No Worm Gear Clamps

“EVERYBODY IN AMERICA learns their swear words from helping their dad take off worm gear clamps.” These are the words of Tim Magagna, one of the business owners of TKO Clamping Systems in Pocatello. This statement allowed Tim to see an innovative opportunity to create a new type of clamp—one that is an American-made, custom fit. These clamps combat the worm gear clamp in cars, which has been around since the 1920s and is well known for its difficulty taking off. The TKO clamps are functional and easy to use, and can even be personalized with inscriptions and different colors.

Tim and his business partners, Stan Caldwell and James Wren, are in the process of patenting the idea, getting the business running, and gaining recognition has taken a decade long. Through hard work, they have churned out these clamps that can be used not just for cars, but garden hoses, ski poles, roll bars, and on. For those interested in easy-to-use, custom-made clamps, visit TKOclamps.com

Discussion
  • (will not be published)

13 Responses to “No Worm Gear Clamps”
  1. Tim Magagna

    Wow – thank you very much for printing this on us. Very appreciative. Sincerely – the guys from TKO Clamping Systems.

    Reply
    • Customer Service

      Hello Gary,

      We agree, these are great looking clamps.
      For more information, sizing, and pricing., contact our friends at: TKOclamps.com

      Thanks,
      Mark CCRC Video Membership

      We’d love to have you be a part of our community. We are convinced you will enjoy the benefits of becoming a member and having access to the best instructional how to videos and professional tips. We would like to offer you a special promotion for your first year membership.
      https://go.ClassicCarRestorationClub.com/C10952

      Reply
  2. Don

    They look great. Need to check out more. Just wounding how tite they can get. Need to make sure they do not leak under pressure.

    Reply
    • Customer Service

      Hello Don,

      We agree! These are great looking clamps, sure to dress up any custom engine compartment, and may be a great classy alternative in any place a hose clamp is used.
      For more information on these clamps and their clamping forces, sizes, etc. Please visit and contact them at: TKOclamps.com

      Thanks,
      Mark CCRC Video Membership

      Reply
      • JOHN

        tkoclamps.com uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate expired on Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 6:04 am. The current time is Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 4:50 pm. Error code: SEC_ERROR_EXPIRED_CERTIFICATE
        I could not visit site!

        Reply
  3. John

    I am 78 years old and have worked with `worm gear clamps’ at least 66 years of my life and I have hardly ever had any problem with `worm gear clamps’. My hobby is working on old cars so I deal with `worm gear clamps’ all the time. John

    Reply
    • collectorsauto

      Yup
      I’m 76 and Inter -Provincial Red Seal mechanic since 1968 and avid classic car guy over the years, and an auto appraiser (Collectors Auto Appraisals) .
      I’ve had a few that over zealous muscle men have over tightened to the extent of stripping them which of course we have easy ways of dealing with R&R .
      However — these are a neat clean looking clamp — and that’s what many of us strive for on our specialty rides.
      I’m going to explore this option as an upgrade —- which lots of us do —- we’re never completely finished—at least I’m not.

      Reply
  4. JEFFSHARPE57

    How do you tighten this? Just squeeze together? I can’t get a good enough view on my phone camera of the picture. Thx

    Reply
    • Customer Service

      Hi Jeff,
      Thank you for your patience, regarding your question:
      There is a lever action that clamps the fitting on the hose.
      Wrench Safe
      Mark
      Classic Car Restoration Club Video Membership

      Reply