How To Attach Barbed Wire To Posts


Barbed wire is a cheap and effective solution for keeping your property safe. It’s very easy to buy and install, and can be the ultimate deterrent for trespassers and thieves. Legend Fence Corp is happy to assist with San Diego barbed wire fence installation; we’ve put together this handy guide on how to attach barbed wire to posts.

Things to consider

Before going out and buying some barbed wire, work out how much you need and what your intentions are. It’s also worth getting some safety equipment, such as goggles, thick gloves, and some thick clothing. Barbed wire is sharp after all, and it’s best to avoid injuring yourself during installation. You’ll also need to buy fencing pliers, a wire stretcher, a spool handle, and clips. You will need one clip for every place you plan to attach the barbed wire, so make sure to plan this in advance.

How to attach barbed wire to posts

  1. Put the spool handle in the middle of the coil of barbed wire and walk it between the two posts until it’s flat. Barbed wire is under tension when spooled, so be careful not to hurt yourself while doing this.
  2. Return to the first post and attach the wire to it. To do this, force a gap between the two pieces of wire that make up the larger wire and then insert one end of the clip through this gap. This will help to hold the wire in place.
  3. Use the pliers to bend the end of the clip around the wire once or twice to bind the two parts securely together. The better you do this, the less chance there is of the wire coming loose over time.
  4. Take the rest of the clip and wrap it around the post. The other end of the clip should now be resting on the barbed wire, where it can be tightened into place.
  5. After both ends of the clip are wrapped around the barbed wire, use the wire stretcher to pull it tight against the next post. Providing your clips are properly attached, the wire should pull taught.
  6. Repeat this as many times as needed until the fence has been installed.

Although it is possible to install a barbed wire fence on your own, it’s much easier with an extra pair of hands. Having a second person around means they can pull the wire tight while it’s installed, leading to a more professional looking end result.

San Diego barbed wire fence installation is important for protecting property, and for keeping out wild animals and trespassers. The installation process is easy as long as you have the right tools for the job, and a bit of patience. You will need to inspect the fence regularly, because weather or animals could cause it to lose tension or shape. Contact us for more information, or for a quote on our installation services.

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