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Old 08-07-2022, 09:00 PM   #1
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Hose clamp test: Project Farm (YouTube)

Number of different tests on hose clamps. Skandvik/ABA came out well, but there were others that did a bit better. I had not heard of them, but test includes some T-clamps.

https://youtu.be/jtMPq2lG-8U

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Project Farm does a good job testing different things. I sometimes cheat and fast forward to the results.
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Project Farm does a good job testing different things. I sometimes cheat and fast forward to the results.
I do too. This episode especially. The host does a good job - makes a big difference when a YT'er scripts an outline of the episode vs just riffs.
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A useful test, but I found the editing and narration very annoying. But that's probably just me.
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A useful test, but I found the editing and narration very annoying. But that's probably just me.
No...the pace and editing can get a bit annoying. But I give him a full pass because I think that style generally comes from necessity. He packs a TON of info in his videos. Many people on YouTube are trying to stretch out the timeline for viewing time. He is compressing it to constrain video length.

His volume of work is incredibly useful. Sometimes it doesn't tell the full story but you can usually get a grouping of products to completely avoid as well as get a grouping that's a pretty safe buy.

In this video I only saw one 316 SS clamp. That's still probably the one I would go with.
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In this video I only saw one 316 SS clamp. That's still probably the one I would go with.
Give us the brand name and save everyone from a tedious 15 minute video!
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+1 on the 316SS clamp.

In the video, too little attention was paid to the material (IMHO).
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AWAB and ABA are 316S/S.
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+1 on the 316SS clamp.

In the video, too little attention was paid to the material (IMHO).
Don't forget this video was not boat specific. He did list materials though. But I do wish he would have had more 316ss clamps.

As far as listing which brand...I wasn't paying that much attention
You will have to watch the video..lol.
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The 316S/S is the most important part of what makes a good clamp. Have not watched the video but if 316S/S wasnít emphasized then not sure about the test method. IMO the 3 most important things in a quality hose clamp are 1. 316S/S entirely including the screw. 2. Non perforated clamp band. 3. Rolled band edges in order not to cut the hose.
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Swedish clamps from AWAB were not tested. But I do watch every video the guy puts out. PF addicted
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Swedish clamps from AWAB were not tested. But I do watch every video the guy puts out. PF addicted
Then I would have to ask why they didnít test the best clamps on the market.
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The 316S/S is the most important part of what makes a good clamp. Have not watched the video but if 316S/S wasnít emphasized then not sure about the test method. IMO the 3 most important things in a quality hose clamp are 1. 316S/S entirely including the screw. 2. Non perforated clamp band. 3. Rolled band edges in order not to cut the hose.
I agree completely except for one detail - the screw must be a stainless material, but if it were 316 it would gall with the band. The screw must be a slightly different stainless (like Nitronic) which does not gall against 316. In practice, I think this is indeed the case for 316 hose clamps.

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Then I would have to ask why they didnít test the best clamps on the market.



That was not his point. His point was to test the cheapest brands against an expensive one.
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That was not his point. His point was to test the cheapest brands against an expensive one.
Ok, I didnít watch the video but why not include the best? Does not make sense to meÖ
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The 316S/S is the most important part of what makes a good clamp. .

I disagree

We had a lot of 2 inch plus Tridon Tbolt 316ss clamps fail on board, always at the 3 puny spot welds

Since replaced with cheap yum cha 304 band and cad plated steel bolt clones with 5 spot welds.

These have been trouble free for 4 years so far
No rust issues as they don't get wet.
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He tested 16 different clamp manufacturers. He may simply not be aware of the brand. All his videos are recommended by viewers.
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I disagree

We had a lot of 2 inch plus Tridon Tbolt 316ss clamps fail on board, always at the 3 puny spot welds

Since replaced with cheap yum cha 304 band and cad plated steel bolt clones with 5 spot welds.

These have been trouble free for 4 years so far
No rust issues as they don't get wet.
If you were to get AWAB Tbolt clamps you would find they donít have any welds on them to promote rust. They have an interlocking system in place of the welds. Far superior to welded clamps.
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Project Farm's audience is definitely more the general-mechanic type, so I expect he gets his samples where general hose clamps are available. Marine is niche--I wouldn't expect him to look for Swedish-made 316 stainless steel hose clamps for his tests.

You can always comment on his channel and see if he'll do a follow-on test for marine clamps. Plenty of boaters out there besides our crowd who might want to see it -- though maybe not as many as more mainstream mechanic types. It's all about the eyeballs and revenue generation now.
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I did not watch it. Was Ideal braneded clamps tested?
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