The CV boot clamp pliers from Laser Tools is a robust, strongly manufactured tool that features a 3/8″ drive and is specifically designed to be used with a torque wrench.
The clamp pliers are fitted with two-way jaws, set at 90° to each other, which greatly assists in gaining access to the clamp in the busy suspension/driveshaft areas.
The smooth action of the pliers makes it easy to ensure compliance with the torque settings specified by the manufacturer; this figure is typically between 23 and 30 Nm, depending on the vehicle.
These pliers are typically priced at £88.90 + VAT from Laser Tools stockists but always check for the best prices and special offers.
A Laser Tools spokesperson said: “For drive shaft and constant velocity joint rubber boots, traditionally the securing clamps have simply been compressed with clamp pliers.
“But on modern vehicles the high-strength stainless steel clamps need much more force to compress them and secure the boot.
“For this reason manufacturers (VAG, Vauxhall/Opel, Ford and others) now specify a torque figure that the boot clamps have to be tightened to.
“If the clamps are not tightened to the specified torque figure, the boots could leak.”
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