We purchased this for my father in law who seems to have everything! He owns a lot of cattle and is constantly working on his fences. He was able to use this tool with ease on the first try!I don't usually do reviews but this thing actually works as advertised I thought it was a little expensive for what it was but after using it it is worth the money.
At the time of purchase, I thought it was overpriced. After using it for an hour, I feel like it paid for itself. Just the time saved and the removal of frustration from fighting with my old stretcher made it a good buy. It is very heavy duty and should last a lifetime. It also makes a very clean job. If there's any down side of this tool, I sure haven't found it.
After using it for several hours, it is well worth the cost. it takes a bit getting used to and can help having a third hand, but can rather easily be worked by one person. The only complaint i'd have is if there were a way to lock the wire in place once it's in the tool.. while you're getting the other end in place... this is before you pull it tight. i've had the wire slip out of the first when i was trying to seat the second side. either way, it's a bit of a frustration on an otherwise amazing tool!
Use this for tightening 12ga barbed wire. Works awesome! Essentially puts a lineman’s splice on the wire. The only reason its missing a star is that the tolerances of the joints are a little sloppy which lets Gaucho wire slip behind it. Otherwise, a quick way to tighten a sloppy fence. I keep a bungee cord wrapped around a bunch of 14” pieces of barbed wire to tighten loose fence with.
I have tried many methods of tightening or re-attaching barbed wire fencing and this is by far my favorite. Easy to use and stands up to cattle pushing on the wires very well.
Used this to stretch woven wire fencing...worked fantastic and looking forward to using it for barbed wire. Does take a little bit of fussing to get it to release.
This thing is going to last me a long time. For me, it wasn't as easy to tighten the barbed wire. Maybe someone who used it all the time it would be. It was more money than I wanted to spend. That said, it did the job I bought it for and I don't regret the purchase.
I really like this product. This is my second fence fixer. I keep one in both of our ranch trucks. Great for taking slack out of fence wire without much fuss. I use mine all the time. Highly recommended.
I actually purchased this tool after borrowing one from my neighbor to pick up slack along some fence line. As always shipping was prompt and allowed me to get straight to work. The chain seems to be strong enough to withstand some pretty significant tension. Overall great product, definitely a must for all ranchers.
I use this on my bird box beside my ranch. This tool is everything the maker says it is. It’s the quickest and easiest way I’ve ever tightened fence. I highly recommend it to anyone who have fence to tighten. So easy on broken wire so I used this tool to tighten loose wires.
This is a great tool and is well worth the money. We save time and the fence is repaired in a superior manner using this brilliant tool.Great to use, at 75 it is the easiest and therefore the best fence repair tool I have ever found and/or used