Buy Used Saws CCC Ebay Store

X Tube heat shrink for handle wrap

Discussion in 'Chainsaws' started by dustinwilt68, Jul 11, 2019 at 7:15 PM.

  1. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Stihls are for selling, huskies do the work

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2016
    Messages:
    4,708
    Likes Received:
    20,296
    Trophy Points:
    448
    Location:
    Southwest PA
    Wondering who has used it and how well it holds up. Seems to look pretty cool
     
  2. huskihl

    huskihl Sausage Fingers Forever

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2015
    Messages:
    13,903
    Likes Received:
    78,790
    Trophy Points:
    578
    Location:
    East Jordan, MI
    Yota was the 1st to use it. Don't tell anyone tho cuz it's a secret lol
     
    timg, RI Chevy, huskyboy and 4 others like this.
  3. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Stihls are for selling, huskies do the work

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2016
    Messages:
    4,708
    Likes Received:
    20,296
    Trophy Points:
    448
    Location:
    Southwest PA
    Hmm,well I had no idea it was a secret, maybe I should delete the thread.
     
    timg, RI Chevy, huskyboy and 4 others like this.
  4. huskihl

    huskihl Sausage Fingers Forever

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2015
    Messages:
    13,903
    Likes Received:
    78,790
    Trophy Points:
    578
    Location:
    East Jordan, MI
    Haven't seen him here in a few days now, so he might not be around any longer.

    I wouldn't delete anything. Sounds like a great info thread to me
     
    RI Chevy, huskyboy, Cat 525 and 3 others like this.
  5. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Stihls are for selling, huskies do the work

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2016
    Messages:
    4,708
    Likes Received:
    20,296
    Trophy Points:
    448
    Location:
    Southwest PA
    Stuff does look pretty nice.
     
  6. Onan18

    Onan18 OPE Sponsor

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Messages:
    4,169
    Likes Received:
    22,393
    Trophy Points:
    519
    Location:
    Georgia
    Does anyone have a link to the product? Amazon? Ebay?
     
  7. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2016
    Messages:
    27,291
    Likes Received:
    103,221
    Trophy Points:
    749
    Location:
    Kansas
    Yota?:starwars-smiley:
     
  8. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Stihls are for selling, huskies do the work

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2016
    Messages:
    4,708
    Likes Received:
    20,296
    Trophy Points:
    448
    Location:
    Southwest PA
  9. Onan18

    Onan18 OPE Sponsor

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Messages:
    4,169
    Likes Received:
    22,393
    Trophy Points:
    519
    Location:
    Georgia

    I believe that you are thinking of Yogurt. :D
     
    RI Chevy, Rob Stafari and Cat 525 like this.
  10. Moparmyway

    Moparmyway Its just a saw

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2015
    Messages:
    3,492
    Likes Received:
    18,082
    Trophy Points:
    483
    Location:
    New York

    Google
    BestPartsCom X tube heat shrink
     
  11. LOMartin

    LOMartin Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    2,035
    Trophy Points:
    225
    Location:
    Savannah, GA
  12. cus_deluxe

    cus_deluxe ONE OF THE WORST!!

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2016
    Messages:
    2,485
    Likes Received:
    9,006
    Trophy Points:
    378
    Location:
    Michigan
    wow, i didnt see where his thread went over there. come on kevin, a little respect goes a long way. LOL
     
  13. huskihl

    huskihl Sausage Fingers Forever

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2015
    Messages:
    13,903
    Likes Received:
    78,790
    Trophy Points:
    578
    Location:
    East Jordan, MI
    I saw it in his 056 ad. Then he got mad at guys in his thread for giving up his secret. Idk. I've heard of guys using shrink tube for years
     
  14. Basher

    Basher Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2016
    Messages:
    859
    Likes Received:
    2,540
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Location:
    Canada
    I have used it on 3 of my saws, I put on a triple layer, one sleeve over the other, each one a 1/2" longer than the last so that the very ends tapered down tight to the aluminum handle. Has worked great but is smooth so dry hands or gloves works best. I bought a roll of the Stihl handle hose after that and still am using it up, better grip to it but much more difficult to install. Use comp air and dish soap method, still break a sweat and a few curse words during install.
     
  15. KYsawman

    KYsawman MR. XL-12

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2016
    Messages:
    665
    Likes Received:
    1,787
    Trophy Points:
    223
    Location:
    Georgetown, Kentucky
    ADEB8738-730A-4C36-87A7-9A58487A9792.jpeg I have it on my super xl handle and it works real well.
     
    Onan18, Dub11, huskihl and 5 others like this.
  16. K Mueller

    K Mueller Super OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2018
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    498
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    WA
  17. Mkinslow

    Mkinslow Pinnacle OPE Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2017
    Messages:
    1,445
    Likes Received:
    5,279
    Trophy Points:
    330
    Location:
    Tennessee
    I don't know anyone putting it on saws ,but I know several people putting it on catfishing rods and its holding up great and the x pattern stuff doesn't seem to be as slippery when wet either, I've used many of these rods in the last year and I love it myself. Thinking of trying some on my older rod handles as well to cover up the old cork on them.

    Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
     
    Dub11 and dustinwilt68 like this.
  18. Bilge Rat

    Bilge Rat Super OPE Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2016
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    1,051
    Trophy Points:
    158
    Location:
    savannah georgia
    The X tube sounds like it is more of a thin decorative wrap.
    The buy heatshrink is electrical grade , sunlight resistant with good adhesive.
    It has a better shrink ratio which means it conforms to shape better and gets thicker as it shrinks.
    The heatshrink handles abrasion better and does not pick up grit.
     
  19. KYsawman

    KYsawman MR. XL-12

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2016
    Messages:
    665
    Likes Received:
    1,787
    Trophy Points:
    223
    Location:
    Georgetown, Kentucky
    The heat shrink that I used is electric grade with adhesive on the inside. It is triple thick compared to normal. I have done one in red and one in black for my Homelite’s.
     
  20. RI Chevy

    RI Chevy DollyKitaStihlvarna Runner

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    18,788
    Likes Received:
    44,484
    Trophy Points:
    497
    Location:
    Ocean State
Loading...

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice