Good idea with the sockets, Scrapiron. A wise old man (my dad who repaired appliances for 35 years) showed me that trick many years ago. It works very well. I actually rub a little grease in the socket, makes it slip off easier. I have a set of hose clamp pliers with flat ends instead of round ends that work perfect for these clamps. I got them at an autoparts store years ago, and unfortunatly I haven't seen them since. I'll try to shoot a picture of them and post it later. Rah, I do like the idea with the clamps. There might be more uses for these, some of the McGyvers out there (including myself) might be able to come up with things to use them for. Any tool is only as limited as your imagination. That's why I throw everything but the kitchen sink into my tool boxes.
I always go through tool stores, Auto parts stores, and an industrial tool shop that is in my city. I'm always looking for a "better tool" to use on jobs. I know this. It pays to have more rather than less when it comes to tools. I have the box I carry and 3 other boxes in my truck. I carry pullers, crowbars, pipe wrenches, Chisels, C clamps, a vise etc. If any of you have a "better tool" for a job, let us know.