Introduction: How to Reuse Zip-ties

Picture of How to Reuse Zip-ties

Many people who use zip ties a lot like to reuse them. This instructable shows a simple, easy way to reuse the zip ties.

Step 1: Step 1

Picture of Step 1

Tighten the tie all the way so that there is a tiny loop at the end

Step 2: Step 2

Picture of Step 2

Now use the tie like it is a normal zip tie. That's it!

Comments

browning_6 (author)2014-10-30

Or you can just undo the zip tie to reuse it.

Jobar007 (author)2014-08-20

Does it have similar holding power as a "normally used" zip tie? If so, this is a great way to conserve ties.

sandystarr28 (author)2014-08-19

So how do you reuse the ziptip I don't understand. ..

KurtR2 (author)sandystarr282014-08-20

They are taking a new zip tie and closing it on itself to make a small loop that the end can go through without "locking"

ara (author)sandystarr282014-08-20

Me too. Why you don't just untied it?

Also, I don't understand why some people vote even if do not understand ...

johnstat000 (author)ara2014-08-20

???

Containerschiff (author)2014-08-20

good idea, but normally you can just open them with a tiny thing (p.e. a small screw driver) to reuse them

seleniebeanie67 (author)2014-08-19

How cool is that! Thanks for sharing

nodcah (author)2014-08-19

WHAT?!?! That's by far the most useful 2 step Instructable I've ever seen! =)

daisy_kay17 (author)2014-08-19

I don't really understand this but I will still vote

sickdog74 (author)2014-08-19

It's the small things that make my day!

abuawed (author)2014-08-19

i think the zip tie with this way cannot do the same function it will be weak if you use to tight something you need to tight it strongly .

About This Instructable

8,867views

102favorites

License:

Bio: My name is Joshua O'Meara. I like iPhones (and other similar devices), swimming, soccer, carpentry, running, and other outdoor activities.
More by joshuao:Prank Pen In 30 SecondsHow To Build A LEGO DrawerHow To Reuse Zip-ties
Add instructable to: