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Ear 'O' Clips

Ear O clips, also known as ear clamps or O-clips, are a type of hose clamp used to secure hoses onto fittings or connectors. They are called "ear" clips due to their distinctive ear-like protrusions on either side of the clamp. Ear O clips are typically made of stainless steel or other corrosion-resistant materials.

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Ear O Clips, sometimes called "Oetiker Clamps" or "ear clamps," are named for their ear-like extensions that are crimped to secure hoses or other cylindrical objects. They are used in various industries and applications to provide a robust and permanent mechanical fastening solution. Here are some of the key benefits of using Ear O Clips:

Secure and Reliable Fastening

  1. Consistent Clamping Force: The design of Ear O Clips allows for uniform distribution of clamping force, providing a secure connection.

  2. Minimized Leakage Risk: Due to their strong, consistent grip, they are effective in preventing leaks in fluid systems.

  3. Tamper-Proof: Once crimped, these clips can't be loosened without visible damage, making them tamper-evident.


  1. Variety of Applications: Ear O Clips are used in a multitude of applications, including automotive, industrial, marine, and household uses.

  2. Material Compatibility: They can be used on rubber hoses, plastic tubing, electrical cables, and more, offering broad versatility.

  3. Multiple Sizes and Styles: These clips come in a variety of sizes and styles, making it easy to find the right fit for specific applications.


  1. High-Quality Materials: Often made from corrosion-resistant materials like stainless steel, Ear O Clips offer longevity and durability.

  2. Resistance to Environmental Conditions: The materials and design often provide resistance to corrosion, temperature variations, and other environmental factors.

Ease of Installation

  1. Simple Tools: Installing Ear O Clips generally requires only simple crimping tools, making it relatively straightforward.

  2. Quick Installation: The process of clamping the "ears" is usually quick, helping to speed up overall assembly or repair times.

  3. Visual Inspection: It's easy to visually confirm that the "ear" has been correctly crimped, providing assurance that the clip is securely fastened.


  1. Low Cost: Ear O Clips are generally less expensive than some other types of clamping solutions, such as worm drive clamps, making them a cost-effective choice for many applications.

  2. Reduced Maintenance Costs: Their durability and secure fastening reduce the frequency of required maintenance checks or replacements, saving on long-term costs.

Compact Design

  1. Space-Saving: The design of Ear O Clips is relatively compact, making them suitable for applications where space is limited.

  2. Low Profile: Once installed, they maintain a low profile, reducing the chance of snagging or interference with other components.


  1. Reduced Hazard: Unlike some other clamps, Ear O Clips generally do not have loose parts that could come off and become hazardous debris.

  2. Smooth Edges: The edges are usually designed to be smooth, reducing the risk of damage to the hose or injuries to those handling them.

Because they offer a semi-permanent solution, it's crucial to select the right size and material for your specific application. Always refer to the manufacturer's guidelines for proper selection and installation.