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Old 06-14-2016, 09:40 AM
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Default Re: Best Wiring & Cable Practices

A quick tip on zipties. I worked in the telecommunications industry, and we'd use hubdreds of zipties at each jobsite. There's a simple tool called a "flush cutter" which snips off the end of a ziptie without leaving a razor sharp chunk on the end.

This was industry standard, and now and then some low rent company or lazy tech would just cut then off with dykes, and when you're running your cables, the exposed ends would slice your arms and hands like a knife.

If you don't cut enough zipties to fit a 5-15 dollar pair of flush cutters into your budget, use a stanley razor knife and carefully cut the ends off your zipties flush with the end.

Looks clean, no sharp edges, and you don't look like a hack.
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