Flat Band Hose Clamp Pliers
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AutoCraft Flat Band Hose Clamp Pliers

Part No. AC839/W80654 Warranty Details  
Ideal for removing and installing flat-style band clamps.

Product Features:
  • Tempered carbon steel for strength and durability
  • Swivel tips for flexible gripping
  • Black oxide and nickel-plated finish resists rust and corrosion
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Material:Carbon steel
Handle Material:Steel
Overall Length (inches):8.38
Weight (pounds):0.53

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AutoCraftFlat Band Hose Clamp Pliers
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good grip (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (3)
  • Minor repairs (3)
  • Regular maintenance (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Time Saver

I used product to replace to remove hoses from a heater core. The thing that I liked most was how it has a vice-grip type of mechanism to keep clamp open for manuvering. Little...Read complete review

I used product to replace to remove hoses from a heater core. The thing that I liked most was how it has a vice-grip type of mechanism to keep clamp open for manuvering. Little slippery when it gets wet. Keek in mind, put large end of clamp in slot and small end in hole.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worked great... at first

Allowed me to remove both clamps and put them on new hose. After putting hose in place and seating first clamp, it flew apart. I was able to use it to get the...Read complete review

Allowed me to remove both clamps and put them on new hose. After putting hose in place and seating first clamp, it flew apart. I was able to use it to get the 2nd seated but without the locking feature. Would probably be fine as long as you don't have any tight spots to maneuver. So, basically, if you have a newer auto... don't even bother with this tool.

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5.0

Good purchase for the money.

By 

from Racine, WI

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Price

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Hose Clamp Removal

Comments about AutoCraft Flat Band Hose Clamp Pliers:

Beats using a pliers.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

A must have tool for ring and flat band hose clamps.

By 

from Wisconsin

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3 or more reviews submitted

Comments about AutoCraft Flat Band Hose Clamp Pliers:

These are a simple must have and a huge time saver when dealing with clamps.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

AutoCraft Hose Clamp

By 

from FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Saved Time
  • Worked Great

Cons

  • Made In China

Best Uses

    Comments about AutoCraft Flat Band Hose Clamp Pliers:

    It made removing/installing hose clamps a LOT easier than using regular pliers. Decent build quality; I expect them to last awhile.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Works Good, But Spring Broke

    By 

    from Hurley, MS

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

    Pros

    • Does the job
    • Good Grip
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Weak Spring Broke

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Minor Repairs
    • Regular Maintenance

    Comments about AutoCraft Flat Band Hose Clamp Pliers:

    I needed to remove the radiator hoses that connect to my intercooler pump since I was replacing it. However, my standard channel lock pliers were both insufficient and were scraping up the hose clamps. I was hoping Advance had a hose clamp pliers as a loaner tool, but since they did not, I just bought this one. Despite the spring breaking right after I began using them, it thankfully was not necessary to remove the three clamps I bought the pliers for. For this reason, I decided to keep the pliers rather than return them.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worked Great!

    By 

    from West Liberty, OH

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Grip

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Minor Repairs

      Comments about AutoCraft Flat Band Hose Clamp Pliers:

      We had a lower hose on a 2000 Ford Taurus that we just could not get back on. The space was so tight I could not hold the clamp open and push on the hose. I spent about an hour on it and gave up and bought this tool. After getting the tool the job took 5 minutes! Literally!

      (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works well.

      By 

      from N.E.USA

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Good Grip
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Automotive Repair Shop
        • Home

        Comments about AutoCraft Flat Band Hose Clamp Pliers:

        Didn't take any chances and bought these along with the angled style and they were vey useful for a heater hose repair.The locking feature of both of these pliers (flat band,angled) was a big aggravation eraser and couldn't of done it without them.

        (11 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Worked great... at first

        By 

        from Roanoke, VA

        About Me Mechanic

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

            Comments about AutoCraft Flat Band Hose Clamp Pliers:

            Allowed me to remove both clamps and put them on new hose. After putting hose in place and seating first clamp, it flew apart. I was able to use it to get the 2nd seated but without the locking feature. Would probably be fine as long as you don't have any tight spots to maneuver. So, basically, if you have a newer auto... don't even bother with this tool.

            (10 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Real time saver

            By 

            from Pasadena MD

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            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Lock Closed

            Cons

            • Don~'~~t Spring Open

            Best Uses

            • Automotive Repair Shop
            • Minor Repairs

            Comments about AutoCraft Flat Band Hose Clamp Pliers:

            These pliers are made to hold the spring type hose clamps for easy removal and installation. They are perfect for that use. There is a spring loaded catch thart allows them to lock closed. The ends hook into the spring tips so the spring doesn't go flying as it would with regular pliers. My only negetive comment is that the pliers don't have a spring to open them. It would make it easier for one handed operation when reaching to get to a hose as most hoses are in locations where you can't fit both hands

            (71 of 124 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Time Saver

            By 

            from Milwaukee,Wi

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Regular Maintenance

              Comments about AutoCraft Flat Band Hose Clamp Pliers:

              Excellent Tool. Remember to place large in of clamp in slot and small end in whole. I used it to remove hose for heater core replacement. Worked perfectly

              (77 of 132 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Time Saver

              By 

              from Milwaukee, WI

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Regular Maintenance

                Comments about AutoCraft Flat Band Hose Clamp Pliers:

                I used product to replace to remove hoses from a heater core. The thing that I liked most was how it has a vice-grip type of mechanism to keep clamp open for manuvering. Little slippery when it gets wet. Keek in mind, put large end of clamp in slot and small end in hole.

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                2 Questions | 3 Answers
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                • Q:

                  Can this be used for clamping a brake line while changing calipers ? Thanks -
                  Asked on 8/1/2014 by Neil

                  2 answers

                  • A:

                    Hi, old question but others may run across it, as I have. "STEVE's" generic answer is not addressing the question. Most modern vehicles have very high pressure, hydraulic brake lines. These flat band hose clamp pliers DO NOT clamp-off ANY line, temporarily, stopping fluid or air flow while you "change" or work on anything that is "downstream". These type of HOSE CLAMP pliers work with with constant tension, flat band style hose clamps found on low pressure hoses, such as those used with radiator hose and heater box/core hose, etc. Normally, flat band clamps would NOT be used in brake lines so, PLEASE, make sure you know what system, hoses & lines that you are dealing with! Be well!

                    Answered on 12/24/2016 by MGMitch from Yarmouth, Maine
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                    A:

                    Hi Neil, glad to assist you! This part is ideal for removing and installing flat-style band clamps.

                    Answered on 8/4/2014 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  can i use these pliers to take off clamps for a return power steering hose?
                  Asked on 5/17/2010 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Yes you could use this clamp for that purpose.

                    Answered on 5/19/2010 by Rose from AAP
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