Stainless Steel Braided Sleeving for Hoses & Cables

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What's special about Stainless Steel Braided Sleeving?

  • Superior abrasion, chemical, and UV resistance make it great for outdoor applications (Fiber, RG6, CAT5e)
  • Great for expansion joints where constant movement requires a flexible and indestructible covering
  • Stainless steel construction won't rust or discolor, and offers great EMF protection for cables and wires
  • Extremely high melting temperature makes this a great sleeving for automotive applications
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Protect hoses and cables from wear, corrosion and blowouts with a Stainless Steel braided hose sleeve. Avoid the expense and limited selection involved in a custom steel-braid covered hose. With this hose sleeve, you can take any standard or custom hose, slip the stainless steel braid over it, hide the cut ends under your clamps and achieve the same look and protection provided by custom overbraided hoses at a fraction of the cost. Please note: Sleeving is pulled tight during the manufacturing process, so the diameter may seem small when received; simply push to expand for larger diameter.

Splicing may occur during the production of this sleeving. Two or three lengths may create a full spool.
Continuous lengths are available in most sizes at an additional 10% surcharge. Please specify if you require continuous lengths.

Part #Nominal (Flat) SizeMinimum ExpansionMaximum ExpansionPrice (Per Foot)
BSMETSS-175FT1-3/4 "1-1/2"2-1/4"
  • Easy to install and comes in diameters and expansion ranges to accommodate almost any hose or wire application.
  • Great for outdoor applications: government agencies have used our metal braided sleeving to protect fiber optics, RG-6 coaxial cable and Category 5E cables from biting rodents & other pests in the wilderness.
  • Expandable for easy wire or hose installation.
  • Extremely high melt temperature (2,650° F/1,450° C) will protect wires and hoses within automobiles
  • Can be cut with serrated scissors or shears to your desired length
Chemical Resistance Testing Methods
Aromatic Solvents 1 n/a
Aliphatic Solvents 1 n/a
Chlorinated Solvents 1 n/a
Weak Bases 1 n/a
Strong Bases 2 n/a
Salt Water 2 O-S-1926
Hydraulic Fluid 1 MIL-H-5606
Lube Oil 1 MIL-L-7808
De-lce Fluid 1 MIL-A-8243
Strong Acids 2 n/a
Strong Oxidants 2 n/a
Esters keytones 1 n/a
UV light 1 n/a
Petroleum 1 n/a
Fungus 1 ASTM G-21*
1 - No Effect
2 - Little Effect
3 - Affected
4 - More Affected
5 - Severely Affected
* MIL-1-744, MIL-STD 810/508
MIL-E-5272, MIL-1-1631
Strength & Abrasion
Tensile Strength PSI per ASTM D-2256 125,000
Abrasion Resistance per ASTM D-4157 Very High
Tenacity gms/denier per ASTM D-638 -
Typical Elongation per ASTM D-2256-80 Break -
3g/denier -
Specific Gravity per ASTM D-792 7.9
Moisture Absorption% per ASTM D-570 -
Smoke D-Max per ASTM E-662 -
Toxicity Index per USN 713 -
Flammability Rating  
Outgassing -
Oxygen Index per ASTM D-2863 -
Specific Gravity g/cc -
Halogen Free Yes
Continuous Operating Temperatures °C °F
Maximum per MIL-I-23053 - -
Minimum - -
Melt per ASTM D-2117 1454 2650

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Questions & Answers


How much does this sleeving weigh per foot? - How much does the 1 inch stainless steel braided sleeving weigh per foot? Thanks!

Asked by Anonymous user on 09/2/2014 1:16 PM

  • - Thank you for your question. The weight is approximately 0.3 lbs

    Fernando M. on 09/18/2014 10:33 AM

You give "flat" dimensions. Does this mean the sleeving has bends in the wire that won't completely come out? Can you multiply the flat dimension by 2, then divide by Pi and get an accurate diameter dimension? Why don't you list the diameter?

Asked by Anonymous user on 12/9/2016 7:50 AM

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    thiago t. on 01/25/2017 9:14 AM

Will this help with a cat who chews cables?

Asked by Anonymous user on 08/21/2017 1:28 AM

  • - Yes, it's made of Stainless Steel, so it will prevent any animal chewing on cables.

    andrew b. on 08/21/2017 3:20 PM

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Bentley Harris3/4 In. Stainless Steel Braided Sleeving Per Foot

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Great EMF Shielding

By Global Skywatcher

from Bangor, Maine

About Me Gearhead

Verified Buyer


  • Great EMF Protection
  • Very strong


  • None really

Best Uses

  • Chemtrail Timelapse

Comments about Bentley Harris 3/4 In. Stainless Steel Braided Sleeving Per Foot:

I am performing long-term sky timelapse of chemical trails (chemtrails). Before using this shielding, I was getting errors in my Canon camera USB cable a couple times a week which would lock up the timelapse process. After wrapping the USB cable that goes from the computer to the camera with this stainless shield and then clipping it to the computer's ground with an alligator connector, all data errors have stopped. It's been working perfectly since.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

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Perfect product

By Old 426 guy Jim

from Warwick Rhode Island

About Me Gearhead

Verified Reviewer


  • Durable
  • Fits Multiple Cable Sizes
  • Great Fit
  • Great Protection


    Best Uses

    • Automotive
    • Protection

    Comments about Bentley Harris 3/4 In. Stainless Steel Braided Sleeving Per Foot:

    A little difficult to use. I was a first timer. Excellent idea to use shrink tube to do the ends. I did three different diameters,five different hoses, and a total of about twelve feet of hose. Removing and reinstalling the hoses plus doing the covering took eleven hours. The outcome was perfect.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    For that Industrial look.

    By The Cable Rodeo Clown

    from Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Staff Reviewer


    • Durable
    • Great Protection


    • Difficult to Install

    Best Uses

    • Automotive
    • Home
    • Outdoor
    • Protection

    Comments about Bentley Harris 3/4 In. Stainless Steel Braided Sleeving Per Foot:

    Stainless Steel sleeving is one of the strongest abrasion resistant braids available for purchase by the foot. Even though this sleeving is on the expensive side, the sacrifice at the wallet is worth protecting my cables. I cannot afford to replace the cables on my computer, TV, Xbox, and Wii, so protecting them is my best option.

    The worst part of installing this sleeving is the fraying ends. Forcing a plug or connector through the opening of the sleeving causes a great deal of fraying and in my case lost me about a two-inch length of the sleeving. I fixed this by taping the ends of the braided sleeving and trimming off the frayed tips.

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