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    Which fencing wire strainer is best ?

    Which brand of fencing wire strainer is best ?
    Am looking at strainrite & Hayes type
    Are there any features that are better ?

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    Last hays one I brought had to to have bits ground out of it to make it work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Last hays one I brought had to to have bits ground out of it to make it work.
    That donít sound good

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    Works ok now but I think hays stuff is made in China now.

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    get the ones with the square end on the spindle if you don't have the handle and even if you have the handle as they are quick to wind up. last lot I bought where strainrite they do the job.

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    yea i see that some have a spring between the jaws( i guess to keep them together)and some dont.
    does this matter ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke556 View Post
    yea i see that some have a spring between the jaws( i guess to keep them together)and some dont.
    does this matter ?
    I think theres some confusion on what your after the last guy is talking about permanent strainers...yeah I asshole the spring.
    My set are all hayes but old school maybe 20 years old. @andyanimal31 will be the guy to ask mate.

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    not quite sure what you mean but the spring should be to keep the pin in the lock position automatically as you wind them up so you don't have to hold it by hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    not quite sure what you mean but the spring should be to keep the pin in the lock position automatically as you wind them up so you don't have to hold it by hand.
    Your talking permanent strainers..
    Hes talking chain strainers

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    I've got an old Hayes, bought about 25 years ago as a light winch. Damned handy little device.

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    Dosn't look like its been used much. Good for pulling out the 4 wheeler with a long chain.
    Neighbor's got one 3 times the size never seen another one.
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    God only knows how old the old mans ones are 40 odd years at least.
    They have been used for alsorts. Even assisting calving. Pulling out stuck bikes. Lifting the home kill
    and last but not least straightening bent steel gates that the bull did not see that was one hairy day I can tell you
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    Had 7 down to 3 with "lending" and giving some away can do without springs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Dosn't look like its been used much. Good for pulling out the 4 wheeler with a long chain.
    Neighbor's got one 3 times the size never seen another one.
    You're absolutely correct there. I am a city boy after all. After using them for farm fencing as a teenager I thought to myself, "That's a handy bit of kit." Have used for extracting quads, hoisting carcases, lowering cut limbs from trees, ... They work well with paracord. So handy to have when occasionally required. The nearest they've been to fencing is supplies at the farm supply store I bought them from, along with a bull noes ring to present to my sister-in-law when she got engaged to my twin.
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    Strainrite are a bit more heavy duty. Jaws don't seem to wear as fast as the Hayes either. There are two or three different models. One is a copy of Hayes and the handle unscrews. I prefer the one piece handle.
    As everyone else says, ditch the springs. About all they are good for is pinching your fingers.
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