I was able to charge the battery using a Bosch charger I borrowed from a friend (model BC1880). The BXT2-19 has a Bosch BAT618 battery in it now.
I can now power up the unit fine. A pdf manual is available on line.
Some info from the web. The Signode BXT2-19 is the fastest tool on the market! It can run 5/8" or 3/4" PET polyester strapping and the guides can be changed to allow different width strapping. Automation pulls the strapping to the desired pre-set tension, then kicks right into weld and cut.After the weld, the tool counts down to zero. When it hits zero the tool beeps, the weld has cooled and the tool can be removed.
Simple, easy, and effective operation. The BXT2-19 tool accommodates all load types from light duty to heavy duty, and the tensioning force can range anywhere between 88 pounds to 880 pounds.Versatility One thing that makes the BXT2-19 tool a stand out among competitors is the state of the art design. With a tight grip on the handle, the operator does not need to worry about the tool tipping forward or backward during the tensioning and sealing operations, it's well balanced and easy to hold with one hand.
The BXT2 tools are ideal for tight or difficult strapping positions because of the small interface size, so rounds and coils can be easily banded. The tool can be used upside down, horizontal or vertical depending on where the friction weld seal needs to be placed. The item "SIGNODE BXT2-19 STRAPPING TOOL BUY IT NOW FREE SHIPPING CANADA USA ONLY" is in sale since Monday, December 3, 2018. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Material Handling\Packing & Shipping\Filling & Sealing Machines\Strapping Machines". The seller is "ampegbass" and is located in Etobicoke, Ontario.This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.