Wicks Introduces New Adel Clamp Tool

Wicks Adel Clamp

C'mon...we all have stories to tell about needing a third or fourth hand to install a padded (Adel) clamp in our projects. Builders attempting to close a pair of clamps around a wire bundle and an engine mount tube have resorted to everything from forceps to duct tape, tender fingertips to colorful language.

Wicks Aircraft now carries a clever tool for the job. The locking pliers employ a lengthened duckbill jaw that holds the tangs of the Adel clamp in place while you wrestle a fastener into the holes. Better than zip ties and now just as easy, so they say.

The part number is ACP; cost is $37.

For more information, call 800/221-9425 or visit Wicks' website.

KITPLANES Editor at Large Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for 23 years and in magazine work for more than 25. He is a 4500-hour instrument-rated, multi-engine pilot with experience in nearly 150 types. He’s completed two kit aircraft, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glastar Sportsman 2+2.

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