Fences that include staples (mostly woven and barbed wire) are best tackled with a set of full-feature pliers with cutting notches or edges, a spike for pulling up staples and a hammer for driving them.
The curved handles on this Fiskars posthole digger make it easier to dig deep.
Save money on a post pounder by building your own from leftover pipes.
A pair of pliers are essential for wire fencing.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
This mechanical tightener stays fastened to the fence, making it easier to take up fence wire slack.
There’s a good reason you’ll find twisted strands of metal fence wire at work on farms everywhere. It’s the most useful, least expensive way to mend and marry all kinds of items. Perhaps the most useful fence wire of all is the oldest — 9-gauge, black annealed wire.
By installing a gate wheel along the bottom, the wheel provides continuous support to the gate through its whole arc of travel, making it easier and safer for children to open and close.