Bought this tool earlier this week to work on my Harley. Some of my oil lines use the stepless ear clamps and are in some pretty hard to reach areas. Having the top and side clamp I was able to reach all the hard areas. A tool that paid for itself within the first use. It will work for all of my fuel lines also. I was pretty impressed with quality of the tool. A great buy!
The tool works great for the motion pro and oetiker step-less clamps. It is also very nice that it has side jaws for those tight areas that you can't get to with the traditional end style crimpers. Motion Pro makes good tools, and this pair of crimpers has not disappointed!
It is not necessary to use the crimp on tool. A pair of basic channel lock pliers will work just fine, although the side jaw pincher plier makes the task easier and looks more professional once the job is done.