Owning and using proper tools makes a fence installation process go much smoother. Quality, professional-grade instruments make a difference when it comes to reliability. These tools will hold up to repeated use and therefore last much longer. The last thing you want in the middle of an install is a broken fence pliers, wire stretcher or crimp tool. When it comes time to purchase tools for your fence project, look for products that are strong and durable, and up to the task. Typically, you get what you pay for, so be sure to purchase the best tools your money can buy for reliability and dependability. Once you invest in your fence tools, take good care of them by keeping each piece clean and dry.
Selecting quality posts and stays are equally important for a successful fence installation. The steel used to make the posts should be of the highest quality so that they perform as expected, and last a long time. Failure of several t-posts or line posts could be catastrophic to the safety of your herd. Be sure to purchase the proper weight for your fence application. There’s no need to go over-board with a heavy-duty t-post if you plan to install a lightweight garden fence. However, if your plan is to build an enclosure for a herd of cattle, the posts must be able to withstand the pressure of several animals against the fence line. Make sure your posts have a coating that is resistant to rust and have sharp blades for easy installation. Staples and wire clips also play an important role in the overall performance of a fence, so don’t overlook this important element. High-quality staples will be coated for long-lasting wear and have barbs that grip the wooden post securely to prevent the fence from working loose. A simple staple could be the cause of animal injury, escape or even death if the fence fails due to inadequate contact with the post.