Abstract: An improved hand tool is disclosed for tightening strap fasteners such as money bag seals or cable ties or the like. The tool is a plier-like device having a pair of jaws including a pawl mechanism which engages teeth on the strap. After the fastener is drawn tightly around the bag neck or cable with a predetermined fastening force, the tool automatically severs the fastener. A knife on the tool then is used to cut the free end from the fastener.
Abstract: A tamper proof seal comprising a tie member makes a seal with a coupling seal on a plug which is movable laterally into the seal body portion while said tie member is movable into said body portion perpendicularly to the movement of said plug, said tie member, said seal body portion and said plug capable of being molded out of a plastic material as a unit.