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B600 Battery Powered Friction Tool
The B600 is Polychem's 1/2" and 5/8" strapping tool. It pulls up to 600 pounds of tension. You can use the B600 tool on PP or PET strapping. You can expect 200 straps applied for one battery.
The B600 comes with 2 batteries and a charger.
There are 3 modes:
Manual: hitting the 1 button will pull tension. You can let go of the button to stop the B600 from pulling tight. This is useful if you need to put corner protectors on, or if you have a delicate package. Hit the 2 button to weld and cut.
Semi-auto: This lets you stop tensioning at anytime by letting go of the 1 button. As soon as the set tension is reached, the tool automatically switches to weld/cut.
Auto: double hitting the 1 button will make the B600 pull tension, weld, and cut.
The next generation fully automatic plastic strapping tool
1. One button operation in auto mode
2. Lithium batteries
3. Brushless motors
Need your B600 tool repaired? Send it to our tool repair department for a quick turnaround. The B600 includes a 120 day warranty on parts.
Total Height: 6.3"
Weight: 8.8 lbs
Battery: 14.8V, 2.0 Ah, Li-Po
Maximum Tension: 600 lbs
Tensioning Speed: 10.4 inch/second
Sealing: Friction weld
Joint Strength: 80% of breaking
Strap size: 1/2", 5/8" polyester and polypropylene
Thickness: .019" - .030"
Allstrap Opinion: We would not consider the Polychem B600 because of some horrible choices made in the tool. The Fromm tools use Milwaukee batteries. Orgapack, Signode, and Zapack use Bosch. Golden Bear use Metabo batteries. All can be found in your local hardware store. The B series tools use their own "proprietary" battery, making these batteries 1) hard to get 2) obnoxiously expensive and 3) under powered and under capacity (14.8V, 2 Ah as of 12-19).
From our tool technicians, "the B600s are plagued with electrical problems, and they do not get nearly the cycle count as they should before they break down"
Do yourself a favor and look at the more reliable alternatives.