Hose clamps can come in many shapes and sizes. They are an essential part of our way of life. They can be found anywhere from the vehicle that we drive to the house that we sleep in. Hose clamps are necessary to secure portions of a hose that can prevent liquid from escaping. You can find generic hose clamps at most ranch or building stores. You can also have custom hose clamps, like those created at TKO Clamping Systems. These custom hose clamps can have a personal feel to them because you can choose the color and engraving that you want.
What are Common Uses for Hose Clamps?
It Still Runs lays out some common uses for hose clamps. They said, “Common uses for hose clamps include securing hoses in automotive systems and for clamping lines in household plumbing systems. Hose clamps also work well in other situations where a user desires a strong band clamp, like applications where a zip tie or duct tape might be used.” Hose clamps make certain jobs a lot easier, especially where you would have been stuck with duct tape or zip ties.
There can be other creative uses for hose clamps that are not normally thought of. There is an article called, “Five Uses of Hose Clamps You’ve Probably Never Thought Of.” These five uses are:
- Fixing Parts on Bikes – Clamps can be used to create a secure holder for a flashlight on a bike. Also, mounting mirrors on a bike is possible with the numerous sizes of hose clamps available.
- Camera Accessory – Hose clamps can give you aid when using a DSLR camera. Sometimes it is difficult to reach or move the focus on a camera. Connecting a hose clamp can solve this issue, which can allow you to have an attachment, the clamp, to move the focus.
- Decoration – Clamps can always be used to help you decorate. If you like the mason jar, or glass bottle look around the house, then you can use a clamp to around the bottle to connect the bottle to whatever you would like.
- Guide for Cutting Bottles – Cutting glass bottles has become a big deal. Many people will cut wine bottles to make glasses to drink out of or for decoration. A hose clamp can make for an excellent line so that you can cut a straight line.
- Jewelry – Another way to utilize the hose clamp in a non-traditional way is to create jewelry, you can hold beads or stones securely in a clamp. These can make necklaces or bracelets.
Aside from these unusual ways to use clamps, hose clamps and especially custom hose clamps are becoming a big part of our everyday life. You cannot look under the hood of a car or on the exterior of an off-road vehicle without seeing some sort of clamp holding something together. These clamps can ensure that your vehicle is operating properly and that they have the strength to withstand the pressure that they are under. TKO Clamps can withstand more than the normal pressure put on a clamp in any situation. Not only are they strong clamps, but the clamps look good in the process.
How do TKO Clamping Systems Differ from Other Clamps?
TKO Clamping Systems offer a wide variety of custom hose clamp sizes and colors. Their custom hose clamps are solid and vary greatly from the generic flimsy clamp that we are all used to struggling with. Anyone that has used a traditional hose clamp knows the shortcomings of these clamps. A lot of time these clamps lead to frustration and irritation while trying to connect a hose.
The custom hose clamps that TKO Clamping Systems offers are premium machined out of 6061 aluminum. They are thick clamps coming in at a ¼ inch thick and a ½ inch wide. That means that they are durable and will last a very long time. These clamps are also new and innovative, which is shown by the patent for multi-hinged 3 part aluminum band, which incorporates a negative angle locking latch system. Having a patent means that these clamps are one-of-a-kind and are new and innovative. It is not easy to obtain a patent and it takes a lot of work to create something new enough to receive one. The patent means that you will not find anything quite like or exactly one of these on the market. These clamps are strong and simple to use with its patented abilities. They come in sizes from a ½ inch to 4 ⅝ inch.
The thickness and width of TKO clamps vary greatly from the common flimsy, typical clamps that we are used to. Also, the locking mechanism could not be more different. We are used to always needing a screwdriver or a drill to tighten the clamp. TKO custom hose clamps are simple to tighten. All you have to do is put it around the hose and close the latch to seal and lock it tight. To loosen our clamps, it is simple, use a flathead screwdriver to release the latch. Some may think that these clamps are overkill, but there is no such thing. Having a custom hose clamp that can withstand any amount of pressure, can save you from the frustration of a clamp failing.
Our clamps also open wide enough so that the hose does not have to be removed, unlike other typical hose clamps. These clamps also leave the pipe or hose dent and ding free. The innovative convex edge is the cause of the dent free custom hose clamp. TKO Clamps are not only perfect for hoses, but they are perfect for any attachment you need on a circular tube.
What Type of Custom Hose Clamp Can I Get?
There are numerous colors, sizes, and engravings. Often, clamps are in locations where they can be seen by others. Being able to create custom hose clamps, is unique and enjoyable. These custom hose clamps come in numerous anodized colors and have a polished finish. These clamps are built to your specifications. If you are working on a build and you think it will turn out a certain way, let us know. We can match the color of the custom hose clamps to your build and put a special engraving on it for you.
These clamps can make your hot rods, cars, and motorcycles stand out amongst the crowd with a custom look for the radiator hose and any other hoses you need a clamp. TKO Clamping Systems can bring some flare to your vehicle that it did not have before. We also have the knowledge and experience to help you with any clamp situation. There is a wide assortment of clamp sizes and colors that you can choose from. You can browse our products or contact us for more details.
In addition to all of these customizations, there are numerous engravings that can be done on your custom hose clamps. This can definitely add some excitement to your classic car, hot rod, or even your off road vehicle. You can engrave your custom hose clamps with either text or clip art. We offer many fonts that you can search. Also, we do engrave almost any type of clip art. We live in a society that likes to customize almost everything, because it is fun and it makes it personal.
In the end, you will have a custom hose clamp that looks amazing, has a personal touch, and a performs its primary function well. Also, your custom car or hot rod will have a personal touch that other hot rods or custom cars will be lacking. If you have any questions, or you want to place a custom order, Call Us so that we can help you.