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.

Materials Needed:

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.
<p>Nice!. I do something similar. The fence puller for repairs, at least mine, has a tendency to slip when you get the wire good and tight. I put a set of visegrip pliers just inside the catch on the puller. Haven't seen the ferrules like you use but I have something similar. Looks good. Works good.</p>
welding would be a cheaper and easier alternative oh well your way is less ghetto
A very quick and inexpensive way to repair fences and it is very simple to use. Your fence can be repaired now without the headache of pulling out old staples and stretching wire again. Jake's Wire Tighteners provides you with a simple concept to repairing fences without all the headaches and in a whole lot less time. In less than a minute the job can be finished, and when you have broken wire just splice in a small piece of new wire and use the Jake's Wire Tightener to complete the job. www.jakeswiretighteners.com
Wait...Arent those the same sleeves as used for HV AC mains?
This was really well planned out. I am forever seeing broken barb wire fences. Now I can fix 'em up nice and right. Thanks.
<em>Woah</em>, that looks <em>dangerous</em>. Still, nice job, the pictures are small, but nice!<br/>

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