2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Fence Fixing Made Easy
Invented and patented by Ken Evans of Sequin, Texas, the tool will tighten or take slack out of barbed wire, horse wire, electric wire, net wire and high tensile wire with equal ease. "If you're like me," says Evans,""you've spent a lot of hours mending fences, using come a-longs, pieces of pipe and most anything you can get your hands on. I figured there had to be an easier and faster way. Ken did a lot of experimenting and modifying until he had invented a tool that really worked on loose fence and the Texas Fence Fixer was born.
With the Texas Fence Fixer, no staples or tie wires are removed and with a little practice, the job can be complete in 30 seconds to a minute. When the tool is removed, the fence remains completely tight. To tighten a wire, the arms are spread wide to catch the slack wire between the jaw slots. When the two arms are pulled together and the chain is fastened, a loop forms inside the tool area. A piece of spare wire is laid across the face of the tool and wrapped a few times on each side of the tool. Then the handle of the fence pliers or smooth pipe is inserted between the two wires and they are turned (not twisted) together until they almost become one wire and the fence is tight.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Texas Fence Fixer, P.O. Box 510, Seguin, Texas 78156 (ph toll free: 866 882-2896; website: www.livestockshed.com).
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