Fixing a stretch of broken barbed wire fence doesn't have to be painful, and it can be quick! Here's how one expert fencer makes his repairs.
Fencing sleeves - 100 pack = about $20.
Crimping tool - $50 to $100. (Optional)
Heavy duty pliers
Gripple sleeves - $1.25 each (Optional)
Fencer: Gene Hamman
Photos: Rob Lagerstrom
Step 1: Stretch wire
Use a fence stretcher to pull together enough wire to make the repair. Then, from each half of the break, remove any barbs for about 6 to 8 inches. Slide each wire end through one of these inexpensive sleeves, as shown in this photo. You'll find them in any fencing store. A package of 100 should cost less than $20.