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RE: DIY Audio Cable/Power Cord Project Tools

I agree, Lew. I should have included heat shrink in various diameters and a hot air gun to shrink the tubing, but I hardly ever use heat shrink tubing. I tend to prefer a cleaner look without heat shrink, unless heat shrink tubing is used as a connector insulator, such for spade connectors that might come in physical contact, or for other special situations that a robust heat shrink is the best option for the task, such as heavy-duty strain relief purposes. Perhaps the main reason is that I often re-terminate cables, so I don't wish to add anything that is unnecessary which may complicate a re-termination project for personal use. I find PTFE tape or Polyethylene film tape tend to be adequate cable outer diameter build-up materials rather than heat shrink. I think the primary benefit is when used as heavy-duty strain relief, of which a cable manufacturer or seller may rely on to avoid customer returns based on abuse or catastrophic events.


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