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Cable ties were first invented by an electrical coPosted By fghuhruf  (13th Mar 18 at 9:14am)

Chinese cable Cable ties are incredibly useful little devices. These are essentially nylon straps with a gear rack on one end and a ratcheted case on the other, so that one end can fit snugly and securely into the other and be tightened as necessary. This makes it so that they can only be tightened one way (though there are reusable varieties, which we will talk about in a moment), keeping things from slipping free. They are used all over the world in numerous applications, and here we'll take a look at some of the different types of ties available as well as some of their more common uses.

Cable ties are known by many other names, including zip ties, zap straps, wire ties, quick draws, and even rat belts. The official name "cable tie" comes from their original use, which was looping several electrical cables together and thereby keeping them more organized. They are now used in tons of different applications, such as in construction and even law enforcement. There are also many models of specialized ties, such as a blue variety that has a metallic additive so that it can be caught by metal detectors, used in the food industry. A variety with carbon black in them is used in areas that need extra protection against UV light. There are even special ties used in radiation-rich environments.

BV cable Cable ties were first invented by an electrical company and designed for wire harnesses for airplanes. These models used a metal ratchet instead of nylon. Now, however, these ties are so widely used and so affordable that there are tons of different types. While most people think that they can only be used once, they can be reused by inserting something like a sewing needle between the ratchet and box, then pulling the tie free (though this will make the tie less strong on the next use). There are also varieties that are intended to be reusable and have a tab to release the tension. There are even Velcro varieties.

PVC cable Due to their versatility, cable ties can be used in almost any way imaginable. They are great for organizing electrical cables, but you can also use them for outdoor and indoor construction, quick and easy binding, arts and crafts projects, and so on. Law enforcement sometimes even uses them as makeshift handcuffs. Their affordability and versatility make them a useful tool in any situation.

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