Applying strapping to your packages and loads is a great way to ensure they stay safe and secure throughout the shipping process. However, using strapping means you also need to have the right strapping tools to apply the strapping to the loads. Not only do you need to determine which type of strapping is right for your application, you then need to figure out which type of tool to apply it with. If this sounds complicated, don’t worry. We can help!


Strapping Tool Choices

When it comes to choosing your strapping tool, you have three different options to decide between. The one that’s best for you will depend on how often you are packaging up products and what kind of strapping you are using.


Pneumatic Strapping Tool

One of the best choices is a pneumatic strapping tool. This is because they help reduce labor costs and simplify the strapping process. They can be used with plastic or steel strapping and make packaging more efficient and easier for your employees. Since they run with pneumatics, they will need to be plugged in to work so they are best for stationary employees. These reliable tools have a long life and are a great investment into your business.

Manual Strapping Tool

A manual strapping tool is where most business owners will start when they are first opening and selling products. They tend to be the most cost-effective option and are easy to learn how to use. However, they take more time than the other options so they work best in low volume environments. You can use steel or plastic strapping with these tools.

Battery Powered Strapping Tool

A battery powered strapping tool is ideal for those who don’t stand in one place all day. Because it does not have any cords or wires, you can take it with you anywhere. The battery can be fully charged in one hour and last all day long on a single charge. It  will need at least one year before being replaced, depending on how often you use it.


Why a Pneumatic Strapping Tool is Right for You

A pneumatic strapping tool is a great choice for all your strapping needs. It saves you time during the packaging process, which ultimately saves you money on labor costs. You’ll also be able to process more orders in the same amount of time, which helps you keep up with demand during the busy season. If you need help choosing a pneumatic strapping tool, please contact us and we can help you out!


Shop with FastPak Systems

When you shop for packaging materials and equipment with FastPak Systems, you get the best products for the application. The labor to apply strapping costs more than the price of the strapping itself. FastPak can help you make the most efficient choice. Please give us a call at 770-423-0795, send an email to, or fill out our contact form online.