Signode PN2-2 Pneumatic Tensioner for 2-inch Steel Strapping

Signode PN2-2 Pneumatic Tensioner for 2-inch Steel Strapping

The Signode PN2-2 is a widely popular pneumatic strapping tool designed for 2-inch steel strapping. This tensioner is a related version of the PN2-114, another popular strapping tool for 1-1/4-inch straps. It is capable of generating peak pulling power of up to 1,600 lbs.

Configuration & Applications

There are very few tools on the market that cater to the 2-inch steel strapping needs, and the PN2-2 is one of the most popular ones in the list. This tensioner has been engineered with a special nose that pushes against the seal.

The pneumatic tensioner is the perfect tool for almost all kinds of loads and packages. But care should be taken when working with pull metal rounds and packages that can easily get compressed.

Technical Specs

The tensioner is designed to be used with heavy-duty 2-inch steel strapping. It weighs around 8.1 pounds and generates peak tension of 1,600 pounds. There are very few pneumatic tensioners that can work with 2-inch straps, but this tool helps you complete your jobs easily and without any efforts.

It can be used for completing heavy duty applications while saving time and effort. As the PN2-2 is a pneumatic tensioner, a sealer and cutter are also required for completing the task. The NS-250-65L from Signode is considered as the ideal sealer to match the tensioner for a wide range of 2-inch steel strapping needs. It allows applying a single crimp seal efficiently and effectively. It can however also work well with manual sealers.

The unique thing about the pneumatic tensioner tool is that it is equally suited for heavy duty and light duty applications. This has been made possible thanks to its durable build and capability to generate low amount of force.


  • The pneumatic tensioner is perfect for use in industries where it is more convenient and economical to use standalone tools.
  • It is perfect for light duty applications, especially when working with easily-compressible packages that need care.

As a standalone tool, the PN2-2 is a pneumatic tensioner that is not suited for larger and tools. But it is the perfect strapping tool for loads that need to be packaged with care. This makes it the ideal 2-inch strapping tensioner for applications where a lot of delicate touch is required. However, it can still be used in heavy duty environments where a strapping tool is required for continual operation.

Grip Pack 114 Tensioner

The Grip Pack 114 Tensioner is a great new tool on the market from Signode. Being a leading manufacturer of tools for the strapping industry, it has further gained prominence with the introduction of the Grip Pack 114 Tensioner, a lightweight battery operated strapping tool.

This battery operated sealing product is not only light weight, but also portable, which is a great convenience.  Most pneumatic tools are considered heavy and also add to heavy over head costs. However, this battery tool completely eliminates the overhead costs that occur with pneumatic tools.

With the battery operated Grip Pack 114 Tensioner, the cost of air generation that incurs while using the tool is eliminated as it generates the same level of power on par with the other tools being used in the industry. Not only that, the Grip Pack 114 Tensioner is longer lasting and the best option for all the tensioning applications.

Major Features

  • Easy operation as it is light weight
  • Operation is at the touch of a single button
  • Battery charging levels are indicated with LED lights
  • Longer lasting 18 volt lithium ion battery
  • Adjustable levels of tension
  • 120 cycles of tensioning created per charge of battery
  • Extremely durable


  1. Weight: 3.8 kgs (8.5 lbs)
  2. Strapping: Magnus or Apex Plus Steel strapping
  3. Strapping size: ¾” -1-1/4”x 0.025” to 0.031 (19mm – 33mm x 0.64mm- 0.80mm)
  4. Tension adjustable from 800 lbs to 1500 lbs (3600 N to 6670N)

The Grip Pack 114 Tensioner, along with being lightweight is also elegantly designed with an ergonomic handle that considerably reduces operator fatigue. This great feature makes it perfect for all types of steel strapping operations. Also, for best results, this product can be used in combination with the Grip Pack 114 Sealer. This Grip Pack 114 Tensioner by Signode is supplied by Allstrap.

Allstrap provides great customer service. They also provide technical engineering and strapping tool repair solutions for all tools that range from handheld manual tools to pneumatic tools.

Types of wire buckles or plastic buckles

The easiest (and cheapest) way to tie the knot with strapping is using a buckle.  Companies like Allstrap stock all kinds of buckles.  If you need non-metallic you can use a plastic buckle (for 1/2″) .

The standard wire buckle is metal wire that is bent to look like a pretzel (top in lower pic)

cord strap pp pet poly strapping  buckle buckles

The most unusual buckle is a one leg up, one leg down (bottom in lower pic).