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.
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.
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).
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.