DMC Strap wrenches have been specially designed for connector assembly, rather than merely adapted from another use. The combination of lightweight materials, torque sensitive threads, and critical platings on modern connectors has mandated the requirement for precision made strap wrenches, which apply a uniform grip around the diameter and avoid pressure points or metal-to-metal contact.
A variety of widths and lengths of straps is available, in several different handle configurations, so the system is suited to all common connector applications. All strap wrenches are equipped with a 3/8″ drive hole to accommodate torque wrenches and other tools.
STANDARD STRAP WRENCHES
|A||BT-BS-610||BT-A-6010||1/2″″ (Black)||Yes||.25″″ to 1.50″″|
|BT-BS-610B*||BT-A-6010B*||1/2″″ (Blue)||Yes||.25″″ to 1.50″″|
|BT-BS-610W||BT-A-6010W||1/2″″ (White)||Yes||.25″″ to 1.50″″|
|BT-BS-610R||BT-A-6010R||1/2″″ (Red)||Yes||.25″″ to 1.50″″|
|B||BT-BS-609||BT-A-6010||1/2″″ (Black)||Yes||.50″″ to 2.50″|
|BT-BS-609B*||BT-A-6010B*||1/2″″ (Blue)||Yes||.50″″ to 2.50″″|
|BT-BS-609W||BT-A-6010W||1/2″″ (White)||Yes||.50″″ to 2.50″″|
|BT-BS-609R||BT-A-6010R||1/2″″ (Red)||Yes||.50″″ to 2.50″″|
|C||BT-BS-611||BT-A-6175||5/8″″ (Black)||Yes||1.00″″ to 4.00″|
|BT-BS-611B*||BT-A-6175B*||5/8″″ (Blue)||Yes||1.00″″ to 4.00″″|
|BT-BS-611W||BT-A-6175W||5/8″″ (White)||Yes||1.00″″ to 4.00″″|
|C||BT-BS-618||BT-A-6185||1″″ (Black)||Yes||1.00″″ to 4.00″″|
|BT-BS-618B*||BT-A-6185B*||1″″ (Blue)||Yes||1.00″″ to 4.00″″|
|BT-BS-618W||BT-A-6185W||1″″ (White)||Yes||1.00″″ to 4.00″″|
|D||BT-BS-625||BT-A-6250||1/2″″ (Red)||Yes||.50″″ to 2.0″″|
|BT-BS-630||BT-A-6300||7/16″″ (Black)||Yes||.50″″ to 2.0″″|
|E||The Handle-Less Strap Wrenches are presented HERE.|
|—||The Loop-Less Strap Wrench series is presented HERE.|
*The blue series strap wrench and replacement straps are preferred for connector/accessory use.
See Torque Conversion Charts for use of strap wrenches in combination with torque tools.
All strap wrenches are equipped with a 3/8″ drive hole to accommodate torque wrenches and other tools.
STRAP WRENCH SIZES
|A: The BT-BS-610 Series tool tip is our small-diameter tip and designed to accommodate connectors and backshells with diameters from .25 to 1.5 inches. Straps are .5 inches wide.|
B: The BT-BS-609 Series tool tip is our most popular choice for general purpose use. The mid-diameter tip is designed to accommodate connectors and backshells with diameters from .5 to 2.50 inches. Straps are .5 inches wide.
C: The BT-BS-611 Series tool tip is our large-diameter tip designed to accommodate connectors and backshells with diameters from 1 to 4 inches. Straps are 5/8 inches wide. The BT-BS-618 Series tool tip is also a large-diameter tip like the BT-BS-611 designed to accommodate connectors and backshells with diameters from 1 to 4 inches, but with a 1 inch wide strap for better gripping and applying higher torque values.
The straps for DMC Strap Wrenches are available in four styles (which are color coded for easy identification) to better meet the needs of individual applications.
The Black Strap is the traditional rubber strap for DMC strap wrenches. It is the most flexible and grip-friendly of all strap materials, but requires replacement more often than other strap constructions. It is good for all sizes, and flexible enough to grip smaller diameters (.25 to .75 inches). But the black strap is not recommended for high torque range tightening. It is available in looped and loopless configurations. Because of the shorter service life of this material, we recommend the loopless version so the user can make adjustments to compensate for wear or breakage.
The Blue Strap is made of a thin layer of extruded polyethylene over a nylon belt. This strap is the preferred choice for all general purpose connector and backshell tightening applications, and it has good service life at medium to high-medium torque ranges. The Blue Straps, although not as flexible and grip-friendly as the Black Rubber straps, are a good choice because of the increased durability. This strap will grip .75 inch diameters and larger, and is available in looped and loopless configurations.
The Red Strap is the same material and construction as the Blue Strap, but it is thicker and stronger for higher torque range tightening and increased durability. This heavy duty construction allows it to be used on smooth or knurled surfaces, and can be used to tighten fittings with 1.0 inch diameters and larger. It is available in looped and loopless versions.
The White Strap is a traditional hard rubber construction option that has a durable rubber surface on one side. It is used effectively where high strength is needed, but flexibility is not important. It is well suited to all diameters of 2.0 inches or larger. Due to its sturdy & thick construction, the white strap is only available in looped configuration.
NOTE: Strap length and width are important considerations in selecting a strap wrench and the replacement straps. Sometimes Grip Pads are recommended for use with strap wrenches to add traction while tightening some surfaces. If you have any questions about the best combination for your application, contact DMC.
|*The blue straps are preferred for connector/accessory use.|
All straps wear and break. The most common point of wear is at the upper edge of the tool tip, near the base of the strap. The standard straps have a loop sewn into one end and attach to the wrench body with a simple link. However, when the strap eventually breaks, it is unusable.
The Loopless Strap Tool Series uses a clamping buckle to attach a loopless strap to the wrench body. When a loopless strap breaks at the strain point, the majority of the strap is still usable. The operator simply removes the broken section, installs the remaining strap, and continues working.
The Loop-Less Strap Wrench series is presented HERE.