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    It came with my pedaltrain pedalboard and I learned recently how to put em on and undo them. I think theyre useful for keeping em cables fastened to the board without any problems.

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    How do you undo zip ties?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by 1001gear View Post
      How do you undo zip ties?
      Good question. I wondered the same thing.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by mbengs1 View Post
        It came with my pedaltrain pedalboard and I learned recently how to put em on and undo them. I think theyre useful for keeping em cables fastened to the board without any problems.
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        Now if you are super fussy about you zip ties, there a tool for putting them on and snugging them up. Twist and the make a super clean cut.

        I put up my outside Christmas decorations and hold things in place with zip ties. Since I didn't want to mess up my old siding. I ruin what I call small wooden rails around the door and front window. The rails get screwed into the porch floor and porch ceiling. The decoration get zip tied to the rails.
        I have used the small screw holes for 2 decades.

        My wife loves it and it's something we do every year without fail.

        Any wind and ice will not take these down at all.

        I love zip ties

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        • #5
          you undo zip ties by sticking a pencil in them and pulling them out.


          • #6
            not all zipties can be undone, just so you know, pare....
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            • #7
              Originally posted by 1001gear View Post
              How do you undo zip ties?
              While it's not there with many of them, some are designed with a tab that you can lift or press that lets the strip slide freely through in either direction instead of being stopped by the ratchet.


              And if you want to re-use the non-releasable type...

              More often than not, with the non-releasable design zip ties, I just cut them off with side cutters and replace them with a new zip tie. Especially with the smaller sized zip ties.


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              • #8
                You figured out zip ties..... how wonderful for you. Next thing, you might figure out Velcro!
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                • #9
                  Been using zip ties since they were invented plus every other type of cable organizer invented by man.

                  I don't typically try and reuse them. Too much of a hassle. You can buy them at dollar stores in bags of hundreds for a buck for the smaller ones. The big ones can cost quite a bit more. I typically get them for free because I use them on the day job as a technician so I always have a good supply in my tool kit.

                  I use ties to keep permanent/semi permanent wiring jobs neat. For wires I might need to change out I typically use twist ties staple the center to the pedal board then I can simply twist and untwist the bundles. I also use a bunch of these double ended jacks to connect pedals and reduce cabling.
                  I use the straight type for matching pedals and the offset where pedals don't match in height. On a pedal that's low I simply cut a piece of wood the size of the base and tack it to the board to raise the pedal height.

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