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    Re-using Zip Ties?

    So I've read a few times on here that you can re-use zip ties. I always thought once you zip them, the only way to get them off was to cut them. Would anyone mind telling me how to un-zip zip ties? I would greatly appreciate it!! Thank you!

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    Re: Re-using Zip Ties?

    As far as I know, they have to be cut off. I never saw a reusable one.

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    Re: Re-using Zip Ties?

    http://www.amazon.com/Velcro-Reusabl.../dp/B001E1Y5O6

    I use these for things like water bottles and holding up grids on top for fleece forest.

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    Re: Re-using Zip Ties?

    Never mind I googled it! You can use really anything pointy, like a paper clip or nail and push on the latch inside the zip lock part and it should release it! I just tried it and it worked for me!

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    Re: Re-using Zip Ties?

    Well really you're pushing up the latch, there is a YouTube video on it if you're curious. I know they are super cheap but I like to test out different things on Penelope's room and sometimes it doesn't work or I change my mind and I hate wasting things. Haha

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    Re: Re-using Zip Ties?

    Have any of you ever used the metal zip ties?
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    Re: Re-using Zip Ties?

    It is a pain,but yes you can. Seems like you've already figured it out though (:

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    Re: Re-using Zip Ties?

    Quote Originally Posted by spy9doc View Post
    No, actually never even considered them because most I've seen have sharp edges. Do you have something specific in mind? If so, can you post a pic?
    I didn't buy any, I just happen to see some in a hardware ad. Sharp edges is kinda why I asked. I wondered about it. I think if I want to use metal I'll probably have my husband make me some custom clips at work. That way I'll know they are safe.
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