How do I remove Nailed in Cable Wire Clips without damaging the Cable?
Could you kindly provide me a list of tools that can conveniently do this with out risking too much damage to the cable. I just need to slightly rearrange them. Want to order the tool online. Don't the name though.
- Dale-ELv 75 months ago
Using Diagonal Pliers, apply light gripping force to one side of the clip, next to the base, and rock down. The angle in the pincer head will lever up that side. Then with a small nail puller or with a lower positioning of your diagonal pliers, jack it up again. If you are working with Fiber Optic Cable, it is extremely fragile, don't kink it or dent it. If you have UTP (Cat-5) or other telephone wire, it is fairly tough, but can be pulled too hard and cause the insulation to tear or even pulled in two.
Light gripping force can be done by leaving your middle finger in between the handles, or holding your index finger straight out, not gripping.
- ron hLv 78 months ago
use a very narrow straight (not Phillip's head) screw driver--work it under the staple. Hold a putty knife or even a table knife against the wall to keep the screw driver blade from damaging the wall as you pry the staple partway loose. You can use a regular plier (not a cutter) to pull the staple completely out of the wall.
- 8 months ago
Use a needle nose pliers & pincers
- Spock (rhp)Lv 78 months ago
i use needle nose pliers and brute force ... grab the clip with the pliers and pull
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- RayalLv 78 months ago
I use a pair of diagonal pliers or a pair of needle nose pliers.
- Robert JLv 78 months ago
Wire cutters or pincers.
Get them around the nail just under the head - cut in to the plastic clip slightly if needed.
Twist the nail to loosen it and pull it out.
- Richard JLv 78 months ago
Many of the nails are probably pretty close to the wall, so try using a pair of needle nose pliers, not the small ones, get the average size ones
- Ronald 7Lv 78 months ago
With a pair of Pincers
And if stubborn, a tap with a hammer
Mind the wall !!Source(s): Carpenter's Pincers
- NancyLv 78 months ago
Assuming they're plastic, by using a carpet knife, Exacto-Knife, or wire cutters to cut through the part of the clip that connects the tab the nail goes through to the loop that holds the cable. When the cable is free and clear, you can remove the nails with the claw of a hammer.