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 :-)
Step 1: Get Loopy
De-kink the wire and pull it reasonably tight. You may have to check down the fence line a bit to be sure all the kinks are out.
You may have to remove some fence staples to clear things up.
Grab one of the split fence ends and bend the wire to create a loop. Similar to a simple fishing line knot, you want to twist the wire and run it back through the loop so it can't easily come unwound by animals pushing against the fence.
Cut a section of wire from the spool of spare wire to use as a "splice wire"...you'll want some extra length, so make it maybe 3 feet long. Slip one end of it through the loop you just created and join the two sections by creating another loop.