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Cable Ties

  1. How Strong Are Stainless Steel Zip Ties?
    09
    Mar

    How Strong Are Stainless Steel Zip Ties?

    Zip ties, also known as cable ties or hose ties, are popular industry and household accessories with multipurpose use. The first zip tie dates back to 1958, invented by US electrical company Thomas & Betts and initially branded the Ty-Rap. While the original zip ties were made from stainless steel, since the 1970s, they are regularly manufactured using plastic and nylon. But the stainless steel variety remains an essential piece of equipment for fixing objects in harsh conditions.

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  2. 8 Types of Cable Ties: Everything you need to know
    06
    Sep

    8 Types of Cable Ties: Everything you need to know

    The humble cable tie is the everyman’s DIY tool. Designed by US company Thomas & Betts back in the fifties, this sturdy invention has proven to be one of the easiest to use and versatile products on the market. Its intended function has not changed over the decades, but its suitability to different purposes has broadened...

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  3. How to use cable ties creatively in DIY projects.
    11
    Jun

    How to use cable ties creatively in DIY projects.

    I wonder if Thomas & Betts understood the sheer brilliance of their creation when they invented cable-ties in 1958. Initially intended for the maintenance of aircraft wires these simple strips of plastic have since proved effective for a variety of different tasks. Their genius is spreading rapidly on the internet. Search ‘cable ties’ into google and expect hundreds of videos with new tips and creations on how to utilise them for the most mundane tasks, to the most unexpected...

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