Alternatively (since burning plastic isn't great), if you take care to ensure that you're cutting off the ends of your zip ties directly straight across (at a 90-degree angle to the tie itself) then it doesn't have the chance to become razor-sharp!
If you're teaching young'uns, it's a really good thing to ensure that they do to get them into the habit of it.

On Wed, 5 Aug 2020 at 20:39, Bob Giordano <> wrote:
Quick, simple request:

anytime you snip off the extra length
of a zip tie, please melt the end of
the remaining part because othewise it is
like a little razor blade!

It only takes a second to wave a lit match
over the end of that snipped end to make
it harmless.

(I just zoomed in on the beautiful pic of
the ghost bike recently posted and could see
the razor end of the zip tie)


Bob Giordano, free cycles missoula, mist


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