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meghannmariexx
05-08-09, 06:13 pm
How do you remove zip ties?

hilary
05-08-09, 06:20 pm
Cut them off with a good pair of scissors. It can take a while and some strength.

meghannmariexx
05-08-09, 06:46 pm
That's what I already do. LOL, I was looking for an easier way. Thank-you anyways.

vicky2
05-08-09, 06:47 pm
Take one of those carpet knifes and stick the edge in the hole and pull the sip tie out.
Search the threads.
Someone posted pictures on that.
:D

meghannmariexx
05-08-09, 07:28 pm
How do you search threads?

pigsmakemesmile
05-08-09, 07:44 pm
Wire snips work great.

catalineh06
05-08-09, 07:44 pm
I use dog toenail clippers, not the guillotine looking ones but the other kind.

vicky2
05-08-09, 07:59 pm
Go to the forum and click on the search tab. Then it has a search tab and a search bar then type in, "removing zip ties". I'll try to find it for you.

meghannmariexx
05-08-09, 08:01 pm
Okay thankyou .

SheriMartini
05-08-09, 08:57 pm
Box cutter works great for me! Only trick is to NOT cut yourself ;) haha!

Peggysu
05-08-09, 09:01 pm
I use an old pair of my trauma shears. It cuts zip ties easily.

Like these; 7" Trauma Shears (http://www.shopscissors.com/trauma-shears-p-261.html?osCsid=c6856a0e574886246d4fdc3d9ea9306b)

trail_hawk
05-09-09, 03:45 am
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q9/trail_hawk/diag.jpg

These are the best if you use thick ties.

tehdoc809
05-10-09, 02:31 pm
I just use a larger sized pocket knife, works just fine. Tried using scissors before, it can take for ever, knife is much faster.

Amsley246
05-10-09, 05:21 pm
Depending on the zip tie, if it's just the plain white or sometimes black ones, there is a little tab on the inside of the lock thing, if you take something pointy and pushed the tab down, it releases the lock and it will come undone. If you do this instead of just cutting it off, you can reuse it! Ta-da!

Amsley246
05-10-09, 05:22 pm
These are the ones here I'm talking about.

http://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/data/534/lot-of-10-zip-ties-master-350x350.gif

meghannmariexx
05-10-09, 05:24 pm
Thanks so much for that post.