Rebar Tying Tools FAQ
What is a battery powered Re-bar-Tier?
A battery powered rebar tier is a cordless handheld tool that ties rebar electronically. Re-Bar-Tiers are typically used in concrete construction to prevent rebar from shifting when concrete is poured. Compared to the conventional method of tying rebar, with hand tie wire and pliers, rebar tying tools make tying rebar faster, more efficient and more cost effective. MAX invented the original battery powered rebar tying tool in 1993 and currently has developed various rebar tying tools for various applications.How does a battery powered rebar tying tool work?
To use a battery powered rebar tying tool, insert the tool mouth into a rebar cross section and pull the trigger. This action dispatches MAX proprietary wire, which should be loaded into the magazine of the tool before use. Once the wire loops around the rebar, the tool’s twisting unit grabs and twists the wire to form a tie, before finally cutting the wire to release it from the tool.What kind of training do you need to operate a rebar tying tool?
New or less experienced rebar tying workers are able to quickly learn how to use the rebar tying tool. Extensive training is not required. It takes approximately 5 minutes to learn how to load a wire and form a tie. MAX recommends reading the tool manual before use to understand how to safely operate it.How accepted / approved are these tools on projects?
For many years MAX rebar tying tools have been used worldwide by large contractors. Rebar tying for most projects requires the rebar not move when the concrete is poured, which is exactly what MAX rebar tying tools are designed to do. If you’re asked to submit wire specifications to the project engineer, contact MAX Europe at +31 (0) 3 6546 9669 for details.
What is a battery powered Re-bar-Tier?
A battery powered rebar tier is a cordless handheld tool that ties rebar electronically. Re-Bar-Tiers are typically used in concrete construction to prevent rebar from shifting when concrete is poured. Compared to the conventional method of tying rebar, with hand tie wire and pliers, rebar tying tools make tying rebar faster, more efficient and more cost effective. MAX invented the original battery powered rebar tying tool in 1993 and currently sells seven models.What is a MAX TWINTIER?
The TWINTIER is a revolutionary rebar tying tool that has innovative mechanisms which allow it to tie faster, tighter and produce a shorter profile tie than previous Re-Bar-Tier tool models. The TWINTIER is also more cost efficient due to the lower consumption of wire per tie. The RB441T, a 7th generation MAX Re-Bar-Tier, was the first "TWINTIER". The 2nd TWINTIER, the RB611T, can tie the largest rebar combinations of any battery powered rebar tying tool on market. The RB611T is able to tie up to D32 x D29, depending on the rebar manufacturer. For more details on MAX TWINTIERs, please visit our Twin-tier webpage (Click here for details).
What type of MAX tie wire is available?
MAX manufactures annealed black steel, electro-galvanized, poly-coated annealed, poly-coated annealed, electro-galvanized, and stainless-steel tie wire. Stainless steel wire is a special order item. If you require stainless please contact at MAX at +31 (0) 3 6546 9669.What type of MAX tie wire should I use?
MAX rebar tying tools use proprietary MAX tie wire reels. Traditional MAX Re-Bar-Tier series tools use the 0.8mm. TW1061T tie wire and the TWINTIER tools use the 1.0mm. Generic wire cannot be used with MAX rebar tying tools. For details on our wire platforms, please see the MAX product webpage (Click here for details).
How do you operate a cordless battery powered rebar tying tool?
After loading the appropriate MAX tie wire spool into the tool's magazine, simply turn the tool on and insert the tool mouth into the rebar cross section at a 45° angle. Depending on the tool series, each model will have a different optimal position for tying. Once the rebar cross section is in place, pull the trigger and the tool will tie the rebar automatically. For information on how to load wire for each tool and where the optimal tying position is located, please see the owner’s manual accessible from the product pages here (Click here for details).How do you take care of a battery powered rebar tying tool?
After a day of work, wipe down the tool with a piece of cloth to remove any moisture and clean away any debris surrounding the tool mouth and feeding gears. We do not recommend using the tool in the rain. Rust on the wire can cause the tool’s feeding gears to wear faster than designed. Do not use any degreasing solutions such as WD40 to clean the tool. This can cause grease build-up on the internal parts which will lead to serious operational issues.