If you’ve yet to use a cable tie gun, you’re definitely missing out. Cable ties are easily one of the most useful tools in the shop — closely following duct tape and trailed slightly by 3-in-1 oil — but they take on a whole new level of handiness when combined with a good tie gun.
I came across these the first time when bundling zillions of cables in a large network install. One of the guys had a cheaper unit, and one had a Paladin. The cheaper one did the job — and was far quicker than applying the ties by hand — but the Paladin really was first class. It works in a single squeeze, tightening the tie and cutting it in one fluid motion.
It’s also adjustable for cable tension so when you’re bundling lots of identical cable groups you can generate identical work almost without thinking about it.
The one downside: like all Paladin gear, they’re not real cheap. Street pricing starts just under $50. We found our for $48 via Amazon.