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How To Pull Your Fence To Get It Tight


Ever wondered how to stretch a fence to get it tight? This video shows you how to make and use a homemade fence stretcher you can use to pull your fence tight. In the video, 2"x4" galvanized welded wire mesh is being installed. But this type of stretcher can be used for all styles of woven wire fence as well. Steel stretcher bars are also available to buy, if you don't want to make your own.



It is important to have a level pull uniformly across the height of the fence to avoid distorting the mesh. The amount of tension is determined by the type of mesh. Welded wire fencing material cannot be tightened as much as woven wire meshes, such as field fence, horse fence, deer and wildlife fence.

Don't forget to bring along a helper like Little Bit!



What do you do if you don't have a tractor? I have set up T Posts every 6 feet and have 48" Welded Wire Fencing for my dog run on the back of my small property (fencing in only about 1/5 of an acre). I have the T posts up, but the area they are in is along a tree line and I don't have a tractor or ATV to get back there and pull the fencing. How can I make tight fencing? 
Also, any tips on how to use the T post clips that come from Home Depot (not shaped like most of the ones on the internet)? Tried using a screwdriver/pliers, but nothing gets them tight quick or easily. Thanks!
Posted @ Thursday, April 25, 2013 4:40 PM by Suburban Fence
Try using a come along. Be sure to stretch uniformly across the height of the fence by using a stretcher bar. I am not familiar with the clips from Home Depot.
Posted @ Monday, May 06, 2013 9:13 AM by Duncan Page
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