The handles have extremely thick red vinyl coating on them. This is a heavier tool at 4#, 7.5oz. Uline catalog says tightens strapping to desired tension, cuts it when the job is complete.
Heavy-duty zinc casting, won't break if dropped. There are instructions and a video on how to use it on the U-Line web page. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Material Handling\Packing & Shipping\Filling & Sealing Machines\Strapping Machines".The seller is "hollowpoints" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.