What is the main difference between this and the Band-It C00169 Tool?
Even though both of these tools do the same job, they are operated differently. The main difference is that the C00169 tool tensions the Stainless Steel Banding when the handle is turned on a thread, whereas the C07599 tool uses a ratchet mechanism saving space and weight.
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The Band-It Bantam Tool is a compact, lightweight ratchet action tool with the built-in cutter that is used for applying tension quickly to the band over items. The advantage of this tool over the C00169 is that it is smaller, meaning it can be used in tighter areas. Additionally, it is lighter which makes it more portable, as it is designed for easy loading and to remove material.
The Band-It Bantam tool is covered in zinc for increased resistance to corrosion and oxidation. This tool can be used with coated or uncoated cable ties or coated band of up to 19mm wide.