If you’re a regular reader of the Hilltop Products blog, you’ll know that we absolutely love Heat Shrink Tubing and we think you will too. You’ll also know that it isn’t just useful to sparkplugs and engineers. Everybody benefits from Heat Shrink!

One of the many benefits of heat shrink in the home is its use as a secure and comfortable handle for everything from pens and tools to cutlery. All you need to do is purchase a length of heat shrink tubing and use it however you need to really get a grip.


If you write frequently, you’ll know it doesn’t take long before holding a pen can be painful. But a short length of heat shrink tubing toward the business end of a pen can create a soft and comfortable handle, which will also prevent the pen from slipping out of your grasp.


If pens can be painful, tools like pliers with metal handles can be even worse. Thankfully heat shrink tubing can be used on larger handles as well. Pliers and other tools require a secure grip, since a slip could cause damage to the work or a serious injury. Thankfully heat shrink tubing will allow you to keep a tight hold, in the same way that it will keep a hold of the tool handle.


With sharp edges in the mix, one tiny slip could lead to a big problem and send you on a frantic trip from the kitchen to the emergency room. Plus, with so many great colours to choose from, you could add a fresh new visual aesthetic to a cutlery set whilst making each piece more comfortable and easy to use.

You don’t have to dive into your cutlery drawer to make use of heat shrink tubing. It has so many uses around the home that it will always come in handy. For more information, visit http://www.hilltop-products.co.uk.