The 8 Best Steel Strapping Tools

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Don't risk damaging valuable equipment and inventory during the shipment process. Steel, rather than polyester, strapping is typically preferred when transporting large, heavy loads over long distances. Securely band your packages onto a flatbed or bundle them together with these tools, which use different methods to tighten and fasten steel strapping for a safe, worry-free voyage. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Teknika MUL-20

2. Yaetek A333

3. Teknika MUL-16

Editor's Notes

June 13, 2019:

Proper steel strapping requires three fundamental processes: tightening the band, joining the overlapping portions of banding, and cutting the slack.

Kits, such as the S&G Strapping ST-SST-180, includes separate tool to take care of each of these tasks. While much cheaper than combination tools, switching between three different tools is inefficient and likely unacceptable in commercial or industrial environments.

Combination tools are like the Swiss Army knives of the strapping world and can tighten, join, and cut steel bands in a snap. An added advantage to some of these models, like the Teknika MUL-20, is that they join the strapping with die cuts, eliminating the need for seals.

For those preferring not to pull out the elbow grease, the pneumatic Hanchen KZ16 is a more automated version of the combination tool, though it will cost you a pretty penny.

Special Honors

Salco JK1219 Hard to top when it comes to versatility, this model has adjustable punch and cutting depths in addition to being able to handle different band widths. This well-engineered machine will allow you to finish each strapping task in just a matter of seconds.

4. Yongpai JD-13/16

5. Nifty Products SSK48

6. Hanchen KZ16

7. Votoer Gear Bander

8. S&G Strapping ST-SST-180

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