What Is Wrong With People Who Don't Trim Their Zipties?

N80

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You are cheap are cheap 0r like my wife says, 'frugal'. So am I actually, why I buy mine at Harbor Freight.
“Tight” is the word. For me anyway.
 

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I've saved those long TIES that they use for election posters.

Handy around a tractor for hoses etc.
Dan things are sure costly.

I rigged a hook blade at the end of a pole so as to liberate them from arms length.
They are cheap at Harbor Freight
 

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Some of you guys must go crazy watching TV cop shows where somebody uses zip ties to secure a hostage's hands. I can see you now, screaming at the screen "CUT THOSE ZIP TIE TAILS, FOOL!"
 

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The zip ties on my heat ducts are big and expensive. A web search told me how to release them for reuse and that's what I do.
 

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Seriously? :)
So I can RE-USE them later.

There are zip-tie tools that allow you to re-use them for other uses. Once you trim a zip-tie, you are stuck with the length and smaller.

For people who use them just once, then yeah, trim them down please.
 

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I used stainless steel zip ties to secure heat shielding around hoses on my track car. Those suckers were expensive. Not reusable and had to be trimmed.
 

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What's wrong with people who insist their way is the only right way to do something?

Someone else's zip tie habits have a GAF factor approaching zero for me. I only read this thread because it seemed so adamant that I figured I would learn something I didn't know about zip ties...if I am zip tying something it is because it is quick (zip). I certainly don't want to go back and make them look pretty. If that was the important factor, maybe I would use something else to fasten things.
 
 
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