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How to Choose and Correctly Measure Tubing

When shopping for heatshrink tubing, both the appropriate type of shrink and the right fit truly matter. Heatshrink can play several roles in wire coverage after it is heated onto harnesses or individual cables. It can be shrunk into place to add abrasion protection, bundle cables and wires, color code, make connections, offer corrosion protection, […]

Heat Guns vs Lighters: Which is Better for Shrinking Heat Shrink Tubing?

Shrinking Heatshrink With a Lighter

There is a great debate in online forums about whether a heat gun or lighter is the better tool to effectively shrink heat shrink. Some have suggested casual DIYers do not need to invest in a heat gun but use a lighter — or even other common heating elements like a hair dryer, candle, hot […]

Choosing the Right Cable Tie Material for Your Application

Cable Tie Materials

Editor’s Note: WireHarness.com was provided this article by our friends are WireCare.com. You likely know already the many benefits of using cable ties for your cable management projects. One type of zip tie cannot universally be used for every wire application. How do you know which wire ties work best for your project? Maurus Logan, […]

Single-Knot Tying Technique

Lacing Tape Single Knot Tutorial

TechLace™ Lacing tape is an inexpensive method of wire dressing. It is used extensively throughout the aerospace, electronics, medical and many more smaller specialist manufacturing industries. In use, lacing tape does not create sharp obstructions along the length of the cable, avoiding the handling and safety problems of cables groomed by plastic cable ties, and […]

Tying A Marline Hitch

Marline Hitch Lacing Tape Tutorial

Lacing tape is an inexpensive method of wire dressing. It is used extensively throughout the aerospace, electronics, medical and many more smaller specialist manufacturing industries. In use, lacing tape does not create sharp obstructions along the length of the cable, avoiding the handling and safety problems of cables groomed by plastic cable ties, and the resulting […]