Big twist-ties?

They have small twist-ties for plastic bags, coils of fine wire, etc. Do they make big twist-ties for larger stuff, like coiled hose, cables, larger wire like extension cords, etc.? I'm aware of the plastic cable ties but they are usually not reusable - once you pull the serrated plastic strip through the toothed slot it won't come out and you have to cut the tie to release it.
Worth searching for in Walmart or Tru-Value hardware?
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I think you might want the stuff they use to tie up re-bar. I had a roll for most of my life and used it pretty often. Lost it a few years back.
I originally picked it up at the World Trade building site when I saw it lying in the street.

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On 09/08/2015 12:43 PM, Dan Espen wrote: ...

Sorta' like the box of AT&T phone wire a tech left at the house once't...it was quite handy to have (particularly in those days of only hardwired lines). It was gone from its living space under the workbench in the garage/shop one day I discovered shortly after a service tech had been out to fix a problem. He apparently saw it an re-appropiated Western Electric property... :(
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On 09/08/2015 12:33 PM, KenK wrote:

Yeah, we call it "baling wahr"... :)
I've seen longer twist-ties on stuff have bought and have a whole length of saved ones dating back to dad's penchant for saving anything that might possibly ever be of some use (a remanant of his upbringing during the Dirty 30s and Depression on a farm in SW KS undoubtedly). I'm certain they must be available for purchase but I've never actually looked for same as something would actually spend money for...
One _can_ reuse cable ties, particularly the larger ones but it's not terribly convenient to have to pick at the innards to release the latch spring...but, have done on occasion when was a large one or a new one wasn't handy and needed to replace the existing after some machination on whatever it was holding.
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On 9/8/2015 10:33 AM, KenK wrote:

You can string them together for more length I got mine at HomeDepot on closeout for about half that price.
Walmart also has cable ties with a release button. Rather more expensive, but they do release.
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extension cords. Lee Valley Gear Ties are an example. They also have Quick Release Rubber Ties.. Then there are the Velcro "wrap and strap" products as well.
LOTS opf very good options.
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I found them. $5.47 for a bag of 80 - 40 @ 8" and 40 @ 11". A couple bucks more than the regulars. I bought a bad but haven't tried one yet.
Thanks for the heads up!
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On 2015-09-08 1:33 PM, KenK wrote:

want, no idea where I got it, and haven't seen it available recently.
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On 9/8/2015 11:17 AM, FrozenNorth wrote:

Costco used to sell this (no idea if they still do -- they have been trying to move customers to purchase more expensive items, of late). It was also considerably heavier (thicker embedded wire, wider "paper" strip) than the stuff you find for trash bags, etc. I htink it was closer to 500 feet, though (white).
What we've found most annoying is finding *smaller* twist ties... e.g., to close a small (10G) plastic trash bag. Normal ties are longer than necessary. We've opted to take the longer-than-normal ties that come in a "sheet" (i.e., you rip off one tie at a time) and cut them in half -- yielding ~2 inch ties. These are the perfect length for the little trash bags. Leaving some of them long allows for other uses that might come along from time to time.
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The ties an a box of leaf bags are about 6" long. I never tie up the bags so I end up with lots of the ties.
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On Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 1:33:49 PM UTC-4, KenK wrote:

The Dollar Store near me sells long rolls of the standard width "bread bag" twist ties that you cut to length. Looks like this:
http://www.quickgrow.com/images_shop/twisttie.jpg
You don't say if this is mainly for storage/occasional use or if you need to wrap and unwrap the coil constantly.
Just another option...
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Yep. I have these. It was going to be my suggestion, but I checked and found you suggested them first.
Don. www.donwiss.com (e-mail link at home page bottom).
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On Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 1:33:49 PM UTC-4, KenK wrote:

There's also these, which you might find versions of in the garden department of many stores:
http://i.parkseed.com/images/xxl/96636.jpg
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Oren posted for all of us...

Look up cable lacing...
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Yes. I use this:
<(Amazon.com product link shortened)> It can be found on Amazon and in gardening supply stores, nurseries, hydroponics stores, etc. I bought mine to tie potted plants to bamboo support sticks. Basically, a big ol' roll of twist-ties to cut to length. Also, I'm never w/o a roll of "baling wire" in my vehicle's toolbox. Most any hardware or auto-parts store carries a roll.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baling_wire
The above "coated" wire is essentially smaller gauge baling wire with a green plastic coating.
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On 9/8/2015 12:33 PM, KenK wrote:

They sell the stuff on spools for gardeners. Check your local garden center. Here's one on Amazon:
Bond 1161 160-Foot Gardening Twist Tie Spool With Cutter (Amazon.com product link shortened)
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On 09/08/2015 11:33 AM, KenK wrote:

Not exactly twist-ties but they make a variety of Velcro straps meant for bundling cables. You stick the tongue through a slot, double it back and stick it to itself. The larger ones tend to have a plastic buckle like deal where the smaller, cheaper ones just have a slot cut in the strap itself.
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Those are the smaller ones.
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