These Gator brand clamps from COMP Cams are produced using a stainless steel continuous band with extruded, asymmetrical threads for reliable performance. The edges of the band are rolled to prevent them from damaging the hose. This is especially important on silicone hoses that have a soft, vulnerable cover. An asymmetrical (offset) gear box is designed to remain stationery as the clamps are tightened to prevent movement over the hose. The combination of the asymmetrical gear box and the extruded threads provides an even clamping force over the surface of the hose that ensures proper sealing with minimal torque. Gator brand clamps hold up to 3.7 ft.-lbs. (5 Nm) of torque; conventional clamps strip and fail at this torque. Gator brand clamps can be installed using a flat blade screwdriver, a metric socket wrench, or the Gator brand flexible clamp tool for maximum torque potential.