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    Hose Crimping Pliers?

    Hi Wondering where I could buy a hose crimper for crimping ferrels on Oxy Act. and air line hose etc.
    I see some of the Vicegrip plier type But they seem to be limited to 1/4" hose. I would like to be able to crimp up to 1/2" hose. Thanks for any advice.

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    Re: Hose Crimping Pliers?

    Usually the same place you get your fittings from. Good ones aren't cheap. I usually buy a new hose, its cheaper. One of my welding suppliers does torch, regulator, and hose repairs. Maybe someone near you does too.

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    Re: Hose Crimping Pliers?

    I have the Western set that has 1/4" and 3/8" sized hose crimp holes on the vice grips.

    https://www.amazon.com/SEPTLS312CK26...0962683&sr=8-1

    Also have this universal bench mounted crimp tool that will crimp multiple sizes, including 1/2". It's a lot more expensive, but works well.

    https://www.amazon.com/Amflo-855-Hos...%2C211&sr=8-11
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    Re: Hose Crimping Pliers?

    the vise grips work sort of/sometmes, to get me out of a jam, going again. my disributor has a high dollar crimper w/ dies, so i take the hose in

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    Re: Hose Crimping Pliers?

    I prefer the Oetiker 2 ear clamps way better than the brass ferrules.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Oetiker-185000.../dp/B0037QFNJW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welder Dave View Post
    I prefer the Oetiker 2 ear clamps way better than the brass ferrules.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Oetiker-185000.../dp/B0037QFNJW
    Agree.
    Oetiker is the standard for food service pressure lines /soda etc.

    think my old Ford pickup had a few here and there also....

    if you never heard of them they are similar to Shark bite clamps.
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    Re: Hose Crimping Pliers?

    Used to be you could get fittings for OA hoses from Western supply that had tapered nipple that you screwed in to the hose after putting on the ferrule with no crimping. I liked them, no crimp and completely reusable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    Used to be you could get fittings for OA hoses from Western supply that had tapered nipple that you screwed in to the hose after putting on the ferrule with no crimping. I liked them, no crimp and completely reusable.
    Those would be my first choice if available otherwise Oetiker clamps as others have mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Those would be my first choice if available otherwise Oetiker clamps as others have mentioned.

    I love Oetikers too. My hose repair kits all have the vise grip style crimper. Not nearly as effective as this hammer style. They just work every time.
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    Re: Hose Crimping Pliers?

    I just bought a pair of Oetikers that crimps from front and side. Hoping they will help in a few spots inside machinery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by albrightree View Post
    I just bought a pair of Oetikers that crimps from front and side. Hoping they will help in a few spots inside machinery.
    That would be handy. But is the plier head itself bigger in size?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    That would be handy. But is the plier head itself bigger in size?


    I'm shocked!!!!! I figured you of all people on here would have several sets of those and a few others In fact I was thinking when I saw you post it would have some life size glossy pics of them to salivate over.... now I just don't know what to do??? I guess I'm so disappointed I may have to get drunk

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    If I stopped posting you guys would miss me AND have to find someone else to make fun of.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    If I stopped posting you guys would miss me AND have to find someone else to make fun of.....
    Not if you make sure to paint things the RIGHT color....

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    ronsiiís dog

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    Re: Hose Crimping Pliers?

    My old set still going strong.
    Crimp front or side.

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    Re: Hose Crimping Pliers?

    Who would have thought ? An even better use than mine.

    Oetiker Clamp Tool for Ear Clamps - Keg Outlet





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    @ tony - Nice,I don't think my plastic coated sheet metal compound action pliers will outlast your old ones.
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    Re: Hose Crimping Pliers?

    Quote Originally Posted by albrightree View Post
    Who would have thought ? An even better use than mine.

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    @ tony - Nice,I don't think my plastic coated sheet metal compound action pliers will outlast your old ones.
    For the amount they get used these days they will do me. If I was doing crimps every day I would have some sort compound action fitted with a hydraulic assist setup. The hands ain`t what they used to be.

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    Re: Hose Crimping Pliers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
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    Re: Hose Crimping Pliers?

    I forgot I have these CV boot clamp pliers that also work well for Oetiker clamps.

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    Re: Hose Crimping Pliers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    I forgot I have these CV boot clamp pliers that also work well for Oetiker clamps.

    Oh yeah!!! I've used them thar things before... a few times

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