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Multicolor Heat-Shrink Tubing (12-Pack)

Model:

278-1610

 | Catalog #: 278-1610
Price:
$4.99
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  • Sold in handy 1" lengths
  • 6 each: red and black in 1/8" and 1/4" diameters; 3 each: white and blue in 1/8" and 1/4" diameters

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Product Summary

Fire up that cooling system.

Great for electrical insulation, these 6" heat-shrink tubes come in four colors for easy identification of your wires. Three sizes: 1/8", 1/4" and 1/2". One red, white, blue and clear tube in each size.

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  • Heat-shrink tubing (12)
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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RadioShackMulticolor Heat-Shrink Tubing (12-Pack)
 
3.0

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Highly compatible (4)
  • Reliable (4)
  • Durable construction (3)
  • Improves performance (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (3)

Best Uses

      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (7), Budget shopper (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (6), Business (4)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    3.0

    Well, its pretty....

    By The Game

    from New York City

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Pretty Colors

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction
    • Limited Compatibility
    • Weak Connection Points

    Best Uses

    • Basic Connections
    • Temporary Use

    Comments about RadioShack Multicolor Heat-Shrink Tubing (12-Pack):

    This stuff is good enough for temporary use, or basic electronics, but nothing else. It doesn't shrink nearly enough. Most of the sizes are useless. It doesn't create a water tight seal. It burns. I wanted to use it for automotive wiring, but there was no way I was going to use this produict on something thats going to see weather. Thats just asking for it to fail and for a fire or short. About the only good thing I can say about it is that the red and blue are pretty.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Used this for 10 years

    By MCUman

    from Moab, utah

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable construction
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Best for hobby use

      Comments about RadioShack Multicolor Heat-Shrink Tubing (12-Pack):

      I keep this in stock at all times. I've never used it for electrical use because it lacks flexability after shrinking, and that is one of it's good points. It is a low temperature, low shrink tubing at about 2:1 versus 3:1 for normal shrink. It has a slick finish as well, and that lends itself to the finished use. I recently cover some dental probe handles used for unraveling the braid on coax. Very nice in the hand when finished. It can over heat, split and melt so be warned up front. Use a hooded heat gun on LOW and don't go crazy with it.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Heat Shrink Tubing - Awesome

      By SlingoChik

      from Lakeland, Florida

      About Me Value Oriented

      Pros

      • Durable construction
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Reliable
      • Strong Connection Points

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computer Equipment
        • Fixing Eye-Glasses
        • High-End Equipment
        • Networking

        Comments about RadioShack Multicolor Heat-Shrink Tubing (12-Pack):

        The plastic ear piece came off my glasses and these tubes did the trick! The best part is all it took was a bic lighter to seal the deal (pun intended)

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Does what it is suppose to

        By vintage radio

        from Bay Area

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Insulation

            Comments about RadioShack Multicolor Heat-Shrink Tubing (12-Pack):

            i have only used it wiring insulation for vintage radios and to prevent cloth cord from fraying at the ends. this heat shrink tubing serves it purpose for my needs.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Poor quality. Don't buy it!

            By jps

            from Oakland, CA

            About Me Value Oriented

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction
              • Poor shrinkage ratio
              • Tears and melts

              Best Uses

                Comments about RadioShack Multicolor Heat-Shrink Tubing (12-Pack):

                This is very poor quality heat-shrink tubing. It melts at low temperature, it tears easily, and it has a poor shrinkage ratio. This is far inferior to any other heat-shrink tubing that I've used in the past.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Worked fine for me.

                By T.J.

                from Unlisted

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Pros

                • Colored Tubing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about RadioShack Multicolor Heat-Shrink Tubing (12-Pack):

                    This heat shrink tubing worked fine for me. I have never have had any problem with it splitting, melting, burning, or not shrinking. over all a great product.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    does not contain 1/2" pieces

                    By Paul

                    from Eau Claire, WI

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction
                      • Unreliable

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about RadioShack Multicolor Heat-Shrink Tubing (12-Pack):

                        This is not only marked wrong (does not contain any 1/2" pieces) but it is a very low quality. Melts far too easy.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Inferior Product

                        By Mixy

                        from Pennsylvania

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Melts too easy
                          • Poor shrink ratio

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about RadioShack Multicolor Heat-Shrink Tubing (12-Pack):

                            I ran out of our commercial shrink tubing at work and tried to use this as a temporary replacement. I would never put this in a product, or even use it for personal use. Even with professional shrink tube equipment, this tubing melts too easy. It lacks uniform constriction. It can split open if not extremely careful. And last of all, compared to commercial grade, it barely shrinks at all. I wouldn't recommend this to an enemy, much less a friend!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Great Heat Shrinks

                            By The Hanyman

                            from USA,USA

                            About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

                            Pros

                            • Durable construction
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Reliable
                            • Strong Connection Points

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • High-End Equipment

                              Comments about RadioShack Multicolor Heat-Shrink Tubing (12-Pack):

                              These are great little cut to size tubes, But there is only one problem, they have one VERY Small one that is no use to me. But now i dont have to try to reuse old heat shrinks, so worth the money.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

                              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Incorrect Description

                              By Blueshark

                              from Milwaukee,WI

                              About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

                              Pros

                              • Highly Compatible

                              Cons

                              • Unreliable

                              Best Uses

                              • Computer Equipment

                              Comments about RadioShack Multicolor Heat-Shrink Tubing (12-Pack):

                              The description for this on the website is incorrect. The desc. says that theere are 3 sizes -- 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2 inch. Actually the package contains 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 inch. I was specifically looking for 1/2 inch tubing at the store and guess what?...none to be found.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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