Signode AST Manual Combination Poly Tool
The AST is Signode's manual combination poly tool with magazine seals. The AST uses a feed wheel with unlimited uptake to pull banding tight. (Part number 422950) AST weights 11.5 lb. This tool is used with 1/2" PET strapping.
Allstrap Opinion: This is a tough tool. Lumber yards used to use the steel version of this tool (the AM), and it held up in the toughest conditions. This tool is mobile, and takes a magazine clip with seals. Some other manual versions make you load a seal in every time you strap. We like this tool if a powered tool isn't for you. But... for the price you really should consider a battery powered BXT2-16 or P326.
From Signode: The AST manual seal-feed combination tool uses Contrax, Dynax and Tenax strapping.
AST Manual Combination Tool for Plastic Strapping
Easy to operate
• Tensioning and sealing functions require minimal effort
• Reduces operator fatigue
• Seals load in magazines, eliminating reloading after each cycle
• Produces a crimp joint for maximum joint strength
Lead time may vary for this Signode tool, please call for details.
Allstrap Opinion: We do not understand why anyone would use a manual tool that is the same price as a battery tool... Please, please do not use this tool, upgrade to the current century with a powered tool that pulls tight, welds, and cuts all in one.