Signode’s lightweight, battery operated GripPack strap cutter enhances productivity and operator safety for applications that utilize steel or plastic strapping. Unlike manual tools where operator effort is required, the GripPack cutter quickly and effortlessly cuts through up to 2 pieces of 1-1/4" x .044" (32 mm x 1.12 mm) steel or plastic strapping. It offers two modes of operation - one for non-tensioned strap to maximize cutting speed and one for tensioned strap to help enhance operator safety. In the tensioned strap mode, the GripPack cutter holds the tensioned strap in place during cutting and keeps one end of the strap in its serrated jaws after cutting. The result is one-handed operation that allows operators to safely position themselves away from the single rebounding strap end.