Steel with Red handles
Materials & Finishes:
Material: Steel
Included with Item:
Case Included: No
Guides & Instructions:
User Guide Included: Yes
Warranties & Coverage:
General Warranty: Repair kit available

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Cable-Operated Hose Clamp Pliers Allow Fast and Easy Auto Repair

Hose clamps can be a pain, but the Craftsman cable-operated hose clamp pliers cut through the inconvenience and let you place clamps in one easy step. Rather than struggling to hold the clamp tightly in place while adjusting the screws or other fasteners, you can use the pliers as your extra set of hands. Set the clamp wherever needed, and the pliers firmly draw it closed in exactly the desired spot. Lock the tool and let go while you make final adjustments to your clamp for a totally hassle-free placement.

These cable-operated hose clamp pliers work with most standard and space save hose clamps for an all-purpose tool you'll want close at hand for all hose replacements or repairs. Remove the old self-tightening clamps with the same easy steps. With steel construction and thick vinyl grips, these pliers are made to be used for many years to come.

  • Craftsman cable-operated hose clamp pliers quickly place or remove hose clamps
  • Sturdy cable finds and holds the perfect fit for each clamp
  • Works on a wide range of standard and space-saver hose clamps
  • Ideal for working in small engine compartments
  • Locks in place to free up your hands for other tasks
  • Vinyl grips offer a comfortable and slip-free hold
  • Built to deliver years of solid service

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  • Available for Gift Wrap
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Added on July 26, 2010

 

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81 Reviews Write a review
69 Reviewers (85.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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c6h12
May 4 , 2008
Spring clamp hose pliers
I have aVW Cabriolet, Toyota Camery and a Isuzu Trooper, all of them have spring hose clamps as do most european cars. I had the oil cooler hose burst on the VW. After fighting with some chanel lock pliers I was able to remove the spring hose clamps. it only took four hours. It took half the time to replace them. After talking to the mechanic at work he said they make a tool for that and he bought his on a tool truck that comes to the shop. I looked on line for spring clamp pliers and found some in the range of $75.00 and up. I checked an online auction and found a pair they sold for $69.00. I went to the local Sears store and went to the auto specialty section and found a pair of craftsman for only $39.99. I hesitated a bit before buying them. It was the last set. I Bought them and the first thing I did when I got home was to try them out on the VW. The clamp slid right off in seconds. If I had had these a couple of weeks ago I could have saved hours not fighting the clamps using chanel lock pliers. A real must have. If you have any type of spring clamps on your vehicle you have to get this tool. It will get into places chanel locks wont and save hours of frustration
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sotin
Mar 20 , 2012
Great for hard to reach places, but couldn't remove most clamps
I used these spring clamp pliers to do a complete coolant hose replacement in an 89 Volkswagen. These pliers were indispensable to get at some hard to reach clamps and I would not have been able to complete the job without them. On the other hand, these pliers did not pinch most spring clamps enough to actually remove them over various fittings/nipples/junctions. I found myself using these cable operated pliers to spin hard to reach clamps into a position where I could get at them with a pair of Lisle spring clamp pliers (non-cable, and adjustable) which was kind of disappointing. I was hoping this cable operated plier would be the only hose clamp plier that I needed in my toolbox.
 

Fiend

Clovis, NM

Jul 1 , 2014
Overall
Hose Clamp Pliers

Great tool. Allows quick and easy removal and installation of hose clamps.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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oooh..TOOLS

Baytown, TX

May 20 , 2014
via sears.com
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worth every penny! but could be even better

I read reviews citing inadequate compression for maneuvering clamps over barbs, and I was a bit concerned upon seeing the stock pic showing a clamp not fully compressed (judging from the stop tabs) with the tool in locked position. Well, I got sick & tired of wasting time and beating my hands/arms up during a recent job (as a DIY mechanic) and couldn't wait a week to mail order a different brand, so I took a chance, as my local store had some in stock. I can testify that, not only did my new, made-in-France pliers fully compress the clamp tabs (i.e., open the clamp), the inner cable is a little TOO SHORT. This wasn't so much a problem with smaller clamps as it was with large, strong radiator hose clamps -- the clamp stop tabs met well before the lock position of this tool was reached, requiring excessive effort to make it lock. This is where a multi-position lock would come in handy. I worried that either the cable would break or the end cap(s) would fly off. Fortunately, neither occurred during a number of uses. Perhaps Sears took note of the "too long, needs washers" issue and went a tad overboard by shortening the cable too much on later units. A set screw end cap is supplied with these pliers which is intended for cable replacement -- the "needs washers" crowd should consider removing the original cap and using the set screw cap to solve their problem. The overall cable length is fine for reaching most any clamp. I easily removed my lower radiator clamp from above the bay. Note that you may have to use ordinary hand tools to initially pivot your clamps into a position that this tool will be able to latch onto them. I simply could not maneuver the business end (head) of these pliers onto one of my clamps w/o first swinging it around a bit. After that, however, subsequent placements and removals were a breeze. So, once you find a good position for this tool during clamp installation, let 'er go and next time you'll be set for a quick removal -- factory/existing orientation may not be helpful when using this tool. Suggested improvements: 1. Reduce grip spread (via ratcheting or w/e). It's rather difficult to use these pliers with one hand on the grips for clamps that have a wide tab spread. Often the user needs to hold the head of this tool in position with one hand while securing it in place via handles using the other hand. Sure, one can use the engine/bay as a brace, but this sometimes leads to the head slipping off the tabs when the user moves into a new position in order to grab the pliers with that other hand. 2. Easily rotatable head. I found it difficult to position on some clamps due to where my fingers had to be in order to slip the head over the tabs, while keeping my other hand at a necessary angle; it was a struggle trying to twist the head it into compliance. 3. Ratcheting, multi-position lock would be worth a few extra bucks. 4. A blow molded storage case would be worth a couple extra bucks.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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camo-katie

Dallas, PA

May 11 , 2014
via sears.com
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Very Handy Tool

I purchased this for my fianc? as an Easter present. He had seen it on the Sears website and mentioned he wanted to get it. He is a full time mechanic and not even a week after I gave it to him he had to use it and he said without the tool it would have been next to near impossible to get where he needed to. He said just using the tool that one time paid for itself. He now wants to buy another one for use if he needs to work on a car at home.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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dave4848

Chicago, IL

Apr 18 , 2014
via sears.com
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one of the best pliers in my tool box.

i have an old volkswagen with spring clamps all over the place, these pliers work great for these types of clamps. i used to use a vise grip style pliers to remover these and i was tired of cutting my self and sending the clamp shooting across the garage, this tool solves that problem.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Apr 1 , 2014
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Hose Clamp Wrench

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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GregoryC69

Cookeville, TN

Feb 26 , 2014
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Handy set of pliers

No toolbox would be complete without this nice set of hose clamp pliers. The cable operation is a very handy feature to incorperate. It allows you to get to those hard to reach areas with ease.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MWeb

Shawnee, OK

Feb 7 , 2014
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Great Product

Works great on every size OEM style clamp. Easy to operate.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jjcos

Big Cabin, OK

Jan 29 , 2014
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Awesome tool!!

used these hose clamp pliers on my 2002 dodge ram 1500 on some hard to get clamps worked like a dream worth every penny

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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st139

Miami, FL

Jan 15 , 2014
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Love it, Love it, Love it!!!

I'm a typical Do-It-Yourselfer. I gave a slight pause about buying this product, because of the price. I usually take off the clamps with a vise grip or some needle noses. I was having so much of a problem with them 1 day when I had to remove several of them for a coolant leak job. I couldn't take it anymore!! Upon reading the reviews, I gave in and bought it. Let me tell you, if you have any reservations about buying this product, don't! Buy it; like me, you will be glad you did because taking those @#$%^*" clamps off has never been so easy!!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Dec 30 , 2013
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HOSE CLAMP PLIERS

VERY USEFUL TOOL, COULDNT HAVE DONE JOB ANY EASIER OR FASTER WITHOUT THEM....

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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