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Phillip writes: “Any time you visit a jobsite where cabling is happening, you always see loose ties on the ground.  The Ty-Rap Tote from Thomas & Betts is a handy cable tie dispenser that allows you remove a single tie without several coming along with it. Also, they’re held securely while climbing up and down on ladders, bending over, or crawling around equipment.  There are three sizes to choose from.”

Looks sharp.  I have a big bin of cheap-ass “zip-ties” around the shop, but after all the discussion earlier this week I think I’m going to consign the bin to the bin and get some decent ones.  I’m not currently doing any cabling, but if I was, I’d be all over this product.

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4 Responses to Reader Find: The Ty-Rap Tote

  1. Myself says:

    It drives me NUTS how many people will cut the end of a bag of ty-raps, rather than slitting a hole in the middle. They won’t fall out the middle hole! You don’t need the expensive holster, just open the middle of the bag and strap it to your belt.

    Technically you don’t need a belt either, just run a few ties between adjacent belt loops…

  2. Michael says:

    I’m sorry, this has got to be the construction site equivalent of the pocket protector, in looks at least. Not saying it wouldn’t be useful, but I’ve worked with some crews where this would have provided days of amusement.

  3. Myself says:

    After you’ve picked up the remains of a bag of 1,000 ties that some bozo left sitting on the ladder, middle-hole dispenser bags start to look /real/ attractive.

  4. Michael says:

    O.K. you’ve convinced me. How long until they come out with Harley Davidson branded ones?

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