Construction Junkie: MAX USA’s New Upright Rebar Tying Tool is a Back Saver
Over the past few years, there have been many companies offering different ways of tying rebar, which can be a very strenuous and tedious task. It’s also extremely repeatable, which makes it a strong target for innovation. MAX USA has had a rebar tying gun out for a little while now, but they just showed off a new version at the World of Concrete.
The new MAX USA TwinTier RB401T-E Rebar Tying Tool still ties rebar with the click of a button, but features an extendable pole that doesn’t require the user to bend over. Using 19 gauge TW1061T steel rebar tie wire and the same battery platform as the handheld TwinTiers, the tool can tie rebar in less that a second. On a single charge it can tie up to 4,000 ties on #3 x #3 bars up to #6 x #6 bars.
Once the nose of the tool is in the proper place, users simply just need to push down to deploy and tie the wire. The RB401T-E is not yet ready to be sold yet, so there’s no information on pricing. The tool I saw at the World of Concrete is still in development stage, but you can check out the video below for more information: