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Whats the easiest way to stretch chain link fencing?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Popper357, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. Popper357

    Popper357 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 217

    I see lots of small jobs for adding bigger gates and adjusting gate posts. How do most stretch the chain link? I know my rental yard has tools but I wanted to check online here first.

    How about a come along? Is that a useful tool for a landscaper?
  2. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    For stretching fences, the come along is a very helpful device, I like that combined with either the back of a truck to hold the end of the come along, or a sturdy fence post. either one works well. the tool you'll want to pull the fence is a bar that has a loop in the center for a hook, plus 3 hooks of sorts on it, one on each end and one in the middle to pull the fence with, this will stretch it to the appropriate distances, and allow you some room to work.
  3. Popper357

    Popper357 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 217

    Awesome post! Thanks Man
  4. The Captain

    The Captain LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 607

    Popper357.....Using the method Oldsaw-Addict suggested, (good post) you may be able to find a used come along to buy, at a yard sale or pawn shop for less than rental. They're too handy to not have one on your truck.

  5. JJ Lawn

    JJ Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 350

    For short pulls, or minor repair work, you might want to look at one of these....

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