Cutting nylon webbing deck loops

What's the best way to cut the nylon webbing loops so they won't unravel? Have most of you been using something like a heated utility knife, or is it easier to first make the cut with a cold knife and then hold the cut end near a flame to melt the loose fibers together?

Thank you,

Mark


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RE: Cutting nylon webbing deck loops

I cut mine with scissors and then used a bic lighter to seal the ends. It doesn't take much, just a quick pass with the flame

RE: Cutting nylon webbing deck loops

razor and candle ,to make the holes i use a philipes head screw driver heated in the candle and pushed through the webbing into a hol drilled  in the bench

RE: Cutting nylon webbing deck loops

I set up our MSR propane camp stove, and held a utility knife blade in a pair of vicegrips.  The high temp of the propane got the blade nice and hot.  I then heated a large diameter nail for the holes.  

Worked great.

~Chris 

RE: Cutting nylon webbing deck loops

I use a soldering gun with interchangable tips. The knife tip cuts the material and seals it with one easy pass. The round tip drills and seals the screw holes in a jiffy. -Wes

RE: Cutting nylon webbing deck loops

I use Chris' method except I use a propane tourch instead of a camp stove.  I also make the pieces long enough to double over both ends rather than one as recommended by CLC.  It takes about 4" of webbing.  Works great.

Paul G.

RE: Cutting nylon webbing deck loops

i just used a pair of side cutter (used for wire) and melted the edge with a soldering iron and used the iron to make my holes after i folded the end and they stay folded. you can squeeze the folds when still hot works great

RE: Cutting nylon webbing deck loops

Wow! Thanks for all the suggestions.

 Mark

RE: Cutting nylon webbing deck loops

I used to cut my nylon webbing with a hot cutter which also can cut  cord and rope. It's very helpful and convenient.

RE: Cutting nylon webbing deck loops

i cut mine with scissors and used soldering iron to seal the end and make hole works nice and fast

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