Fencing Tool – You Don’t Need To Own A Ranch To Find This Useful

One of the jobs on a ranch is to mend fences.  Years ago this meant getting on a horse and riding the fence line and making any needed repairs.  You couldn’t carry a lot of tools with you so the fencing tool pictured above was developed.  Now I think fence repair is done from something like a ATV of some kind so more tools can be carried.  However don’t discount the usefulness of this tool in dealing with anything fence or wire related.  I find it is my go-to tool in dealing with my chicken coop.  It has a hammer to drive staples, a tooth to pull them out, you can cut wire with it and bend/tighten wire into the shape you want it.

I have always been cautions of “all in one” tools and generally I find they do not do any job well.  While I would not want to spend hours pounding in staples with this tool, I feel it works exceptionally for the job it was designed to do, repairing anything with wire.

So while most of us will not be working on a large ranch spending the day working on fencing, I recommend this tool for anyone trying to build a small homestead.  A word of caution, I first had a cheap one and the end of the tooth broke off.  I have since got a version by Channellock and it has held up well.

 

Author: Jerry Ward

Working on creating a 10 acre urban homestead in S.E. Michigan. To pay the bills I work as a product manager/business analyst in the IT field. Now the admin of Save Our Skills

  • libertynorth

    I couldn’t live without a couple of these on the farm!