Unhook and Reuse Plastic Zip Ties with a Simple Trick

Zip ties are great for organizing cables and the like, but most people don't know that you can reuse them over and over again. You can, and here's how.

We've shown you one method for creating your own reusable zip ties, but if you need to undo a traditionally locked zip tie, reader Jack Weekes shows us that it's actually really easy. Just stick your fingernail in the locking mechanism (or a pin, if your fingernail won't fit), press down, and slide it out. I and many others were always under the impression that these things were made to be one-use only—turns out there's no need to spend the extra cash on rubbers ones after all. Check out the video to see this trick in action.

How to: Re-use a Zip Tie | YouTube

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