Oetiker 16700013 Stepless Ear Clamp, One Ear, Clamp ID Range 12 mm (Closed) - 14.5 mm (Open) (Pack of 50)

18 Customer reviews

$ 7 91

Genuine Oetiker Clamps

Stainless Steel, Material no. 1.4301/UNS S30400

What is StepLess Technology?

Oetiker invented the StepLess ear clamp in 1979. The ear clamp’s special design eliminates steps and/or overlaps on the inner circumference of the clamp for a 360° leak-free seal. Because the tongue resides in a groove, the “tongue-in-groove” feature exerts pressure on the assembled parts over 360°, enabling the clamp to apply a continuous radial force completely around the connection’s diameter.

Mechanical interlock

The interlock is a mechanical system for joining the clamp ends to permit closure. Some interlock designs can be opened for radial installation prior to closure.

Clamp diameter

The following applies as a guideline: To determine the correct clamp diameter, push the hose onto the attaching material, (e.g. the nipple), and then measure the outer diameter of the hose. The value of the outer diameter must be slightly above the average value of the diameter range of the clamp to be selected. The listed size of the clamp denotes the inner diameter (id) of the clamp.

How to Install

These clamps can be easily installed using Oetiker Hand Installation Pincers (HIP). The HIP tools have been designed especially for pinching ear clamps quickly and easily.

Oetiker HIP Compound Action, Standard Jaw Pincer, Item No. 140386

Oetiker HIP Compound Action Side Jaw Pincer, Item No. 140387

Oetiker HIP Single Action Standard Jaw Pincer, Item No. 140396

How to Remove

Ear clamps can be easily removed using Oetiker’s hand clamp cutter (HCC). The HCC tool is designed to safely remove ear clamps.

Oetiker Hand Clamp Cutter, Item No. 140407

Please Note: The clamps included in this kit are not designed or intended for use in PEX applications. The sizing references for PEX clamps are not the same as standard Oetiker clamps. Oetiker PEX Clamps should be used for PEX applications.

Customer reviews(18)

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T. Patterson
September 24, 2016
If you like factory finish this is the way to go. Get the right tool and have foolproof clamping every time.
Protip: the same tool that installs these also removes them, you cut the ear off sideways.
April 8, 2017
We buy them because they are cheaper than buying OEM from Evinrude .

Stainless seems to hold up.
Tom Dean
May 24, 2017
What I was looking for at a reasonable price
September 7, 2017
Quick shiping, great quality.
John M.
September 16, 2015
These are great clamps. I use this size for the beverage tubing in my keezer.
September 22, 2016
Great clamps
January 30, 2016
Incredible price for Oetiker, no discernable difference in quality from the clamps we already had. Good deal!

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