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Recommend a good hose clamp brand/set

Old 06-13-2019, 07:20 AM
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Default Recommend a good hose clamp brand/set

Looking for a good set of hose clamps to keep on boat/shop, multiple sizes. I would like to find a similar set to this set at HF, but much better quality that won't strip out and will hold up. Just used the HF set as an example. I would prefer something with USA made SS clamps.

https://www.harborfreight.com/40-pc-...ent-62363.html

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Old 06-13-2019, 07:32 AM
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i buy from home depot and west marine

never had one strip out or rust

there are also lots of options for assortments on Amazon, check it out, read reviews
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:09 AM
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AWAB 316 stainless steel
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:18 AM
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Hose Clamps from Titan are 100 Percent Titanium
I like the rolled edges. And reduction in weight !!! LOL

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Old 06-13-2019, 08:36 PM
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Just make sure you get stainless band and screw.
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:15 PM
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The best of the best are ABA clamps. They have a solid band not sliced through for the threads and are all 316SS: screw, housing, band, the whole kit. I trust nothing else for ANY below the waterline hose that is connected to the ocean. Definitely not cheap, but worth it. https://amzn.to/2X6pbGQ

Scandvik solid band clamps are a very close second.

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Old 06-14-2019, 01:45 AM
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Hello, I could not possibly recommend any of the perforated band types of clamps, irrespective of where they are made or what the say they are made from, just too many failures. I would highly recommend Norma as a source for continuous band stainless (316) hose clamps. Awab have an excellent reputation but are not as easily available in my area. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:36 AM
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We’re switching to AWEB this weekend for all of our engine clamps that deal with raw water and any that handle a through hull fitting below the waterline. We had one inferior clamp blow off a heat exchanger on our Detroit recently and put a lot of water in the bilge. Never again!
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