The Drader, manufactured by Drader Industries, is your go-to welding gun for thermoformed plastics. It’s unique, compact, lightweight, one handed design makes it essential for any polymer fabrication shop to have in their tool chest. Our fabrication department has been using Drader plastic welders for many years!

Why Drader?

  1. Quick interchangeable tip: Don’t slow up production if you need to change the tip on your gun. The Drader's locknut barrel design makes switching between any of the 9 stock tips a breeze.  If these tips don’t suit your needs, we offer a blank tip, so you can fab your own.

  2. Small compact design: helps to repair in areas that larger guns just can’t reach.  It also makes welding around corners a cinch. 

  3. Speed control bolt: precise control over your speed is essential for strong, quality welds.

  4. Lightweight (6lbs), one handed operation make it simple to put together your plastics, using your free hand to hold your materials for quick welds.

  5. Temperature reading that displays a temperature of the tip not the air blowing through it. 

  6. Localized heat: not using hot air or gas reduces deforming of materials around the Heat Affected Zone.  This is especially important when welding thin walled materials.

What Can I Use It For?


Give a second life to your thermoformed plastics.  Our fabrications and repairs departments has used the Drader to fix items from municipal playground equipment, gas tanks, fruit bins, water tanks as well as vehicle body parts.  

How Does The Drader Work?

A dual rod driving wheeled system pulls the rod into the handle of the gun with air assistance.  The rod is then cut off and packed into the heated barrel.  When the trigger is pulled it pushes the weld rod cutoff out of the barrel and projects it into the parent material.  This gives you the penetration you need to achieve a great weld. 



What's In The Kit?

Each W30000 Injectiweld Plastic Welder kit includes:  3/16" Fillet Weld Tip (T20001), Concial Tip (T20002), Tip Wrench, Infra-Kote Heat Transfer Compound and a robust impact-resistant Carrying Case.

Drader Specifications & Requirements

Power: 120 VAC

Air Pressure: 4 cfm @ 100psi

Weld Rod: 4mm

Weld Rod

We stock multiple colors of HDPE and shades in co-polypropylene.  All our weld rods are UV stabilized and color matched to our Sani-Armor line of sheets.  Color matching is available for your custom color fabrications as well.

Still on the fence if the Drader is the tool for you?  Contact us today and we’ll set up a demo and help you with your concept or fabrication and ensure that it is the gun to help you with it.

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