Category Archives: Woven Fence

Driven vs Handset Fence Posts

A driven post (i.e, Shaver/KIWI Post Driver) is 10-times stronger than a handset post.  The way the earth displaces when the post is driven makes the post tighter in the ground. A concrete-set post can be as strong as a driven post provided it is set properly and allowed to cure. A concreted post needs a […]

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Tapered vs Non-Tapered Wood Fence Posts

We get plenty of questions about tapered posts and non-tapered posts. What is the difference? Which type is stronger? Which should I use? Tapered posts are peeled by a high-speed machine that follows the contour of the log.  The finished post has the characteristics of each piece of wood.  Because the tree is tapered, the […]

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Insulated and Non-Conductive Bracing Systems

Most fence contractors and professional farm fence builders will likely agree that the backbone of your fence system is the corner posts and bracing. Your corner posts, end posts, and gate posts are the beginning step, and installing them properly will help ensure a quality project. Treated wood posts are most commonly used, but steel […]

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Using Crimp Sleeves to Splice High-Tensile Wire

People often inquire about the best way to splice high-tensile fence wire.  Splicing wires can be accomplished in three ways: hand knotting, using wire links, or using crimp sleeves.

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Different Types of Woven Wire

Woven wire, commonly referred to as field fence, is made of horizontal wires that are permanently attached to vertical wires (stays).  In most cases, the woven wire has graduated spacing where the horizontal wires are spaced closer together near the bottom and further apart toward the top.  The narrow spacing at the bottom is meant […]

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