How to Keep Tools from Rolling

Wrap up rolling pencils and X-Acto knives with a zip tie.

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No More Rolling

To keep my X-Acto knives from rolling off the table and stabbing me in the foot, I put zip ties around them. This trick also works great for preventing short pencils from getting stuck down in narrow tool belt pockets, and carpenter’s pencils from falling through the cracks when used as spacers between deck boards. — Justin Mitchell

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