Neatly Wrap Power Tool Cables With A Simple Overhand Knot

Neatly Wrap Power Tool Cables With A Simple Overhand Knot
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The majority of us don’t use power tools every day, and chances are you have a box or cabinet somewhere with cords and cables sticking out everywhere. Instructables user KaceyK shows a simple method to wrap cords so they don’t stretch out and they stay organised.

The wrapping process is a pretty simple overhand knot (the same method we like for USB cables), but it works a lot better than simply wrapping the cord around the tool. Start by folding the cord in half as many times as it takes to get to about 18-24 inches (45-60cm) and then tie it with an overhand knot. When the knot it tied, loop the cord through the tool’s handle and you’re done. Hit up Instructables for a full visual walkthrough of the process.

How to Neatly Wrap Power Tool Cords [Instructables]


  • that is such a bad way to treat cable. Inside the plastic coating is a bunch of copper strands, metals dont like to be bent, and repeating the process will inevitably break them.
    the best way to coil cable is in loops, i under, flick the wrist, and one over. i do admit it takes a while to learn.
    i work in the entertainment lighting biz, we tour shows with thousands of cables, if we stored them like that, our tours would be a lot shorter..
    so the conclusion i draw is this is the wrong way to do it.

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