This article was originally published on our Blog in September of 2017. We are rebroadcasting it because the content is still very relevant and 2019 represents the 30th anniversary of our introduction of the Model 2175B Track Cutter to the model hobby market. Thank you for 30 years of support and encouragement!
Cable Ties, also known as tie wraps or zip ties, are commonly used in the industrial sector for bundling wire, cable and cords to keep them neat and organized. Consumers also regularly use them to secure totes, luggage and retail items. Their strength makes them appealing, but when cut without the right tool, it’s easy to cut or scratch yourself with a sharp edge. Our Cable Tie Cutter makes the task easier and safer.
Cable ties should always be cut flush to the termination point, leaving no spike on the cut end. This is especially important in a manufacturing environment. The spike is what could cause scratches or cuts to people doing wire and cable work.
Xuron Corporation’s Model 2275 Cable Tie Cutter offers an effective and safe solution for cutting plastic and nylon cable ties up to 7 mm wide. And, it leaves a nice flat cut on the cable tie.
Recently we’ve had a few questions from customers asking how to replace springs on their tools and how to keep them (tools) cleaned and well maintained. I thought I’d share……
Tips, techniques and commentary from Master Model Railroader Tom Piccirillo
Wiring and electronics of a model railroad layout require a few basic skills and tools.
In recent years, the most-exciting model railroad innovation has been in the field of electronic control. Micro-size components allow the installation of incredibly sophisticated circuits inside small-scale locomotives. These circuits not only allow individual control of trains on the same track, but also provide realistic sounds that emanate right from the locomotive itself. The resulting realism creates a whole new dimension to model railroading.