Locking a Cable Tie

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Introduction: Locking a Cable Tie

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Cable ties are great for creating a custom sized loop. Whether it be for hanging or attaching objects.

Step 1: Melt to Lock

Once the loop is adjusted to the correct size. Simply cut the excess leaving 5mm excess tail protruding.

Get a lighter and melt the excess tail until it bonds with the locking end. Stub out the flame using a flat screwdriver.

You now have a custom size locked cable tie, which will not retract any further.

Step 2:

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