How To Use A Metal Or Plastic Banding Tool? Complete Guide

Metal Banding Tool

A variety of moving parts work seamlessly together in the vast field of shipping and packaging to swiftly and safely deliver goods where they must go.

Use the proper banding tools and techniques to secure your packages if you want whatever you’re packing to arrive undamaged and undamaged.

Do you know how to use a metal or plastic banding tool? The metallic or plastic strapping that needs to be tightly fastened around objects is wrapped around them using a banding tool.

We’ll show you how to operate a typical, manually operated, handheld steel banding tool in this article.

More Post: How To Pick A Door Lock Without Tools?

How To Use A Metal Banding Tool?

You will need a hammer, a buckle or wing seal, a roll of metallic banding, a metal banding tool for cutting and tensioning the band, and a metal banding tool to perform the tensioning.

  • Apply banding to items directly from a bulk roll to minimize strap waste.
  • Hold the buckle so that it faces away from you and has its “ears” pointing up.
  • Maintaining the buckle in place, thread the band’s end through it before wrapping it loosely around the items you want to bind. Don’t close the band gap between the item and it. For a loose loop to form around the items you wish to bind, slid the band back through the buckle, under the band that has already been threaded through it.
  • Continue wrapping the band around the items and through the buckle a second time to increase radial compression. As before, make sure there is space between the band and the items.
  • This time, slide the band through and pull it just a few inches past the buckle.
  • By bending the strap back on itself and hooking it around the bottom of the buckle, the end of the band that was just passed through the buckle can now be bent in the direction of the objects being bound.
  • As far as possible, insert the length of the band that runs from the bulk roll to the buckle into the slot on the tool’s nose and gripper block.
  • Tension the band by turning the handle of the tool – hold a finger on the buckle’s bridge while turning the handle. The band is tense, and you can feel it moving. When you feel the band stop moving, stop turning the handle.
  • While releasing tension by rotating the handle in the opposite direction, roll the tool over the buckle. This stops the band from rupturing.
  • To cut the band, pull the tool’s cutting handle. When using 3/4 inch clamps, release the band gripper and move the tool’s nose away from the buckle by 1/4 inch before cutting.
  • After removing the tool, fold the band stub that protrudes from the buckle in half and press it flat with your thumb.
  • Finish by hammering the band’s wings down.

You can now feel secure that the metal banding will continue to hold the strapping in place over time.

Other Posts You Might Like: How To Use A Balloon Tier?

How To Use A Plastic Banding Tool?

Once you comprehend the procedures, which we have outlined below to assist you in streamlining your packing method, using tools like strap tensioners and sealers is quite simple.

Plastic Banding Tool

Step 1: Gather Your Plastic Banding Tools

Four packing supplies must first be gathered: a tensioner, a sealer, plastic banding or strapping, and metal seals. Three main characteristics define the tensioning tool: a clamp in the back to hold the plastic banding securely in place, a ratchet in the middle to guide the tool over the straps, and a cutter on the front of the tool to precisely snip the plastic band once secured. Your package will be securely closed during transport thanks to the plastic banding straps, which are held in place by metal seals that are clamped together using a sealer tool.

Step 2: Position Plastic Banding Strap And Feed Through The Tensioner Tool

Once you’ve gathered your supplies, wrap the plastic banding strap around the package so that it faces away from you, leaving plenty of space between the band and the package for maneuvering. To raise the clamp in the back, use the tensioner tool and fully depress the large handle. After the clamp has been raised, feed the plastic banding strap underneath it, ratcheting and cutting as it moves across the package away from you. Give yourself an extra two to three inches of plastic banding strap to work with after you’ve threaded the tensioner tool. When you release the tensioner tool’s large handle, the clamp will lower and the strap will be securely fastened.

Step 3: Tighten The Plastic Banding Strap

Grab the end of the plastic banding strap that is coming around the underside of the box in your direction and feed it through the tensioner tool starting at the front this time after the plastic banding strap has been fastened with the tensioner tool. The strap should be threaded through the cutter tool at the front, the ratchet in the middle, and then the stop. In order to tighten the two straps and add tension, move them closer to the surface of the box, and lift the tensioner tool’s handle up and down a few times.

Step 4: Secure The Metal Seals Using The Sealer Tool

The two pieces of plastic banding strap that have overlapping ends coming out of the front of the tensioner tool should now be covered by one of the metal seals, with the tensioner tool still in place. Grab your sealer tool, open the arms completely, and place the clamp directly over the metal seal after the metal seal has been installed. Close the metal seal’s opening by bringing the two arms together, then release to reveal a seal that is firmly clamped to the strapping.

Step 5: Cut And Release

To cut the excess strapping from the now-sealed plastic band strapping, go back to the tensioner tool and keep it in place. Crank the big handle all the way down. Now that the strapping has been tightly sealed against the box’s surface, your item will be delivered safely and securely.

Read More: How to Use a Laser Level?

The Bottom Line

Once you know the procedures and how to use the tools, packing your goods away securely before shipping is quite easy using plastic banding tools. I think you now understand how to use these banding tools.

Making the most of these tools makes packing easier and increases productivity in your company’s operations.

Read More: