We offer an assortment of tools to accomplish this, ranging from heavy duty, high volume devices to portable gas powered units.
Measure the sleeving to length. Keep the sleeving relaxed and don’t pull it as you measure. The most accurate method is to measure the sleeving on the actual application. There will be some foreshortening of the sleeving as it expands over large bundles or connectors. Mark the cut line with a pen or marker..
When the knife is hot, slide the sleeving over the cutting blade. Practice on a piece of scrap to get a feel for the procedure. Always cut in a well ventilated area and avoid inhaling the fumes. Both the blade and the cut ends will be HOT. Be careful.
While the ends are still hot, use an inverted funnel (needle nose pliers or scissors also work well) to form the end into a soft flare. This will allow the sleeving to easily slide over your application and accommodate plugs or connectors without binding.
To install the sleeving over your application, just push the flared end over the ends of the wires and "walk" the sleeve down the length of the bundle. Once the sleeving is in place, just run your hand over the applied sleeving to smooth it out.