CV Boot Clamp Pliers
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AutoCraft CV Boot Clamp Pliers

Part No. AC530 Warranty Details  
Ideal for installing clamps on fuel filters, water pumps, CV joint boots and other cooling system hoses

Product Features:
  • Designed for all ear-type clamps
  • Carbon steel construction with insulated grip
  • Lifetime warranty
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Air Or Electric:No
Case Included:No
Finish:Black Finish
Handle Color:Red
Handle Length:152 mm
Handle Material:Carbon Steel
Material:Carbon Steel

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AutoCraftCV Boot Clamp Pliers
 
2.2

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

30%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Flimsy (6)

Best Uses

  • Minor repairs (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Mechanic (4), Auto enthusiast (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

to much trouble

The clamps where ok for price,[...]

The clamps where ok for price,[...]

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

priced right

my biggest problem was finding band that it would use for cv boot. The one that came in kit I bought would not work.No instructions to tell you what different types it would work...Read complete review

my biggest problem was finding band that it would use for cv boot. The one that came in kit I bought would not work.No instructions to tell you what different types it would work on. I know this seems simple but know one at stores I went to could really help me.All in all unless you just have to replace band on cv boot Id buy it ,but to re place boot I would buy a whole new set cv axle.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

100% Useless

By 

from San Antonio, TX

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

      Comments about AutoCraft CV Boot Clamp Pliers:

      Seriously, don't even bother wasting your time. They are so flimsy that the jaws AND the pliers themselves bent when I tried to crimp a clamp. They are uncomfortable to use and the action is so wide that there is zero chance of crimping anything on the vehicle with these.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Do not buy. Junk!

      By 

      from Winston Salem, NC

      About Me Mechanic

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

          Comments about AutoCraft CV Boot Clamp Pliers:

          Broke on first use. Returned and got a replacement. It broke too. This tool is not strong enough to properly torque any clamps. Waste of time and money. Junk!!!

           
          1.0

          Junk..Don't get allured by the price

          By 

          from Asheville, NC

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Limited Function
            • Low Quality Materials

            Best Uses

              Comments about AutoCraft CV Boot Clamp Pliers:

              It did not take much force to bend the crimping end of this plier and the handle. I tried two before giving up and buying a 'made in USA' tool made of properly hardened steel that worked perfectly.

               
              1.0

              Bent After Two Uses

              By 

              from Zimbabwe

              About Me Truck Enthusiast

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about AutoCraft CV Boot Clamp Pliers:

                  This tool had a great price, and I was short on cash, so I went for the buy. After I used this tool on only two clamps, it started to bend and warp. Every once in a while, you'll buy a cheap tool that works well, but, in this case, you get what you pay for.

                  (6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product. It worked as I guessed.

                  By 

                  from Manchester,KY

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer
                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Grip
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Automotive Repair Shop
                  • Minor Repairs
                  • Regular Maintenance

                  Comments about AutoCraft CV Boot Clamp Pliers:

                  This item saved a bunch of money in the long run.

                  (4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  You get what you pay for

                  By 

                  from Syracuse, NY

                  About Me Mechanic

                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy
                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about AutoCraft CV Boot Clamp Pliers:

                      I've broken 3 pairs of these pliers. The first two broke at the "pinchers" because they were ground too thin. The last broke at the pivot. I returned both for a replacement with no problem, but likely won't for the last pair.

                      These are marketed as CV Boot Clamp Pliers, the majority of which the clamps are made of stainless steel. These are pliers were both low cost and cheaply made. Don't waste your money and time on these.

                      (44 of 81 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Too weak to close stainless steel clamps

                      By 

                      from New Britain, CT

                      About Me Mechanic

                      Verified Buyer
                      Helpful Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Price

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

                      • Minor Repairs

                      Comments about AutoCraft CV Boot Clamp Pliers:

                      These pliers are not shaped correctly and are made of very soft steel. I needed to close new VW CV Joint Boot clamps made of stainless steel. These pliers bent in my hands with hardly a any closure of the clamp. I finished the job by putting sheet metal boots (to prevent cutting the SS CV boot clamp) on my cutting pliers and closing the CV boot clamp with those. I returned these to the store. The counter person was happy to refund my money.
                      These might actually work if they were made of tool steel.

                      (79 of 143 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Handy to have around

                      By 

                      from Rochester,NY

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                      Verified Buyer
                      3 or more reviews submitted

                      Pros

                      • Easy to use

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Minor Repairs

                      Comments about AutoCraft CV Boot Clamp Pliers:

                      Surprised at ease of use

                      (78 of 138 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      to much trouble

                      By 

                      from cleveland al

                      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

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                      Verified Buyer
                      3 or more reviews submitted

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Limited Function

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about AutoCraft CV Boot Clamp Pliers:

                          The clamps where ok for price,[...]

                          (93 of 154 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          priced right

                          By 

                          from cleveland al

                          About Me Auto Enthusiast

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer
                          3 or more reviews submitted

                          Pros

                          • Good Grip
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Difficult To Use

                          Best Uses

                          • Home

                          Comments about AutoCraft CV Boot Clamp Pliers:

                          my biggest problem was finding band that it would use for cv boot. The one that came in kit I bought would not work.No instructions to tell you what different types it would work on. I know this seems simple but know one at stores I went to could really help me.All in all unless you just have to replace band on cv boot Id buy it ,but to re place boot I would buy a whole new set cv axle.

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                          5 Questions | 6 Answers
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                          • Q:

                            How do u use Cv boot clamp pliers by autocraft
                            Asked on 9/25/2012 by Moe from Va.

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Align a CV boot clamp in one of the boot clamp's 1/4-inch wide channels. The boot will have two channels, one for the large boot clamp and one for the small boot clamp. The channels, located near each end of the boot, provide a place for the clamp to tighten around the boot without causing the boot to crimp. Slide the boot clamp's nipple under the locking tab, the ear, and to the hole found on the tag end of the boot clamp. This will hold the clamp in place. The inner ear, found near the nipple, will slide into the outer ear, found near the hole, once the nipple has slipped into a hole. Spread the handles of the CV boot-clamp pliers completely. This will open the jaws. Place the boot-clamp pliers' jaws on each side of the outer ear. The angle-shaped jaws will grab the ear where it connects to the boot clamp's band, the part that encircles the boot. A metal bar, which connects to the pliers' hinge in between the jaws, will rest on the top-center of the ear. Squeeze the CV boot-clamp pliers' handles until the edges of the ear depress against the metal bar. When tight, the boot clamp's ear will look like a human's ear, with a raised rim around a depressed area. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                              Answered on 9/26/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            How do u use them
                            Asked on 9/25/2012 by Moe from Va.

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Align a CV boot clamp in one of the boot clamp's 1/4-inch wide channels. The boot will have two channels, one for the large boot clamp and one for the small boot clamp. The channels, located near each end of the boot, provide a place for the clamp to tighten around the boot without causing the boot to crimp. Slide the boot clamp's nipple under the locking tab, the ear, and to the hole found on the tag end of the boot clamp. This will hold the clamp in place. The inner ear, found near the nipple, will slide into the outer ear, found near the hole, once the nipple has slipped into a hole. Spread the handles of the CV boot-clamp pliers completely. This will open the jaws. Place the boot-clamp pliers' jaws on each side of the outer ear. The angle-shaped jaws will grab the ear where it connects to the boot clamp's band, the part that encircles the boot. A metal bar, which connects to the pliers' hinge in between the jaws, will rest on the top-center of the ear. Squeeze the CV boot-clamp pliers' handles until the edges of the ear depress against the metal bar. When tight, the boot clamp's ear will look like a human's ear, with a raised rim around a depressed area. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                              Answered on 9/25/2012 by Rick from AAP
                          • Q:

                            There has not been a answer to the question! HOW do you use this thing. I am sure we all know what its used for, but how? There are no instructions on how to place the pliers on the band to make them tight. there needs to be a video on this.
                            Asked on 1/30/2012 by Wally

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Align a CV boot clamp in one of the boot clamp's 1/4-inch wide channels. The boot will have two channels, one for the large boot clamp and one for the small boot clamp. The channels, located near each end of the boot, provide a place for the clamp to tighten around the boot without causing the boot to crimp. Slide the boot clamp's nipple under the locking tab, the ear, and to the hole found on the tag end of the boot clamp. This will hold the clamp in place. The inner ear, found near the nipple, will slide into the outer ear, found near the hole, once the nipple has slipped into a hole. Spread the handles of the CV boot-clamp pliers completely. This will open the jaws. Place the boot-clamp pliers' jaws on each side of the outer ear. The angle-shaped jaws will grab the ear where it connects to the boot clamp's band, the part that encircles the boot. A metal bar, which connects to the pliers' hinge in between the jaws, will rest on the top-center of the ear. Squeeze the CV boot-clamp pliers' handles until the edges of the ear depress against the metal bar. When tight, the boot clamp's ear will look like a human's ear, with a raised rim around a depressed area.

                              Answered on 1/31/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                          • Q:

                            how do i use a autocraft cv boot clamp pliers on a slip on clamp
                            Asked on 12/29/2010 by Anonymous from naugatuck, CT

                            2 answers

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              These are designed for all ear-type clamps.

                              Answered on 12/30/2010 by Anonymous
                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              These are designed for all ear-type clamps.

                              Answered on 12/30/2010 by Anonymous
                          • Q:

                            how do you use it?
                            Asked on 9/2/2010 by caty from easton,pa

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              VCV boots use this special type of clamp that folds over the boot. These pliers make it easier to squeeze the clamp.

                              Answered on 9/2/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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