Most technicians have hose clamp removal tools. However, they don’t work if they can’t reach the compression tips of the hose clamp. This occurs often when the clamp is put on erratically at the factory or by another tech.
LTI’s hose clamp pliers (LT-998A) reach around the hose to encapsulate the clamp compression tips.
This tool allows the tech to easily rotate the clamp to a position where he can now use his clamp removal tool or remove a clamp using this tool.