How To Stretch A Fence By Hand?

What is a fence stretcher?

Fence stretchers are used to provide the proper amount of tension on wire fences. A tight fence protects livestock and wildlife from getting tangled in the fence which could cause injury or even death. They all work the same with some type of clamp to attach to the wire and a ratcheting system to tighten it.

Can you stretch fence around a corner?

According to Gail Damerow, author of “Fences for Pasture and Garden,” installing a dummy post (a post used for pulling the wire tight) provides an easy way to stretch a woven wire fence. Wrap the horizontal wires on the fence completely around the corner post, and then wrap the wires back on themselves 5 to 3 times.

How do you tighten a wire between posts?

How to Tighten Wire Strand Fencing

  1. Fold the wire fencing back over itself to create a loop that extends past the post.
  2. Twist the end of the wire together with the rest of the strand.
  3. Pull the loop around the post and fold it over the strand of wire.
  4. Push your bolt through the loop.

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