Don't have to worry about falure do to rust By Rick on 2/23/2017
Rick would recommend this product to a friend
Had used hose clamps for original setup three of eight failed do to rust the hose stayed in place without them but for peace of mind purchased the Ratchet clamps. The 1 1/4" closed tight around the braded vinyl tube and didn't bottom out the 3/4" bottomed out and could still be twisted around the tubing I don't think it will be a problem but wished it was tighter.
Not for Hose's By Matthew on 1/27/2017
Matthew wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I bought this for my Aqueon sump setup. This 1" clamp did not fit my 1" plumbing. The hose I used was plastic and not vinyl. This may work for vinyl tubing but as stated in other reviews this will not work for all 1" standard plumbing. I will try to buy another size and update my review.
Titanium Clamps Much Better By Jesse on 1/2/2017
Jesse wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
These plastic clamps are ok if used out of saltwater and not off a pump. I would also recommend doubling up if you're placing them on a pump. The thing is that after a random amount of time in saltwater they just get brittle and snap. They work better for something like a UV Sterilizer connection that's out of the water, for example.
But any clamp that's on a submerged pump I use Titan Titanium clamps. They're more expensive, but don't rust while submerged in saltwater like the "stainless steel" clamps do. I also double up on the Titans as well if they're on a pump because I had a hose pop off a pump once (with plastic clamps) and just shot water everywhere, flooding the basement room.
So under water use metal and it has to be Titanium if you don't want rust.
Strong and easy to use By Knuckledragger on 3/16/2016
Knuckledragger would recommend this product to a friend
I only gave four stars as it seems that these could be a bit wider to cover more area on the hose for compression. They do work though and are very easy to use.
Ratchet Clamp for 1” Tubing By jerry on 3/2/2016
jerry would recommend this product to a friend
Works just as they should.Makes easy leak free connections
Works By Jessica on 1/29/2016
Jessica would recommend this product to a friend
Worked well for what it is. I would purchase again.
Better than expected By don_chuwish on 1/18/2016
don_chuwish would recommend this product to a friend
These are much more substantial than I'd expected. They feel tough and really seem up to the task.
Easy to install By Xavier on 1/5/2016
Xavier would recommend this product to a friend
Don't cut corners in your soft plumbing installs. just add one of this for peace of mind.
Would recommend By Juken on 11/25/2015
Juken would recommend this product to a friend
Work Great By Russ K. on 7/2/2015
Russ K. would recommend this product to a friend
These work great! I love that you can actually get them onto existing tube without having the disconnect the tube - they can open over and around the tube. I did notice a few negatives in other reviews, so I wanted to provide some tips.
For tightening I use Channel Locks. You can easily set them to get the best grip when tightening the clamp. I go until I think it's tight, then I see if I can get one more click.
For removing them - because there are multiple interlocking layers of teeth, you can't simply pry it. So instead of trying to pull the clamp open (pulling outward left and right), I actually grab each end and push one up and one down. Basically its as if you want to change the shape of the clamp from a circle around the tube to a spiral. Once you push the teeth enough so that they are no longer inside each other, it opens very easily.