Heat shrink tubing is a multipurpose tube which is made up of thermoplastic material that is used both for the protection and for enhancement purposes.
There are a number of features that you need to consider while choosing a heat shrink tubing gun. Some of the features are temperature control, airflow control, ease of use, distribution of weight etc. The guns can even be used for forming, paint stripping, drying, welding, soldering and more.
Heat shrink tubing is used in many industrial and commercial applications and that is the reason many people keep heat shrink kit at their homes or workplaces
There are many parts included in the kit. Two of them are mentioned below.
- Heat shrink tubing gun– This is the most important tool in the kit. The heat shrink tubing gun is used for increasing the temperature of the tubing, so that it can shrink easily and fit perfectly on wires. There are a number of different types of guns available, so you can choose the most appropriate one according to your requirements.
- Tubing– Tubing is another part that is included in the kit. It decreases in size when heat is applied so that it can fit perfectly on wires. Therefore, it is used to cover different types of cables, which protects the cables and wires form certain factors such as chemicals, dust, water, abrasion, shock, and different weather conditions. Moreover, it also improves the appearance of application by clearing the entire mess of the cables.
Apart from this, nozzles are also included in some of the kits. The nozzles are used to control the temperature ranges. In addition, a wire cutter is another important tool that you may require, which can be used for multiple electrical applications.
When you buy a heat shrink kit, check if the contents of the kit are all there and that you have received the whole kit that you paid for. If any part is missing let the retailer know at once and demand either a refund or a replacement.