The Max USA RB655 Cordless Rebar Tying Tool Reduces tying time. It is about 5 times faster than manual tying. Make ties in approx one second per tie with consistent tie strength. High speed tying saves you time and money. Reduces risk of health problems. Simple operation reduces potential wrist damage such as carpal tunnel injuries. Ergonomics and reduction in the probability of an injury (NIOSH report). Brush-less Twisting Motor - The brush-less electric motor offers higher efficiency and longer lifetime. It increases ties per charge by 30% and does not require service caused by brush erosion or dirt on commutator. 16GA. tie wire used. The combination of 16 gauge tie wire and a powerful twisting motor insure a perfect tie every time. Wire usage is regulated automatically. Ties up to #9 x #8 rebar. One hand operation allows worker to hold re-bar while tying reducing set up time.