Cable Tie

Discover a wide selection of cable ties for anything from general purpose applications to outdoor applications at HomElectrical. Our selection even includes stainless steel cable ties for applications that require a high-level of protection against corrosion. Whatever the extent of your needs, HomElectrical will provide you with the proper cable tie for any of your needs.

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Where should I store Cable Ties?

Because cable ties are mostly made from nylon, it is recommended that they be stored in a cool and dry area. This will keep the ties from disintegrating and oxidizing. Skinny versions of nylon are going to be more susceptible to bending. So be careful when applying pressure as it can misshape the cable tie.

What is a Cable Tie Used For?

Cable Ties, also known as Zip Ties, have a variety of uses.  In wiring, cable ties are used for both indoor and outdoor applications to organize, group, or bundle wires together.  Their main function works like a strap to handle large or small bundles.  Each tie features “teeth” that serve as a locking mechanism to prevent them from coming loose or pulling out the wires they are holding together.  A black cable tie is the only color to feature UV protection.

 

Are Cable Ties Reusable?

No!  If the Cable Tie does not state that it is reusable, then it can only be used once.  Reusable Cable Ties or Zip Ties are made from a flexible nylon that allows you to unlock the Teeth as often as you need.  However, in some cases a Cable Tie can be unlocked by sticking a pin into the locking mechanism and releasing the teeth from the original position.

How Do I know What Size Hose Clamp I need?

Use Calipers or another measuring tool to determine the Outside Diameter (O.D.) of the hose you wish to clamp.  Use this measurement to determine the specify the nominal clamp size.  You can calculate the Nominal clamp size using the following formula ND= Circumference (OD) / 3.14 (PI).

What is Music Wire used for?

Music wire, or “Piano Wire, is a specialized type of wire made for use in piano strings. It is made from tempered high-carbon steel, also known as spring steel, which replaced iron as the material starting in 1834.  It is used for Pianos since it has a uniform tensile strength.

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