Single-ear and twin-ear hose clamps are commonly used on both air and fluid lines, as they are ideal for demanding applications involving both soft or hard rubbers and plastics. The design also ensures a uniform clamping compression around the circumference of the hose clamp. The correct way of securing this sort of clamp is with a dedicated pair of hose clamp pliers, like this example from Laser Tools, part number 8261.

These are heavy-duty pliers, designed for fitting medium-sized single and twin-ear clamps, closed and open-ear type O-clamps and Oetiker-style clamps. The design allows minimum clamping effort for the operator while offering a tight and secure clamp. The mechanical lock prevents damage to the collar. The retraction bar has two settings, which allow for initial pre-tensioning and the final clamping.

The pliers have a length of 270mm and the handles are PVC dipped for comfortable use. Suitable for the Connect Workshop Consumables twin-ear hose clamp range, part numbers 30815 to 30821.

Do the job right the first time with Laser Tools. The 8261 hose clamp pliers are available now from your local Laser Tools stockist, typically priced at £48.90 (+ VAT). Always remember to check for the best prices and special offers.

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