Signode BXT2-19 Battery Operated Combination Tool for Plastic Strapping

Signode BXT2-19 Battery Operated Combination Tool for Plastic Strapping

The Signode BXT 2-19 is a battery-run combination strapping tool for poly strapping of width 5/8 to 3/4 inch straps. It is one of the fastest battery-based tools. It is quite easy to use and can be used for light to heavy duty loads. It is a lightweight tool that weighs just 9.3 lbs and generates adjustable tension of 88 to 880 lbs.

Ease of Use

The BXT2-19 stands out for its unique design. The tight gripped handle helps ensure that the tool doesn’t tip forward/backward off the operator’s hands when strapping. It is lightweight and well balanced for single hand operation.

Technical Specifications

The main technical specs of the Signode BXT-2-19 are as following:

  • Strapping Type: Polyester (PET) and polypropylene (PP) strapping
  • Strapping Size: Width = 5/8 to 3/4 inch, thickness = 0.016 to 0.051 inch
  • Weight: 9.3 lbs (4.2 kg)
  • Peak Tensioning Force: 880 lbs; adjustable 260-880 lbs; Soft mode 88-350 lbs
  • Seal Type: Friction Weld

The Signode strapping tool easily works in difficult and tight strapping positions because it has a smaller interface. This makes it perfectly suited for banding coils and round objects. It can be used horizontally, vertically or upside down.

Features of BXT2-19

The main features of this plastic strapping combination tool are as following:

  • Brushless Wear-Free Motor – It helps in minimizing wear and maintenance and increasing the life of the tool.
  • Automatic Welding – There are 3 modes including manual, semi-auto (2 button push-button weld), and full-auto (single button).
  • BrusAdvanced Li-Ion Battery – The BOSCH Li-Ion battery offers full power to the last strapping cycle. The unique tool design helps ensure optimal battery protection. It offers up to 400 banding cycles per charge.
  • Electronic Adjustments – Adjust strapping tension and welding strength with electronic controls. Preset tensioning and weld cycle time.
  • Hypercharge Tech – Battery charges up to 80% within 15 minutes and 100% in 30 minutes.
  • Double Strap Loading – The BXT2-19 has easy 2-strap loading feature which helps speed up your cycle times.

The battery powered tool will beep when the weld has cooled down so that the operator knows that it is safe to remove.

Wear Parts & Accessories

All acessories and wear parts for the BXT 2-19 can be ordered online. The common replacement parts include ball bearing, planetary wheel, excentric cam, and spacer disk.

Overall, the BXT2-19 is a versatile battery-powered bander for poly strapping, designed for cost-savings in the long term. It saves money with its friction-weld seal by eliminating the need for metal seals. Besides, with up to 400 cycles per battery charge and 80% recharge time of 15 minutes, this poly bander is all about efficiency and speed.

Signode BXT2-16 Battery Operated Combination Strapping Tool for Plastic Strapping

Signode BXT2-16 Battery Operated Combination Strapping Tool for Plastic Strapping

The Signode BXT2-16 is a battery-operated combination strapping tool for poly straps of width 3/8, 7/16, 1/2 and 5/8 inch. It is a lightweight battery-run tool that is ergonomically designed for reducing operator fatigue. It has an easy dual-button operation and helps you achieve optimal efficiency in mid-duty and heavy-duty strapping applications.

Highly Efficient Banding Tool

The Signode BXT2 16 is powered by BOSCH Li-Ion battery that plays a crucial role in extending its lifecycle. Besides, the battery helps deliver longer output so that you can complete more banding cycles.

It has the latest brushless motor technology that helps in reducing the need for maintenance by a huge margin. This helps you save time and money. The semi-auto and fully-automatic modes help in further increasing efficiency and speed.

Technical Specifications

The most important technical aspects of the BXT2-16 are as following:

  • Strapping Type: Polypropylene (PP) and polyester (PET) strapping
  • Strapping Size: 3/8 inch, 7/16 inch, 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch
  • Weight: 8.6 lbs (3.9 kg)
  • Tensioning Force: Adjustable between 200 and 560 lbs, Soft mode = 88 and 335 lbs

Ease of Use

The battery powered BXT 2-16 is designed for to enable utmost ease of use. Once you slide the strapping under the gripper foot and press the button, the entire process up to cutting will take place automatically. There is no need to struggle with multiple heavy tools. This single, lightweight combination tool can complete the work instantly.

Features of BXT2-16

The main features of the Signode BXT 2-16 are as following:

  • Its ergonomic design helps in reducing operator fatigue.
  • It has a simple 2-button operation that saves time and eliminates any need for operator effort.
  • Adjust tension from 88lbs to 350lbs in soft mode. You can also achieve peak tension of up to 880lbs.
  • Can be used in semi-auto and automatic modes.
  • Brushless motor helps minimize maintenance due to less wear and increases lifespan.
  • The unique battery design helps in reducing contact damage.

Advantages of Using BXT2-16

There are many advantages of using this plastic strapping tool:

  • Ease of use due to ergonomic design and 2-button operation.
  • Single button tensioning and sealing in automatic mode.
  • High versatility for a variety of applications.
  • The brushless motor technology means lesser wear, minimal maintenance and longer lifespan.

Wear Parts & Accessories

All wear parts and accessories for the BXT 2-16 can be easily ordered online. Some of the common wear parts include tension wheel, knife, tooth plate, spacer disk, and ball bearing.

Overall, the BXT2-16 is a highly versatile and feature-loaded battery-run poly strapping tool that is designed for simplifying strapping applications, minimizing efforts, and increasing productivity.

Signode BXT2-19

Signode BXT2-19

The Signode BXT2-19 is a battery operated combination poly strapping tool designed for fast banding applications. It is designed for 5/8 and 3/4 inch polyester strapping. When used in automatic mode, it can pull the strapping to the pre-set tensioning and then welds and cuts it. And all of this takes just seconds to complete. Once the strap is welded, it will count down to zero (automatically) and then alerts with a beep sound.

This PET plastic strapping tool is designed for ease of use and highly effective and efficient operation. It can accommodate all kinds of load – ranging from light duty to heavy duty. It is capable of generating adjustable tensioning force up to a maximum of 880 lbs.

Technical Specifications

  • Strapping Type: Polyester Strapping
  • Strapping Size: 5/8 and 3/4 inch
  • Tensioning Force: 260 to 880 pounds (Light soft tensioning mode: 88-350 pounds)
  • Weight: 9.3 pounds (4.2 kg)

The Signode BXT2-19 is ergonomically designed for ease of application and reducing operator fatigue. The handle enables a tight grip so that the tool does not tip forward or backward when tensioning or sealing. It has a well-balanced design even for single-handle operations.

This battery operated poly strapping tool is ideally suited for applications involving difficult or tight strapping positions. It has a small interface that allows banding even coils and round packages. It can be used horizontally, vertically and upside down.


  • Ergonomically designed for minimal operator fatigue
  • Simple 2-button or single-button operation in different modes
  • Designed for PET strapping of width 5/8 and 3/4 inch
  • Brushless motor technology for lesser wear and tool repair, and longer lifespan
  • Latest Bosch battery technology for reducing contact damage

Alternative Poly Strapping Tools

The signode BXT2-16 is designed for smaller-width polyester and polypropylene straps of width 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch. It can generate a peak tensioning force of up to 560 pounds.

The signode BXT2-32 on the other hand, is designed for larger sized polyester (PET) straps of width 1 inch and 1-1/4 inch. It is capable of generating highest tensioning force of up to 1,460 pounds, which makes it the perfect battery operated tool for heavy-duty applications.

Different types of accessories can be used with the Signode BXT2-19 to get the best from this battery-powered poly strapping tool. Choose this tool for its innovative technology, lesser wear and high level of efficiency.

Signode BXT2-16

Signode BXT2-16

The signode BXT2-16 is a battery powered combination strapping tool designed for both polyester strapping and polypropylene straps of width 3/8, 7/16, 1/2 and 5/8 inch. It is designed for ease of use, speed and ruggedness. It generates up to 560 pounds of tensioning force and features multiple modes for efficient operation.

This PET Polyester strapping tool features the latest BOSCH lithium-ion battery technology that helps in extending its overall lifecycle. It has brushless motor technology that helps in minimizing maintenance and repair needs. These features make the Signode BXT2-16 a highly reliable poly strapping tool for different industries. It has full auto, semi-auto and light soft tensioning modes for optimal usage in different types of environments.

Technical Specifications

  • Strapping Types: High-strength polyester & polypropylene strapping
  • Strapping Size: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2 and 5/8 inch
  • Weight: 8.6 pounds (3.9 kg)
  • Tensioning Force: 200-560 pounds (Soft tensioning: 88-335 pounds)
  • Seal Type: Friction Weld

This battery powered plastic strapping tool is designed for ease of use. Using it is so simple. All you have to do is to slide the strap under its gripper foot and push the button. All the functions, tensioning, sealing and cutting will take place automatically. There is no need to deal with heavy individual tools. This battery-run combination tool can do all the work with the press of a button.


  • Ease of Operation – The BXT2-16 is ergonomically designed and features a simple 2-button operation. This helps in reducing operator fatigue. The full auto-mode enables a single-button tensioning and sealing operation.
  • Highly Versatile – It is a highly versatile combination tool that can accommodate both PP and PET straps. It can be used for different types of applications. You can use all BXT2-16 accessories to get more out of this tool.
  • Minimal Maintenance – Thanks to the brushless motor maintenance and tool repair needs are significantly reduced due to minimal wear.


The signode BXT2-19 is an upgrade to the BXT2-16. It is designed for strapping PET poly strapping of width 5/8 and 3/4 inch. Its guides are designed to be changed for allowing the different-width straps. It can generate peak tensioning force of up to 880 pounds.

The signode BXT2-32 is designed for strapping poly straps of width 1 inch and 1-1/4 inch. It is capable of generating peak tensioning force of up to 1,460 pounds. These larger variants in the BXT2 series generate more power and accommodate larger straps while offering the same advantages as the Signode BXT2-16.

Combination Battery Tool

Signode is a trusted name when it comes to strapping equipment. Their products are used in the industries around the world. All the products brought out by Signode are durable and longer lasting, designed by their in-house design team, which works round the clock developing new designs for tools, keeping in mind the requirements of the industry. The BXT2-16 is one such tool that is a combination battery powered tool.

The BXT2-16 uses the powerful lithium ion battery and has the reputation for being easy to use, fast and efficient. The battery lasts longer and it can be easily switched from semi-automatic to automatic mode. It is a very versatile tool and has become popular in the industries in a very short time.


Signode is very particular about safety while using their tools. This is one of the reasons that they bring out a comprehensive safety and user manual with every tool they manufacture. They also provide sufficient training to the users when they purchase one of their tools. They also help in installing and trouble shooting equipment if the customer has a problem while using it.

The BXT2 tool series is available in 3 different sizes:

3/8″- 1/2″ – BXT2-10

5/8″- 3/4″ – BXT2-19

1″- 1 1/4″ – BXT2-32

All the above tools have good safety features and are reliable. They are not known to break down during harsh strapping conditions. As the tools are light in weight, the operator can carry them around easily. Unlike pneumatic tools, these tools do not need airlines running around the floor and that is an added advantage. This tool eliminates operator fatigue to a large extent and so operators find it a very convenient tool.

As with all Signode tools, the BXT2-16 also comes with a comprehensive user and safety manual.  Signode insists that all operators follow the safety instructions in the manual, like wearing safety gloves and goggles while operating the tool. When a tool fails to function after trouble shooting as per the manual, it is better to send the tool for repairs to a certified technician rather than the operator fiddling with it.

Allstrap is a dealer who stocks all popular brands of tools, like Signode, Fromm and Orgapack. They also undertake repairs of these tools and stocks genuine spare parts for these tools. Certified technicians repair the tools at a nominal cost and return the tools in just under a week’s time. For more information, call their customer department.

BXT2-32 Most Popular BXT2 Tool

The BXT2-32 is a battery powered strapping tool that is ideal for heavy duty strapping and largely used in lumber and heavy steel and metal industries. This is a fully automatic combination strapping tool from Signode and very popular for its efficiency in the industries it is being used.

The BXT2-32 is powered by a 36V lithium ion battery from Bosch and it is perfect to use with 1” and 1 ¼” PET strapping and it gives a great joint efficiency of 75%. As with most other battery operated tools, this tool also comes with two batteries and a charger. This is a very flexible tool and can be run both by manual or automatic mode. While the manual mode has a tension button, weld and cut button, the automatic mode, can preset tension and weld and cut at the touch of a button automatically.

This tool is similar to smaller strapping tools where the tension button is toggled and the feedwheel pulls until the button is released. However, many prefer the automatic mode as the tool works mostly on its own and the process becomes really simple. The tool is preset to the tension required and the tool automatically pulls tension, welds and cuts.

  • Strap qualities:  Polyester (PET)
  • Strap dimensions:  1″ and 1-1/4″
  • Max. tension:  1,460 lbs.
  • Sealing type:  Friction-weld sealing
  • Weight (including battery):  14.3 pounds

The BXT2-32 is a very strong tool and due to its overwhelming strength Signode has added a safety sensor to the back of the tool in order to ensure that the operator’s hand does not get smashed under the banding when both his hands are on the tool. Due to this heavy duty nature of the tool, wear and tear are reduced when compared to its competitors.

The tool also has a brushless motor which makes it durable and cost effective. All tools in the BXT2 series are equipped with lithium ion batteries which are very efficient and fast. It has become an industry favorite in a very short time. Due to the increased battery life, the productivity increases. Also, the battery holds its charge for a long time and also recharges very quickly and time is not lost in waiting for the battery to recharge.

The BXT2-32 is the ideal tool for those industries who are switching over from steel strapping and this will prove to be the best alternative.

Help, my BXT2-32 will not work in auto mode!!!

Did the BXT2-32 trick you too?  Well, I feel for you.  As a seasoned strapping tool guy, I could not get the tool to work.  I had been invited to be one of the first to see the tool, and was with the top two Signode designers that run Signode’s development program.  I loaded up the banding, hit the tension button expecting the BXT2-32 to jump to lift like the BXT2-19 would.  But nothing.  Like an idiot, I jogged the button again and again, and the BXT2 just sat there looking cute.  The Signode expert came in to help, but soon said the tool was a prototype, and they were having problems with it!?!

There is an extra button on the back, near the battery.  It takes 2 hands to turn this tool on. Your right hand pushes the tension button, and your left hand pushes the rear sensor of the BXT2-32.  The extra sensor makes it almost impossible to strap your hand to the table in auto mode.  This tool pulls so much tension on the strap, they designed in a safety mechanism to keep you fingers out from under the banding.


We are going to have video up at Allstrap, showing a host of people failing to operate the BXT2-32 (also called the BXT2-25) correctly the first time.  Fails include: experienced BXT2 repairman, strapping tool design engineer, and our warehouse guy.  So don’t worry, it happens to just about everyone!

Josh Sikora  is president of Allstrap Steel & Poly Strapping Systems

Signode BXT2-16 and BXT2-19 What’s Included?

You are set on a Signode BXT2, now what else do you need? A standard set up includes 2 batteries and a charger. Don’t pay to much from Grainger Item # 4FKW8, you can get the BXT2-16 or BXT2-19 here for less!  The list price is just under $3600, do not pay more!

Also included is the manual with parts list, and schematic.  A set of guides to change the size.  The BXT2-16 comes with 1/2″ and 5/8″, and the BXT2-19 comes with 5/8″ and 3/4″.

You should always store the extra lithium ion battery on the charger.  This way you never run out of power, and have one ready!  There is an optional mounting bracket that is used with a counter balance system.  These can be nice if you are always strapping in the same place.  It can be hung 3 ways to band on the top, side, or belly of your package.  There is also a conversion kit, to make the tool run on 110 volt, so you can forget the batteries!

What to expect from your new Signode BXT2-19

The BXT2-19 from Signode comes with 2 batteries (18 volt lithium) and a charger. Charge the first battery and slide it into the BXT tool (keep the other battery on the charger so you never are out of power). We like running the tool in automatic mode. Hit the function button (round F) till the LED lights next to automatic. Next set the tension, you can experiment on your package to determine level (1-9) to set. Let’s start in the middle and dial up or down from there. Hit the function then the green tension button. Repeat pressing the green button till you get the right number, 5 is a good place to start. The weld is critical to get right. Your BXT tool gets 80% joint, but you need to set it for the strapping. The friction weld works on a timer. If you are using 3/4″ x .040″, you should start with 5. If you are using 3/4″ x .050″ start at 7.

Now that your bxt2 is set, you can expect the easiest packaging experience out there!

Signode BXT2 vs Orgapack OR-T 400

Are they the same strapping tool?

Almost! There are just a few differences:

1)      BXT2’s battery slides in horizontally (as opposed to vertically)

2)      BXT2 is black (ORT is Blue)

3)      Different control board and feedwheel

This is a great tool!  This is the first tool that does everything with just the push of a button!  It’s easy to use, fast, and tough.