This video demonstrates how to use vise-grips to properly tighten zip ties.
We'll be tying a lot of zip ties throughout the build.
Zip tie = cable tie = tie wrap
All these terms are equivalent. Same thing. We use "zip tie" at IMADE3D.
If you have a Zip Tie Gun, we COMPLETELY recommend using it to speed up your build, however, vise-grip can get zip ties tighter.
(A basic zip tie gun costs less than $20 in the US.)
Rule of thumb:
- use vise grips for X-bearings and all smooth rods.
- use a zip tie gun for other things as desired.