While reading the post on the Buell Blast Custom over at BikesExif I noticed that they had used as what looked like a zip tie for a hose clamp in one of the photos. This got me thinking about the 101 uses of the zip tie. One of the most versatile inventions ever made.
|Zip Ties around the hose clamp|
A Zip Ties life is a tragic one, as once they are tied they can never be used again. Much like the life as a bee with their single sting. On using their sting they are taken away to the great bee hive in the sky.
"Cable ties were first invented by Thomas & Betts, an electrical company, in 1958 under the brand name Ty-Rap initially designed for airplane wire harnesses. The original design used a metal ratchet instead of nylon. They later changed to the nylon/plastic design." Wikipedia
My top 5 uses of the zip tie would have to be
|Attaching wires to the frame|
#2Attaching them to helmets to keep away magpies and any other attack bird - Simple yet effective
#3Ghetto Handcuffs - You're a policeman and your district has run out of funding for the shiny ones? Why not bust out some heavy duty Zip Ties.
Stopping Hubcaps coming off your car - Can't keep count the number of hubcaps I've seen in my rear vision mirror rolling off into the sunset behind me.
#5Closing your crab pot cage - Can also be used to cuff the crabs claws together so you don't have excuse for the one that got away.
I can't imagine the world without the zip tie. They are truly a marvel.
What uses have you used for a zip tie? What's your top use for them?
Let me know!