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Helpful fencing tools

Building a fence isn't as difficult with the right tools

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Whether you want to help contain livestock or simply provide a clear definition of your property boundaries, building a fence isn't as difficult as you might think. The key is having access to the right tools. Start with heavy leather gloves to protect your hands, then pick up a pair of fencing pliers to let you quickly cut wire and drive staples. Clam shell diggers will make it easier to dig post holes, but look for a heavy duty commercial set instead of the lightweight versions marketed to homeowners. The lightweight version requires more physical energy to get the job done, which can be a significant drawback if you don't have several strong teenage boys available to help with the project.

Radio Interview Source: Stan Koenigsfeld, Acreage Owner

To learn more about how you can build your own fence, we suggest visiting the following helpful resources:

Basics of Fence Building: Tips for constructing your first fence.

Erecting Posts: Learn how to make sure you have sturdy posts for your fence or deck.

Fence Building Tools: A list of tools to help you with your fence building project.

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