Gripple Tensioning Tool
- Heavy duty plastic
- 17" long
- 1 1/4 diameter handles
How to Use
Never over-tension wire. Often wire is over-tensioned, reducing the elastic properties of the wire, resulting in shortening the wire's life and ultimately early wire breakage.
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Gary M from Minnesota
I was skeptical about the tensioning tool until I tried it. I thought there is no way a plastic tool with those short handles can be strong enough to stretch a fence like I want it. I was wrong. It's easy to use and will tighten just as well as any other fence stretcher I have used. The key is how it works with the gripple itself. It makes the already easy to use Gripples even easier. The short handles do require a bit of strength to get that final tension. Longer handles would be better in that regard. Overall, a great product.
Roger H from OR
I agree with Marc B, I'd like the handles to be longer and it to be made from metal. Gripple does manufacture that exact tool, the Contractor, which has a 10:1 ratio instead of 6:1. I wish Premier would start selling it, although the price is twice as much as this tool, and I'm not sure I would buy a second one at this point but would have liked to have had the option. I do think that this tool works well after a little practice and has help up, even though it is plastic.
I am giving it 4 stars because it great idea simple and easy to use. However the handles are too short and its difficult to give it that final tightening particularly when using the speed braces which are excellent. The handles are not long enough this may solve the above problem. Also in version #2 please, please make it out of metal..........ill pay the extra! Overall good for medium duty fencing.
Amazingly simple to use, sturdy and durable. Made installing the trellis a breeze!
The gripples and this tool combine to make pulling wire to the right tension a breeze. A real labor and time saver.