Does Anyone Use A Label Maker For Their Wiring?

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  1. James Edward

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    And if so, what do you use? I do HT installs, and we usually just write on the wire with a Sharpie marker, but I think a label maker would look much more professional.

    The labeler would be used after the wire was pulled; I don't think any label would survive the wire pulling process...

    I see ones from Dymo and Brother, and figured that a question here might keep me from getting the wrong one.

    Thanks for any thoughts...
     
  2. Phil A

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    I just use a simple Brother 'PTouch' model along with Radio Shack labels (catalog # 278-1616). If I am in a rush, I just use the labels and write on them but the label maker is much better and sometimes ink from hand written stuff will fade over time.
     
  3. Grant B

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    I 2nd the Brother.

    I then wrap it with transparent tape so it stays on.


    I have labels with sharpies from 5+ years ago that are almost completely faded. A waste of time using those things
     
  4. Bob McElfresh

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    I found "ID Wrapz" at CompUSA which are pre-printed labels for the power cords. www.rubberband.com

    Radio Shack sells "wire labels" with a white part to write on, and transparent tape to cover the ink to help reduce fading.
     
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    penciled masking tape. There, I admitted it.
     
  6. Richard Beckman

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    Don't have a special tool.

    I use address labels and the appropriate Microsoft Word form for the brand/size of label.

    I prepare custom labels for each job.
     

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