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Old 10-10-2009, 09:55 PM   #1
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Im looking at picking up one of those ty-wrap guns made by greenlee. I do industrial work and all of our cables are ty-wrap to the cable tray. Has anyone ever used one before? If so what did you think of them?

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Old 10-10-2009, 10:05 PM   #2
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I use a T&B Ty rap gun, and it works great.

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If so what did you think of them?
I've never had need to use one but the first thought that came to mind when I saw the thread title was to make sure you don't let that rookie kid anywhere near it.
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just another thing to carry. never needed one. but if somebody proves me wrong , i'll get one.
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I like a flush cut where the male end goes through the female holder.. a gun can't get that flush cut like a pair of dikes
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I use a T&B Ty rap gun, and it works great.
i have the same one, it's great. Albeit, flush cutters I get from radio shack work great too. Depends on where I need them.
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.. a gun can't get that flush cut like a pair of dikes



I hate the "dykes can do it method"...leaves a sharp edge to shred the next guys knuckles.

Pull the ty-wrap tight with your pliers, then twist the end with your pliers....makes for a smoother non-cutting edge and 1 less tool to carry
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I hate the "dykes can do it method"...leaves a sharp edge to shred the next guys knuckles.
I hate that. Especially when the next guy is me.

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Pull the ty-wrap tight with your pliers, then twist the end with your pliers....makes for a smoother non-cutting edge and 1 less tool to carry
What's the fun of carrying one less tool? Sometimes I use these:



But only when I can remember where I put them.
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I hate that. Especially when the next guy is me.



What's the fun of carrying one less tool? Sometimes I use these:



But only when I can remember where I put them.
What are those?
Nail trimmers?


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I have used my linesman before but when you do cable pull for several months it gets a little hard on the wrist.

BC Sparky girl: Have you ever tried the greenlee version??
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I have used my linesman before but when you do cable pull for several months it gets a little hard on the wrist.
Yes it does...but I would rather buy a gun than use the dykes for a job of that duration.
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I have used my linesman before but when you do cable pull for several months it gets a little hard on the wrist.

BC Sparky girl: Have you ever tried the greenlee version??
nope, but I got my T&B for free, so can't say I would go and spend money on something else.

The Motts:I got a pair of those too, they are fantastic......

Celtic: in a pinch, yes I have used those for nail trimmers, they do a fine job there too!!!
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I just checked the spelling for "dike and dyke"

They both refer to those short haired ladies who give us nasty looks when we hit on their g/f

Nothing about hand held pliers.. I figured the SP were going to write one of us up
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I just checked the spelling for "dike and dyke"

They both refer to those short haired ladies who give us nasty looks when we hit on their g/f

Nothing about hand held pliers.. I figured the SP were going to write one of us up
Diagonal cutting pliers = Dic? Your guess is as good as mine were the name came from.
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I just checked the spelling for "dike and dyke"

They both refer to those short haired ladies who give us nasty looks when we hit on their g/f

Nothing about hand held pliers.. I figured the SP were going to write one of us up
Watch your language, those are "alternative lifestyle cutters!!"
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Watch your language, those are "alternative lifestyle cutters!!"

I heard you guys up that way were PC correct.. good point
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I also have one of the t & b ones. I keep in my bag and when I have several of them to do I grad them. If I just have a couple to do, I grab the Kleins out of my back pocket and do the twist thing.
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What are those?
Nail trimmers?


Nope. Nose hair trimmers.
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Greatest thing since sliced bread for speedy strapping. Just be aware of the tension it applies if you are running Cat. 5.
Too tight tension on it can change the capacitive qualities.

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