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  1. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Stihls are for selling, huskies do the work

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    Wondering who has used it and how well it holds up. Seems to look pretty cool
     
  2. huskihl

    huskihl Sausage Fingers Forever

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    Yota was the 1st to use it. Don't tell anyone tho cuz it's a secret lol
     
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  3. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Stihls are for selling, huskies do the work

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    Hmm,well I had no idea it was a secret, maybe I should delete the thread.
     
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    huskihl Sausage Fingers Forever

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    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
     
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  5. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Stihls are for selling, huskies do the work

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    Stuff does look pretty nice.
     
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    Onan18 OPE Sponsor

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    Does anyone have a link to the product? Amazon? Ebay?
     
  7. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Yota?:starwars-smiley:
     
  8. dustinwilt68

    dustinwilt68 Stihls are for selling, huskies do the work

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    Onan18 OPE Sponsor

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    I believe that you are thinking of Yogurt. :D
     
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    Moparmyway Its just a saw

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    Google
    BestPartsCom X tube heat shrink
     
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    cus_deluxe ONE OF THE WORST!!

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    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

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    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
     
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    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

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    ADEB8738-730A-4C36-87A7-9A58487A9792.jpeg I have it on my super xl handle and it works real well.
     
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    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.

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    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

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    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.
     
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    RI Chevy Stihlvarna Runner

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    Link please.
     
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