Because your wire becomes your clamp, we recommend stainless steel wire because of its strength and durability, which results in your clamp being strong and durable. Although the ClampTite tool will work with all wires, the stainless steel wire is the strongest and most durable. By simply cutting the wire to the length you need, you can have a clamp of any size.
Remember you need to match the wire to your projects' needs.
What Size Wire Should I Use?
For small hoses (clamps) smaller than 1/2" diameter, for very small attachments (mechanical), and small projects.
For hoses (clamps) smaller than 1 1/2" diameter, for small attachments (mechanical); for non-structual projects.
For hoses (clamps) larger than 1 1/2" diameter, for wire wound or stiff hoses; for structual attachments (mechanical).
For hoses (clamps) for very large hoses (clamps) like 3-6" diameter, pvc or large irrigation pipe; larger structual projects (mechanical) like posts/uprights for load bearing.
For large structual projects/repairs (mechanical) and load bearing projects.
The ClampTite tool is designed to work with any solid core wire, not stranded or loose wire.
What Type of Wire Should I Use?
Stainless Steel Grade 304
Very corrosion resistant, has good strength, is annealed for ease of use, and is available in all our standard sizes as well as in a 1 lb can. It is the same stainless steel grade on most boat rails and external fittings.
Stainless Steel Grade 316L
Very corrosion resistant (more so than 304), has slightly less strength, is annealed but is more stiff and slightly more difficult to use then the 304. It is available from us in sizes .041" diameter small rolls and large rolls.
400 Series Wire (Monel Equivalent)
Extremely corrosion resistant (for under water or similar uses), has much less strength, is flexible and easy to use, is dull grey in color. It is available from us in sizes .041"diameter and small rolls.
If you're not sure which size to get, give us a call at (800) 962-2901. We'd love to help!