- Will work for twine, narrow tape, rope, MaxiShock and braid.
- Does not work for high-tensile wire.
- Hook ring end into a P Spring.
- Insert conductor through other end and through hole on center bolt.
- Hold tail of the conductor to secure it and twist black knob on the side.
- Once the tail of conductor is secured, let go and continue twisting knob until desired tension is reached. P Spring should be half compressed.
- To loosen or remove conductor from the tensioner: unscrew the knob on the side to release.
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Jeff H from South Carolina
Tensioner makes it easy to snug up the fence lines. Unfortunately, the plastic screw that holds the unit together isn't robust enough. I've had too many of them (15+) crack and you can't buy replacement screws. Premier has sent free replacements which is nice, but I'd rather not have to fool with replacement at all.
Larry C from Georgia
They work ok but break easily.
Robin A from North Carolina
I've had these on my fence for about 2 years. I didn't do the initial install so don't know if any broke out of the bag. Now, however, it seems almost every day I am repairing fence where the nut has busted off the side. It is possible one of the horses is adding pressure on the fence reaching to the other side ... voltage on the fence registers about 4 which should be enough to keep her off but don't know. Our temps here are fairly mild ... just in the last few weeks evening temps have dropped to 35-40 degrees F. So don't know if temp has anything to do with it. Or a horse leaning over top of it. Maybe just age. I am buying replacements as it has certainly worked well up to know. But it seems clear that the nut is the weak point.
Mary K from Oregon
These work well, but if used at a corner where you want to continue the hot fence , you will need to connect a hot wire or jumper clamps. When re tensioning the line, you may need to move the jumper. Make sure you have a square key wrench if you need to take everything apart . This product is very strong.
Stephen K from Illinois
Like Allen T, the spring on the end of the ratchet broke on the first 2 of these that I used. The first one broke one the first time that I used it. The second 1 the second time I tightened the fence. This was in 90F temps. In cold weather I suspect these will break more easily. The plastic is too brittle. When they break the whole thing comes apart making the fence useless. I would pay more for one that actually works. Premier needs to retest and correct this.