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#1 okuma

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:36 PM

Our optic cables are getting stretched too long.
Any one know if/how to recoil these?
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:13 AM

I've read that carefully wrapping them around a mandrel of some kind (piece of pipe, whatever) and hitting them with a heat gun (hairdryer) might sort of 'anneal' them back into the coiled shape. I have not yet tried it myself.

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