CV Boot Clamp Pliers
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AutoCraft CV Boot Clamp Pliers

Part No. AC530 Warranty Details  
$8.99
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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
 
2.0

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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    (1)

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    (8)

25%

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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(6 of 14 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.

(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

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      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.

       
      1.0

      Do not waste your money!

      By 

      from SC

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about AutoCraft CV Boot Clamp Pliers:

      These pliers are useless. The handles and one of the 2 "teeth" bent so badly on the first clamp that they were useless on the second clamp. In fact, they almost ruined the first clamp and we had to improvise a way to tighten the second clamp. Now, the first clamp is loose and I have to try something else to tighten it. Totally worthless.

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      • No
       
      1.0

      These are JUNK. Pay the extra for the Lisle ones.

      By 

      from Omaha, NE

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about AutoCraft CV Boot Clamp Pliers:

      These are a piece of junk. They bent in two places on their first use. Pay the extra $20 for the better Lisle ones. On the plus side, Advance let me return them for a full refund when I told them how unhappy I was.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (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.

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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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