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Fencing Tools

We carry top quality tools from Hayes and Draper among others, our tools are suitable for fencing contractors and are intended to withstand that level of professional use.

Good fencing requires good tools and it is also much safer to use the right kit for the job. If you think you might need something listed here but aren’t sure please contact us.

We are also happy to hire out tools and if you don’t do a lot of fencing that can make all the difference between a so-so job and one that looks and lasts like a professionally built fence.

Please note - prices on this website do not include VAT. VAT is added in the checkout area and will be included in the total in the confirming email sent to you on completion of your order.

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pinchbar with tamper

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pinchbar with tamper £49.50

Out of stock Pointed at one end, approximately 1.5m long and with a flat circle at the other the tamper is used for making lead holes for posts and for tamping down the ground around corner posts that have been set in. We have also been known to use ours for levering several tonnes of fencing off our trailers, they are very sturdy and are useful for lots of jobs. This product can not be posted

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post driver 4.5 inch

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post driver 4.5 inch £42.60

This is ideal for thumping in 75mm x 75mm square posts or 75 or 85mm round posts, it is safer than using a mell and most people find it easier. It also enables a single person to put posts into the ground. There is no need for a second person holding the post straight. We have chosen the make of post thumper which lasts longest and has the greatest strength. It is also of a weight that suits most users being relatively easy to raise. This product can not be posted

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post driver 5.5 inch

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post driver 5.5 inch £52.95

This is used for thumping larger posts into the ground, in particular the rough rounds at 75mm to 100mm sizes and even the 125mm turners. The action of the thumper is less difficult to master than that of a mell. A second person is not required to hold the post straight. The weight of the post thumper is easier to manage than that of a mell, this thumper is heavier than the smaller diameter. This product can not be posted

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Square post driver

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Square post driver £57.00

Out of stock This robust painted metal, square post driver will fit posts up to 90mm x 90mm. It is a good design and easy to use having enough weight to drive a post through any type of ground. The advantage of the square post driver is that you do not need to use a post holder to keep your posts square to your fence line. Effectively this turns a two man job (or one man with very sore knees from holding post holder with leg) into a one man, pain free job. This product can not be posted

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12lb mell with Fibreglass handle

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12lb mell with Fibreglass handle £21.50

Light weight mell, for garden use. This product can not be posted

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14lb mell fibreglass handle

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14lb mell fibreglass handle £62.40

Given the choice almost every contractor would use a fibreglass handled mell rather than a wooden one. Although the shaft can not be replaced they do jar the hand, arm and shoulder less than wood which is an important consideration if you are using one every day. This is a robust and well made mell which has been much praised.

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14lb mell fibreglass handle, with smooth handle

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14lb mell fibreglass handle, with smooth handle £42.40

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Post holder

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Post holder £40.00

This is a purpose made tool to hold a square post square to the fenceline while it is being melled or driven into the ground. Skilled fencers can position the post holder with one knee while putting the post in making it a one man operation but it is more usual for one person to hold the post while the other uses the mell or thumper. It is important to align square posts with the fenceline in order to maintain the tension and strength of the fence. These post holders are specially made for us and are intended to withstand the force necesary to keep a post straight. This product can not be posted

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Ezepull tool

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Ezepull tool £152.63

This brilliant tool has four functions: join wire with 2.5mm, 3.15mm or 4mm crimps; use the tip cutters for cutting in close; or remove electric fence underground cable insulation with the stripping notch. It is also the best tool that the fencing contractors have ever found for removing old staples, even those sunk into their surrounding wood, and for stripping fencelines. This is a tool that most professional fencers are glad to own and for which they find many uses.

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Climp Sleeves

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Climp Sleeves £21.60

To go with the Ezepull, available in size c2/3, c3/4 and c4/5.

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14 inch wire cutters

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14 inch wire cutters £13.24

This is a useful wire cutter with handles long enough to allow a user to apply leverage. Perfect for the gardener this wire cutter is designed to cope with all types of fencing wire.

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Wire Side Cutting Pliers

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Wire Side Cutting Pliers £55.00

Pliers good for gripping and bending with handy side cutters. Intended for use on wire up to 2.5mm High Tensile or 6mm Mild Steel. These are a favourite with our contractors who compare them to Felco C7

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Felco C7 wire cutters

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Felco C7 wire cutters £38.50

The tool of choice for professionals, these spring-loaded wire cutters can cut through all types of fencing wire and are easy to use with one hand. They are small and light enough to be the ideal tool for stripping fencelines on rough ground or in areas which are difficult to access. Our contractors are rarely without at least one each. This product will cost £5 to post.

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fencing pliers

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fencing pliers £13.52

The toughened steel jaws on these fully insulated, heavy-duty pliers can hold, crimp and cut fencing wire as well as remove staples. This is a good basic tool.

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ring pliers AS 2000

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ring pliers AS 2000 £41.50

These are used to attach line wire and netting using CL22 clips. They are far faster and easier than trying to tie by hand and they make a very professional looking job of rabbit net in particular. They are also very useful for garden fencing.

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Airco RP22 Plier

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Airco RP22 Plier £45.00

These are used to attach line wire and netting using CL22 clips.

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rapid FP222

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rapid FP222 £25.60

These are used to attach line wire and rabbit netting using VR22 clips.

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Vr22 Clips, 1000 pack

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Vr22 Clips, 1000 pack £14.90

VR22 clips are used in a Rapid FP222 clip gun to attach a net to the line wire above it. Many people find them easier to use than lashing rods and they are certainly quicker than tying wire for rabbit and chicken net. Rabbit net clipped to top and middle line wires makes a very strong fence.

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wire bending tool

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wire bending tool £3.00

Many contractors adapt the angle to suit themselves and drill holes so that these handy bits of kit can be attached to a belt loop. Easier on the hands than bending wire using your fingers, a professionals trick. This product will cost £2.80 to post.

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shovel tongs - wooden handle

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shovel tongs - wooden handle £93.22

The wooden handled shoveltong or shuvholer is a fantastic piece of kit for digging post holes particularly in sand and gravel. The aim of every fencer is to create a deep, straight sided, neat hole in which to put his corner post and this is what he uses to do it. The handles are replacable when you have finally worn out the first set. These shovel tongs are the contractors preferred tool. This product can not be posted

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shovel tongs - metal handle

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shovel tongs - metal handle £106.00

Metal handled shovel tongs are sometimes less forgiving on the hands than wooden handled and you will need the services of a blacksmith when you finally wear them out. For the amateur fencer the question of rewelding them is probably academic unless you think that the next two generations are likely to take up fencing. These are heavy duty and extremely strong. This product can not be posted

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Grafting spade

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Grafting spade £66.90

This is an extra long handled metal spade. It is narrow enough to use for digging strainer post holes without ending up with a crater large enough to lose a quad in and long enough to get a good way down. The fencer shown is well over six foot. This product can not be posted

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single shuv-holer handle 36 inch

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single shuv-holer handle 36 inch £8.80

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Drivall 110cm blue Boundary clamp

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Drivall 110cm blue Boundary clamp £68.50

This stock height, Drivall clamp is the preferred choice for fencers walking in to their fencelines as it is lighter and easier to carry than most other makes. It has feet at either end so can be used in either direction. It is also ideal as a top net clamp when building a split net deer fence as there is less drag than with the Professional clamp. This product can not be posted

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2 way diamond clamp

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2 way diamond clamp £72.72

This is a stock height clamp better suited to situations where weight is critical. It is lighter than the Drivall version and is quick to use. It is fastened using wedges which should be driven in so it is very simple to operate. It operates either way up or in either direction and can be used solo pulled to a strainer post. Good for fencing all-rounders and for those new to the use of clamps. This product can not be posted

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Strainrite Easy Wire Puller

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Strainrite Easy Wire Puller £49.50

This line wire puller or lobster is a heavy, metal version which should last for many years. It is ideal for barbed wire or line wire. Used to tension around strainer posts it allows the user to free one or both hands to tie off wire. Fits all common wire sizes and the grip will not damage galvanized wire.

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Strainrite line wire puller

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Strainrite line wire puller £69.50

Ideal with all common types of wire and currently a favourite with our fencers. This puller has spring loaded jaws and a 1.2m chain. Pull should not exceed 350kg. There is a spring kit available to replace worn parts as necesary. Generally a very nice bit of kit and excellent for the professional fencer.

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Strainrite Boundary Strainer with 6m chain

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Strainrite Boundary Strainer with 6m chain £92.50

Ideal for use with Strainrite boards, heavy duty contractor tool.

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wire unwinder

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wire unwinder £97.00

Wire unwinders are sometimes called Spinning Jennies. They are used to dispense line wire over a long distance. We work hard to source machines that do not jam or unroll too fast, walking back a couple of hundred metres to correct a problem time and time again while laying out line wire is no-ones idea of fun. Wire unwinders normally come with a spike foot and may have fold out arms - our standard model has these making it easier to carry. We can also source atv mounted models and those with a flat foot, please contact us to enquire about other options. This product can not be posted

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Strainrite Ezecut Chisel

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Strainrite Ezecut Chisel £47.00

Specifically designed for fencing.

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19mm auger bit

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19mm auger bit £24.50

For Power Drills for drilling holes for Gate Hooks. A good quality, long length drill bit that will enable you top make a quick and neat job of hanging gates.

Delivery to Argyll

We will quote you for delivery of materials you order from us because each order is considerably different.

As a rough guide, deliveries within 5 miles of Oban cost £10, within 20 miles of Oban £15, and within 30 miles of Oban £20.

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approximate equivalents

Timber is cut in metric sizes. These approximate equivalents are for your guidance only.

22mm 32mm 38mm 47mm 75mm 85mm 100mm 125mm 150mm 200mm 300mm
1" 1.25" 1.5" 2" 3" 3.5" 4" 5" 6" 8" 12"
1.5m 1.65m 1.8m 2.1m 2.4m 2.7m 3.0m 3.3m 3.6m 3.9m 4.2m 4.5m 4.8m
5' 5'6" 6' 7' 8' 9' 10' 11' 12' 13' 14' 15' 16'
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