How to Reuse Zip-ties

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Introduction: How to Reuse Zip-ties

About: My name is Joshua O'Meara. I like iPhones (and other similar devices), swimming, soccer, carpentry, running, and other outdoor activities.

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

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

Step 2: Step 2

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

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    13 Discussions

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    browning_6
    browning_6

    5 years ago

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

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    Danger_Dolan
    Danger_Dolan

    Reply 2 years ago

    is there a way to do that though? or are you just being mean? i dont know in my experience there is no way to undo a ziptie.

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    Jobar007
    Jobar007

    6 years ago on Introduction

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

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    sandystarr28
    sandystarr28

    6 years ago

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

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    KurtR2
    KurtR2

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    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"

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    ara
    ara

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

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

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

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

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    nodcah
    nodcah

    6 years ago on Introduction

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

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    daisy_kay17
    daisy_kay17

    6 years ago

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

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    abuawed
    abuawed

    6 years ago on Introduction

    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 .