RX2 Contractor Chain Strainer
This strainer from Strainrite Fencing Systems tensions high tensile wire for livestock fence.
- Pull two separate pieces of wire together for splicing.
- Insert on a single wire to tension, cut and make a splice.
Eliminates the need and cost of most inline strainers. Smooth wire grips (no teeth) prevent damage to HT wire coating. Holds most common wire sizes.
The smooth grip jaws hold all common sizes of fence wire while minimizing wire damage.
The claws and grips are a heat-treated Spheroidal Graphite cast iron, making them durable for long service life.
- Removable threaded handle.
- Includes standard tested chain with swivel and heavy-duty rivets.
- Claws and grips are a heat-treated cast iron, making them durable for long service life.
- 47" of chain included.
How to Use
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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.