Hog Ring Pliers vs. Hog Ring Guns
Hog ring pliers and hog ring guns are tools designed to clamp together a hog ring, a type of metal ring used in industrial and other applications to secure various materials. With the appropriate manual or pneumatic tools, hog rings can be used to lock wire, fabric, or other materials in place.
Hog Ring Pliers vs. Hog Ring Guns
Hog ring tools come in pneumatic and manual models. These tools drive the collated fasteners called hog rings into a piece of wire or fabric to secure it in place. Pneumatic guns are often used on significant closures that cannot be closed manually. These devices are designed to work in high-stress, demanding work environments such as manufacturing plants and industrial facilities. Guns come in both C-ring and D-ring variations.
Hog ring pliers function similarly to hog ring guns. These manual tools can be used to secure or fasten a variety of materials. Hog ring pliers are equipped with a grooved jaw to secure the rings in place when they need to be clamped. The user squeezes the pliers’ handles together to apply force to attach the hog ring. To secure the clamp, the pliers’ jaws should be placed directly over the hog ring, which should be situated in between the jaw grooves.
Hog ring pliers are ideal for smaller fastening jobs, such as small projects around the house. They are helpful to hold wire fencing in place around a yard or to secure tags to trees or plants in a garden center or greenhouse. Smaller pliers can be used on craft projects or to set up small fences or netting around a property.
Manual Hog Ring Pliers
Manual hog ring pliers can secure a variety of materials. The pliers are generally made from durable forged steel to increase the strength and reliability of the tool. They do not derive their energy from compressed air; the force comes entirely from leveraging the operator’s grip. Therefore, manual pliers are best for small projects rather than large, industrial applications.
King Steel Fasteners offers several manual hog ring pliers that can be used in various applications.
The C7 unit is a manual device specially designed to fasten loose hog rings. This D-ring style tool is best for small household projects:
The G7 pliers are another popular tool that works with SR8 C-rings:
Pneumatic Hog Ring Guns
Pneumatic hog ring guns are partially powered by compressed air, making them appropriate for industrial applications, such as manufacturing or large construction projects. These tools are more powerful than manual guns and work well on projects that require a lot of repetitive fastening or working with heavy-duty materials. King Steel Fasteners sells several models of pneumatic hog ring guns to handle different sizes of hog rings.
The HC516 and HC516T tools are pneumatic devices designed to fasten 516-series hog rings:
The HC715 works with the 15-100 series hog rings:
Hog Ring Gun and Plier Applications
Hog ring tools are commonly used in the automotive, manufacturing, fencing, and furniture industries to fasten a wide variety of materials. Smaller hog ring pliers are also useful for household and farming applications. Pliers can be used on livestock, upholstery, fencing, or other do-it-yourself projects. Pneumatic hog ring devices are appropriate for heavy-duty and assembly-line applications, such as manufacturing mattresses, closing large bags, and creating car seat upholstery.
King Steel Fasteners supplies an extensive collection of hog ring tools, including pliers and guns, for various applications. Manual guns are best for small projects, while pneumatic hog ring guns are used on many large-scale industrial projects. Whatever your need, we strive to provide high-quality integrated fastening systems to you and other customers worldwide.