RX2 Contractor Chain Strainer
Contractor-grade strainer from Strainrite Fencing Systems. Tensions high-tensile electric fence wire for splicing. A proven design used by professionals for building livestock fences.
- Strain fence wires quickly and easily
- Spring kit and 47" chain included; for extra reach, add an Anchor Chain (see Accessories below)
- “Smooth-grip” jaws securely hold fence wire while minimizing damage
- Ductile cast iron construction for long life
- Removable threaded handle (7/8" diameter)
- Includes 47" long zinc-plated steel chain with swivel and heavy-duty rivets
- Claws and grips are made from heat-treated spheroidal graphite cast iron for durability and long service life
- Smooth wire grips (no teeth) prevent damage to high-tensile wire coatings
- Made in New Zealand
How to Use
- Pull two separate pieces of wire together for splicing, or insert on a single wire to tension, cut and make a splice.
- Use handle to apply tension.
- Tie off with a knot, or swag with Crimp Sleeves.
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Morgan I from Kentucky
One of the best fencing tools to have.
Cory V from Indiana
Travis K from Pennsylvania
This works exactly as advertised. It grabs high tensile smooth wire without slipping or damage to the galvanized coating. There is a learning curve, but it is not hard to figure out. With a reasonable amount of care (that is, don’t leave it out in the weeds) I am sure it will last several lifetimes.
This tool is not cheap, but well worth the price in time saved and frustration avoided. Premier 1 had by far the best price around.
Roy O from Texas
Outstanding product. Watched a live demo of fence building at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course. Contractors were using this stretcher exclusively. Some product comments:
Pros…really like the detachable handle for storage in smaller fence building bag. Like the wire grippers. Overall outstanding too.
Cons…not really a con, but would be an improvement. Knurl the handle so it has a built in non slip surface or add a pomel to the end, so your hand doesn’t slide off as easily when working in wet conditions.
Jonathan R from Kentucky
This is a great stretching/repair tool. Very easy to use and very good for a one person repair. The only problem I have is that the strainer needs a swivel just like on the chain end of the tool. Actually I think Strainrite makes that already but no one offers that model.