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Is there a special tool to wrap wire?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by gale65, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. gale65

    gale65 Songster

    DH is putting wire over the fencing in the run (to reduce the hole size) and it's killing his fingers. He can't do it with gloves because he can't grip or control it as well. He said using pliers won't twist the wire right. He is using small lengths of wire and connecting the two fencings, and then twisting the wire. Is there an easier way?

  2. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    There are different gadgets available, the second one is simple, but works quite well:


  3. gale65

    gale65 Songster

    Thanks. I have a feeling he knows about this stuff because he's been farming for his entire adult life and built and fixed many fences. I wonder if he has something and forgot he had it. I'll show him these and see what he says.
  4. ChicKat

    ChicKat Crowing Premium Member

    Not sure the approach your dh is taking maybe these would help---

    lots of sources attach wires with those plastic zip ties that tighten when you pull part of the strap through the other part.

    There is also a piece of hardware called a hog ring clip I think that can attach two pieces of wire together.
    http://www.gtproductsmarine.com/hog-rings-clips-tools-1622-0.html link is to the UK but you can get the idea.

    These are just random google results---to better explain what I am thinking you could consider.

    save those hands! :O)
  5. pawsplus

    pawsplus Songster

    Dec 18, 2008
    Middle TN
    You can get stainless steel cable ("zip") ties now--I got some at Lowe's the other day. Much better than plastic b/c raccoons can't chew through them, and they enable you to connect wire very quickly w/out any tools.
  6. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    I guess I didn't read too closely. The tools I referenced are for splicing sections of fence end-to-end. If he is trying to overlay an existing fence then hog rings are quick and durable.
  7. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Google "J Clips"

    They are cheap and fast

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