Electric Fence Windup Systems
How reels differ:
- Capacity. Amount (in feet) of twine, tape or rope the reels can hold. For Premier's reels, the largest is the EzeReel XL; the smallest is the EzeReel. Tape and rope are bulky; twine is not bulky.
- Wind-up speed. How many turns it takes to wind up 1000 ft. This is determined by the internal diameter of the reel.
- How they're supported. Some are supported by a strap around the neck (EzeReels), allowing both hands to be free to wind or attach/detach strands from posts without stopping. Others must be supported by a hand (SupaReel, MiniReel).
- Impact resistance. SupaReel and MiniReel withstand impact better than the EzeReel.
- Initial cost.
Reel capacity figures
There is a big difference between machine-wound and field (wound by hand) capacity. With narrow tape, field capacity can be half that of machine capacity. When other products note reel capacity, ask which is meant.
Premier's reels vs. other reels
If you want the strongest and most durable reel available, Premier's SupaReel is the winner. But at $47 complete, it's not cheap. We use it for 3- and 4-reel systems. Imported reels with built-in brakes cost in this range. Reels without brakes are suitable only for 1- or 2-strand systems.