Welding Clamp Solutions
I do not like to use small hose clamps included on the LS200PI I purchased, which I just started to get into as I had a problem with UPS dropping the original unit and it cramped my style for awhile, in any case wherever I need small clamps I have been using this tool to create leak free connections at a nominal cost, for best results I use chrome wire as it holds the lock fast.The tool can be purchased at Lee Valley tools and their are two models for about $30.00cdn w wire.Works great on any automotive clamps, a godsend on garden hoses or large clamps that do not hold or they are stripped as you can come around as many times as you wish, I went around twice then terminated the clamp, and I am completely sure their are no leaks. On the other hand the Ceitiker welding clamp and connector kit is $175.00 with clampling tool which doesn't make sense because the clamps them selves are $0.60 ea. I also have used these on my Victor Pro acetylene set rather than go out and use the crimp on connectors.
The clamp I posted is on the quick connection to the units air/argon supply line that can also be done by getting a three way valve, but this is the cheapest way to handle it for now.