Create Your Own Tool Grips With Heat-Shrink Tubing

Hand grips on tools wear out quickly with heavy use, but firefighter blog VentEnterSearch offers up an easy way to create a new grip or repair an old one using wire and heat-shrink tubing.

By wrapping the tool with a piece of copper wire, then with 2.5-inch (6.35cm) heat-shrink tubing, they were able to add a grip to one of their tools. It should work with about any larger tool, but you’ll need a high-wattage shrink wrap heat gun to use the thicker tubing. Considering this is used by firefighters, it’s likely a durable technique.

Heat Shrink Tool Wrap [VentEnterSearch via Make Magazine]


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