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Tie Wire  (4 Product Groups)
People use tie wire to secure various items in the office, at home, or on the job site. The product comes in many materials, such as stainless steel tie wire, and in different thicknesses. It's possible to obtain long strips from tie wire reels so individuals can cut it to size or they can use precut strips for quick use. Read More
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Types of tie wire

There are several types of wire strips and tie wire reels used to secure objects. The name tie wire often describes strong, thick wire used for construction applications. This is usually stainless steel tie wire created to withstand heavy use. On the other end of the spectrum are twist ties. These are thin aluminum wire covered in paper. Users simple wrap the wire around an item and twist it to close. Cable ties have an end that allows for a stronger and tighter hold than twisting. Some BOX releasable cable ties are easy to remove and reuse.

Common uses for tie wire reels and strips

Wires are versatile objects. People can use them as cable managers in the office or at home to prevent tangling of electronic cables. Use colored twist ties to enclose gift bags and create a decorative touch. When storing away items; keep them together with wires so every piece is easy to find later. Construction companies often use tie wire to keep steel bars together while working.

Understanding technical features of wire

Annealed wire has been heat treated, making it more flexible, which means it won’t break or become brittle with use. Wire with a high-tensile strength means it can handle a lot of stress before becoming unusable. For example, GB® heavy-duty cable ties have a tensile strength of 175 pounds, which means it can withstand that much pressure before it breaks. Fatigue strength refers to how many times people can bend and manipulate it before it breaks. For example, aluminum tie wire has a low fatigue strength and breaks with just a few bends. This low strength means the wire bends with just bare hands instead of tools. Coated tie wire is metal covered in PVC coating. This has several benefits:

  • Protects from electric shock
  • Prevents metal from cutting into products or hands
  • Stops moisture from reaching the metal
  • Color-codes objects
  • Adds decorative flair

Understanding gauge sizes

Wire comes in various gauges. The smaller the gauge number the thicker the wire. Most tie wire is 14 to 18 gauge, which is thicknesses between 1.6 and 1 millimeter. Thin twist ties are often 27 gauge with a millimeter thickness of 0.36. Choose a wire gauge that fits securing needs.

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