StudioVRM

Racing Secrets Revealed

[Video] The (im)proper way to snip zip ties

by Roger

[Video] The (im)proper way to snip zip ties

Like most good automotive enthusiasts, I use plastic zip ties on everything. Everything from the wiring in the garage to the roll bar padding on our racecars are held tightly in place by our trusty friend, the zip tie.

Like all good things though, zip ties come with one very annoying feature - When you cut the tail off with a regular pair of cutters, they leave a sharp, jabby nub that will snag clothing and cut you if you ever brush past them.

Well, it turns out that there are multiple ways to get around that problem. One is to use a specialty tool, one is to use a tool that you already have in your house, and the last is to skip the tools altogether:
 

 

Products used:

 

See you at the track.

~R

 

Disclosure section:

StudioVRM is now an Amazon Associate, which means that we get a tiny bit of income if you buy a product using the Amazon links above. We would be tremendously grateful if you did just that.