Velcro reusable ties are perfect for taming small cable and wire bundles. Each tie is 8″ long and 1/2″ wide, and each tie connected end-to-end with a perforated seam. This makes the ties easy to separate, but it also makes them easy to string together to create longer ties for wrapping around larger bundles if longer ties aren’t immediately available.
Velcro makes these ties in different colors, and also different lengths, but the grey and black 50-count pack is most economical for general purpose use.
One side of the Velcro hook-and-loop ties has hooks, the other has loops.
Each tie also has a small notch that you can thread the opposite end through. The way you’re supposed to use these ties is to thread the tie together around one wire of a bundle, and then wrap the tie around all the others. I generally don’t do that – I tend to thread the first loop around the entire bundle for the first loop.
I strongly prefer to use heavier duty ties for managing power tool cords. Not that these ties are dainty, but they’re not really built for heavy or frequent handling. I also don’t use these as direct nylon cable tie replacements, as nylon ties are still better suited for heavier duty permanent bundling needs.
Just to clarify, these are designed for consumer applications, such as organizing a tangled mess of router and computer cables. They’re not marketed for construction use.
I used to buy this at the local Home Depot or Lowes, but I can not find these exact ties here anymore. More recently, I can only find new thinner low-profile ones that I don’t like the feel of. Amazon’s price of $6 is about 50 cents higher than in stores, but it’s the original product I prefer.
These can also be used for other things besides wire and cable bundling applications. For example, these are great for temporarily securing signal cables and power cords to tripod legs, and I have also used them to quickly mount small 9V-sized modules to the tripod as well.
Velcro ties are fantastic time-savers, and are absolutely worth the cost. A pack of 25 black and 25 grey ties (50 total) are priced at about $6.
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The One-Wrap thin ties are also available for about $7 for 100 at Amazon (Buy Now), but I would rather stick to the regular ties. I might reconsider this preference if my usage rate increases substantially.