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Cable tie life hacks

Originally developed in the 1950s to bundle cable installations in aviation, cable ties can do so much more. Today, it is hard to imagine any industry and everyday life without them. It is surprising to see what fasteners can be used for. Let yourself be inspired by our practical cable tie life hacks and tricks.

Cable installation with a difference

Cable ties are not only suitable for the typical bundling of cables. Cable ties can also be used to run cables along a wall or separate individual cables to give you a clear overview of the installation.

With our cable ties, you can:

Attach cables or conduits to the wall.

Create cable routing on wooden surfaces by securing them with a staple gun.

Lay cable tracks with horizontally and vertically applied cable ties.

Use cable ties as bundling and threading aid for cables or wires in pipes.

Cable ties for tradespeople

In the workshop, cable ties are suitable for many purposes.

The following hacks are qbendo-tested:

For consistent depth of drilled holes: a cable tie as a spacer on the drill bit.

Use cable ties to cleanly and precisely mark pipes and other round objects.

Create a simple brush holder with cable ties and prevent paint stains on surfaces.

Use cable ties as a substitute for wall plugs to securely hold screws in the wall.

Cable ties in the office

In addition to cable installation or organisation, cable ties can also be used for many other projects in the office.

Attach a cable tie to an adhesive tape roll. The pointed tail helps with a clean cut.

Use cable ties as binder rings to bundle documents.

Hang a power strip with cable ties and create office flexibility.

Use a cable tie as key ring replacement and group keys together.

Cable ties in everyday life

Zip ties offer a quick solution to common everyday problems.

We have put together the following tips for you:

Use notched cable ties to clear clogged drains.

Two pens tied together with cable ties help to empty tubes evenly.

Simply replace the missing pull tab of a zip fastener with a cable tie.

Two cable ties can serve as a temporary belt for pants that are too loose.

Simply replace shoelaces with one cable tie per pair of holes.

Securely close a bag/suitcase with cable ties to protect against theft and unintentional opening.

Mount two cable ties on the mobile phone as a stand. Leave the tie ends for more stability.

Create a spoon stop hook with a cable tie and prevent small spoons from submerging.

Simply replace missing curtain rings with colour-coordinated cable ties.

Use cable ties to attach a water bottle to the outside of your backpack for easy access.

Link several hangers with cable ties and save space when hanging clothing.

Use cable ties as an accessory to adjust and hold camera settings.

You can find important information on handling cable ties in the safety tips for using cable ties.