"Take the edge off of nylon ties:"

From: Herbert Wade Sparks (hwsparks@prodigy.net)

Have you ever worked in a panel where nylon ties were used to keep the wires neat & tidy? Have you ever cut yourself on the ones that were clipped with dykes or linemans? If you answered yes, then you know how important it is to make your work safe for the next guy. An easy way to get rid of that excess part of the nylon tie and not leave any sharp edges is to use your linemans to twist it off. Put your linemans straight onto the tail (excess part) all the way up to the little square catch. Push slightly and twist the pliers several complete turns. The tail will twist off with ease and all sharp edges will be removed.

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