What the heck
is that big rusty yellow thing? ....that's what they used to say about my car back in high school, but no, I'm talking about the big rusty yellow thing in the picture!
It's an old Fence Stretcher/Splicer and this Instructable is going to show you how to use it to splice a wire fence.
It's spring and we've already had a few tree-dropping storms, so I've got a few fences to repair...Let's go !First step, gather the tools needed:
- Fence Splicer/Splitter - this one has been around, but I see they can still be purchased ...your local farm supply store or even on Amazon
- Wire cutter (I grabbed a tin snips...there are better tools for this job but alas....)
- Large screwdriver
- Fence Staples (1 1/4")
- Pliers or vice grips
- Tape to mark the repair
Safety first, if it's an electric fence turn off the electric fencer :-)