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    Ok. I have searched and could not come up with the info. I have read it here before but I need some input. I am looking to wrap the handles of some of our tools. I have the cord and the friction tape but was wondering what the best way to wrap was. I think I even remember seing a drawing of what works good. I just want to do it one time in a way that has proven itself.
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    Wrap the cord from the head end of the tool towards the handle end. Hold it in place with a few short pieces of tape. Wrap the tape from the same direction and end with several wraps around the handle end on the tool. Overlap the tape roughly half the width when wrapping the handle. This has worked well for us.

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    Thanks. I think that will work great.

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    If you are wrapping a Halligan tool because it was made without the machine knurling, we use a piece of 14ga or 16ga solid copper wire and "barbershop" it around the handle first. Then go over it with tape. Helps with grip tremendously.
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    If you don't have any cord to place under the tape, pull a 3' section of tape, and spin it upon itself until it becomes rope-like. Then wrap it around the tool, and wrap the regular tape over the top of the roped tape. Use hockey tape, it works better than friction tape.

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    Use some old telephone cord. (the type from wall to the phone), use hockey tape.

    But, remember covering handles and such, prevents you from seeing any possible damages to it.

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    We use cloths line. Its cheap and easy to find at any hardware store. The kind we use is pretty thin and has a plastic coating. Works pretty damn good.

    Really anything you can find that isn't to bulky will work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resq1scnd2none View Post
    Use some old telephone cord. (the type from wall to the phone), use hockey tape.

    But, remember covering handles and such, prevents you from seeing any possible damages to it.
    Exactly what I was gonna say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatherPierce View Post
    If you don't have any cord to place under the tape, pull a 3' section of tape, and spin it upon itself until it becomes rope-like. Then wrap it around the tool, and wrap the regular tape over the top of the roped tape. Use hockey tape, it works better than friction tape.
    Cant go wrong, works better then using telephone cord.

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    Oxygen tubing or IV tubing works great. It also adds a bit of cushioning. Wrap with medical tape.

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    Oxygen tubing and hockey tape does the trick.

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    We us some oxygen tubing and wrap hockey tape over it.

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    The latest thing I've seen is to use some type of wire (as has been described above) to wrap the tool, and then spray the handle with a material similar to that of Rhino Liner (the stuff used for beds of pickup trucks). It's virtually indestructible, and seems to last much longer than tape.

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    This is slightly off topic but not worth starting in its own thread.

    Has anyone ever used the PVC/Vinyl?whatever else dips for small hand tools like pliers and whatnot?
    I am wondering if these products work and if so where to find them.
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    Go get a set of hand grips you nancy's!

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    Find someone that plays hockey. Tell them you want it taped up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccfdblehman View Post
    This is slightly off topic but not worth starting in its own thread.

    Has anyone ever used the PVC/Vinyl?whatever else dips for small hand tools like pliers and whatnot?
    I am wondering if these products work and if so where to find them.


    I have a can of the stuff that I use all the time around the garage. I bought it for a few bucks at Odd Lots/Big Lots.

    Its great for hand tools aroundf the garage, mine is red so it helps with visability. My only experience with it in fire service use is that I dip the ends of rope in it when I cut them. It stops frays better than anything else I've tried.

    Before someone says it, I don't really care if its damaging my rope. If all that is standing between me and death is that last half inch of rope I handi-dipped, than I probably have other issues to worry about.

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