Can anyone tell me how to use one of those "tie wire twister" tools.
A link or a description? I have the manual one not the automatic
Also, does it matter what type of wire is used? I've used copper in
the past when I was desperate. Is it a type of galvanized wire and
does it have a coating on it?
the wire twister are used like this on pre formed wires... they are
about 6 inches long and have the ends twisted in to a circle on each
end.. you take the pointed end of the tool and catch each circle and
then you twist the handle and it will turn with you twisting it and that
is how it works.. oh yes first you have to place it over the rebar.....
Unless you are doing cement work for a living i find them useless.. i
did a pour on my other garage/sererated from the house and did not need
one and never bought the preformed wires.. they come in a bundle for a
couple of bucks at ACE hardware... they also sell the rolls of wire that
i bought and cut and twisted by hand.....
The pros use regular mechanics wire and linesman pliers. The twisters are too
slo for them. If it is a small job use the pliers it isn't that hard. It doesnt
do anything but hold the rebar in place for the pour it has no structural
value. The preformed wire for the spinners comes in huge quanities and is more
then likely way more then you need.
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