3.0 out of 5 stars... shrink wrap itself is ok but for charger cables like the iphone5/6 I had to first wrap the cable ...
ByJohn Eganon 26 August 2015
The shrink wrap itself is ok but for charger cables like the iphone5/6 I had to first wrap the cable in tape before applying the shrink wrap. The reason being the 3.5 mm wrap is too small to fit over the end and the 5.0mm is too large to shrink down enough to cover the wire tightly. A 4.0mm or 4.5 mm option would have been nice for this.
Needed some shrink tubing for model aircraft work but found local prices way high so had a search on Amazon, found this and though why not for the price. Result! Extraordinary good value for money All the sizes needed and more with oodles of each. Almost worth buying just for the useful box. If you need this sort of thing, look no further.
Have used a few of these and they work as advertised.
Storage box contains a very good selection of different 'tubes'.
It must be noted that they shrink to approx 50-60% of their original size, including in length, so this needs to be taken into consideration when choosing the diameter and length of the tubing. When heat is applied (I used a 1500W Hot Air Gun on its lower setting), this should be applied as evenly as possible, e.g. by rotating the wire or moving the air gun around the item). Excessive heat should be avoided as it will render the plastic brittle and/or may damage other components.
What can I say? Very good, loads of wraps in here, though I wish there was an option to just buy smaller ones or larger ones as I never use the large ones! I end up putting them on pens and things because I just never use them!
excellent product for most jobs i do, you get a lot for the money .Various sizes, all in black, wish the do them in different colours including clear heat shrink, otherwise it is a good buy,it has a box with compartments.
A very affordable but good quality assortment of small diameter heat shrink tubing, suitable for insulating exposed wiring. The storage case that comes with it is compartmentalised and has a guide under the lid which is very handy. The only negative is that all pieces are the same colour, black/dark grey, but that could be seen as a positive in some situations.
If you do any wiring jobs then this is an excellent assortment to make a really professional job. Just need a hot air blower to shrink (even a hair drier will work) Tip though, if you solder a joint then wait until it is fully cooled before moving into place as it will shrink too soon.
If you are into a bit of do it yourself wiring on things like cars/motor bikes then you need this for that odd repair or adding to the wiring. You can shrink these with an ordinary cigarette lighter, a match, or even a dedicated flame gun.
Gives a professional result and far better than insulation tape.