The 10 Best Wire Stretchers
This wiki has been updated 11 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 recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
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