Removing double ear crimp clamps O clips From Air Hose

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Removing double ear crimp clamps O clips From Air Hose

Post by pollys1dad » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:52 am

Hi,
What would be the best way to remove these double ear crimp clamps O clips, ideally without damaging the hose? The other jubilee clips are straightforward to remove.
Thanks.
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Re: Removing double ear crimp clamps O clips From Air Hose

Post by whateg0 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:07 am

Bolt cutters? Grinder?

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Re: Removing double ear crimp clamps O clips From Air Hose

Post by Russ Hanscom » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:12 am

diagonal cutting pliers work great.

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Re: Removing double ear crimp clamps O clips From Air Hose

Post by NP317 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:07 pm

A Dremel-type rotary tool with cut-off blade also works well.
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Re: Removing double ear crimp clamps O clips From Air Hose

Post by pollys1dad » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:17 pm

whateg0 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:07 am
Bolt cutters? Grinder?
Hi,thanks. I have a set of bolt cutters but the angle cutters with reference to the face of the heads, are not close enough, flush with the head, to wide.

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Re: Removing double ear crimp clamps O clips From Air Hose

Post by pollys1dad » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:25 pm

Russ Hanscom wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:12 am
diagonal cutting pliers work great.
OK, didn't think of that, Googled diagonal side cutters, the Knipex ones, seem man enough for the job and stand up to repeated use if needed.

" For very tough, continuous use
High cutting performance with minimum effort due to optimum co-ordination of the cutting edge angle and transmission ratio
Precision cutting edges additionally induction hardened (cutting edge hardness approx. 64 HRC), for all sorts of wire including piano wire
Chrome vanadium heavy-duty steel, forged, multi stage oil-hardened
The 250-mm-long diagonal cutter is suitable for copper conductors up to 16 mm² and aluminium conductors up to 35 mm²


Head: polished
Cutting capacities medium hard wire (diameter): 4.6 Ø mm
Cutting capacities hard wire (diameter): 3.5 Ø mm
Cutting capacities piano wire (diameter): 3.0 Ø mm
Length: 250 mm "
Best price I could get in UK was £29.96 and also delivery was faster than anyone else.
Cheers for advice :)

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Re: Removing double ear crimp clamps O clips From Air Hose

Post by pollys1dad » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:26 pm

NP317 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:07 pm
A Dremel-type rotary tool with cut-off blade also works well.
RussN
Thanks for the input but should have it sorted with the Knipex cutters I just bought.

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Re: Removing double ear crimp clamps O clips From Air Hose

Post by pollys1dad » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:19 am

pollys1dad wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:26 pm
NP317 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:07 pm
A Dremel-type rotary tool with cut-off blade also works well.
RussN
Thanks for the input but should have it sorted with the Knipex cutters I just bought.
I bought an almost £30 set of Knipex diagonal cutters wouldn't cut the ear of the crimps off, so am returning for a refund. I then bought a Dremel clone type tool. Tried to cut off the ears but no luck, then just tried to cut through the single band of crimp, cut through it quite easily.
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Re: Removing double ear crimp clamps O clips From Air Hose

Post by Magicniner » Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:16 pm

My Snap-On Lineman Pliers do that easily.

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Re: Removing double ear crimp clamps O clips From Air Hose

Post by STRR » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:12 pm

While there are many great suggestions above, not one of them suggested WHERE to cut. I have great luck with cutting the "crimp" ear off on one side and then opening the clamp to remove it.

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Re: Removing double ear crimp clamps O clips From Air Hose

Post by Russ Hanscom » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:44 pm

Twisting the ear always gets its attention.

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Re: Removing double ear crimp clamps O clips From Air Hose

Post by mcostello » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:11 pm

Nail nippers work well also.

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