A special tool for the application and trimming of zip-ties (Ty-Raps). The tool cinches the tie to the proper pressure, then with a twist of the wrist trims the tail flush. The cut part of the tail then recedes slightly. Available in many styles and price points.
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The problem with just trimming the tail with diagonal cutters (or worse the wire cutters on a multi-tool), is that it leaves a sharp plastic edge, all but guaranteed to draw blood.
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