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Heatshrink Tubing Buying Guide

By David Pollaki

When it comes to buying heatshrink tubing, or any product really, knowing which manufacturers supply the highest quality is always a great way to start shopping. For under $15 you can find tubing 1″ and below in packs, which are the most common types of sizes for heatshrink tubing.

A reliable, known company that produces quality products is always the best bet when you are working with open ended wires. Pretty much any heatshrink tubing you find on the market will do, just always make sure you have the correct direct heating source for creating your seals.

For those larger projects, Thomas & Betts heatshrink tubing is an excellent choice. They are durable, heavy walled and have minimum expand reaction inside. Cable installation or maybe even outdoor security system installation jobs would be a great place to use this brand of tubing. The use of heatshrink tubing is not just for the military and big industries. You can use this tubing on your home theater wires, car audio wires, and much more. If you have job to do involving any type of wiring, having some of this tubing around can securely insulate your hook ups.

If you are new to using shrink wraps try going online for some tutorials, videos, forum and information about the plastic coverings. Understanding how things work will help you use these heatshrink tubing options for the right projects or jobs. Radio Shack, GB Electrical, and Crutchfield are all examples of name brands to trust even your largest wiring job with.

If you have a heavier job, like a cable installation, try using heavy wall heatshrink tubing to create a more secure seal. These seals are great for outdoor use as well because it can even be waterproof to help protect your wires from outdoor elements and damaging threats.

If you are looking to find more information about heatshrink tubing, please check out more of my articles. I also write articles about heat shrink sleeving.

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Pollaki, David "Heatshrink Tubing Buying Guide." Heatshrink Tubing Buying Guide. 22 Jun. 2010. 19 Nov 2014 <>.

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