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Whilst worm-drive clips are easy for the DIY mechanic they can have serious failings due to corrosion and pressure - definitely not recommended in the marine or aviation environment. They are totally useless when it comes to small bore applications and as already stated the area under the worm gets little or compression thus leaving a risk for leaks
There is also the possibility of stripping the worm if overtightened and the fitter may fail to notice as it is hidden from view
I use the industrial stainless ones my Dad uses on food machinery, which is often sited in a very unforgiving environment - they're fairly expensive, but well worth it since they haven't rusted away when you need to undo them.
They're also so sturdy I can't imagine the threads stripping, even with repeated use.
I hadn't thought of the unequal pressure issue, although I've never had anything I've done a jubilee clip up on leak, so I'm not too worried about it.
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Last edited by Azurael; 9th May 2008 at 11:24 PM.