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.
- ron hLv 71 month 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.
- 1 month ago
Use a needle nose pliers & pincers
- Spock (rhp)Lv 71 month ago
i use needle nose pliers and brute force ... grab the clip with the pliers and pull
- RayalLv 71 month ago
I use a pair of diagonal pliers or a pair of needle nose pliers.
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- Robert JLv 71 month 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 71 month 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 71 month ago
With a pair of Pincers
And if stubborn, a tap with a hammer
Mind the wall !!Source(s): Carpenter's Pincers
- NancyLv 61 month 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.