The 10 Best Wire Stretchers
This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in October of 2018. Building fences is already a tough job — there's no reason to make it tougher by using a subpar wire stretcher. These selections will make sure that your fences stay tight and secure, whether you're working with smooth, barbed, or high-tensile wire. We've included a variety of models at different price points to cover every need, from basic splices to ground-up projects. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
November 18, 2020:
We've updated and expanded our list to include a range of wire stretchers for different styles and needs. We removed older models that are no longer available, as well as clamps and hooks that don't include a stretching mechanism. Some workers prefer to make splices on a loose wire and add tension afterward, which is easy to do with models like the Wire Tight Crimping Tool. For splicing in the middle of a line, look for a model with multiple clamps, like the reliable Dutton-Lainson 400 or The Original Texas Fence Fixer. Most of these tools are built specifically for stretching wire, but the Maasdam Pow'R Pull and RanchEx 102573 can work for a variety of pulling and winching tasks. Of course, these tools only work if you have a post to secure the wire to — if you're starting from scratch, you'll need a post hole digger as well.
December 10, 2018:
Selected the Dutton-Lainson model as a top choice, even though it has occasional issues with paint; for the cost, it's hard to beat its overall durability and usefulness. Also investigated top choices from popular manufacturers Maasdam and RanchEx, adding the Pow'R Pull for heavy-duty scenarios and the Standard Duty for lighter use.
CountyLine Wire Fence Stretcher Fixing a simple 3-strand fence is one thing, but putting up and stretching a woven fence requires a different set of tools. This model unrolls and stretches field fence up to 65 inches tall, and its all-steel frame is built for the long haul. tractorsupply.com