Ever wondered how your fencing contractor achieves that professional finish in good time? Well the trick may be in the tools.
Waratah has released two new fencing tools designed to increase speed and ease-of-use when tensioning wire across a wide range of applications.
The Wizard® Contractor Wire Strainer and Gripple® Contractor Tensioning Tool are the two new products that Waratah's fencing expert Neville Prince swears by.
"Using the Contractor wire strainer for the first time myself there was noticeably less effort needed to strain the same load when compared to ordinary strainers," Nev said.
"These savings in effort really add up over a big job and in the end that means that you can get the job done faster and to a higher standard.
"It's a heavy duty strainer that handles bigger fences and all types of pre-fabricated products that require those larger strain loads."
With a 720mm steel handle, the Wizard Contractor Wire Strainer has increased leverage that can apply the same load to almost any fencing application with 30 per cent less physical effort (compared to a standard Wizard wire strainer).
For existing fences and day-to-day maintenance, the Gripple Contractor Tensioning tool is a durable and user friendly tool for use with the Gripple series of products to join and tension short strains of wire.
"Compared to the standard plastic Gripple Tensioning tool, the Contractor model is made from steel. It has longer handles and a geared head, which provide greater leverage," Nev said.
"It also has a quick release jaw that allows you to grab or release the wire without the need to operate the handles, and the quick release setting key allows you to position the Gripple correctly before you apply tension, increasing the ease of operation.
"For knocking over those small fencing jobs faster while doing a quality job, the upgraded steel Gripple tensioning tool is great to have on hand."
As with all Waratah products, the Wizard Contractor Wire Strainer and Gripple Contractor Tensioning Tool are designed for Australian conditions.
For more information about these and other products in the Waratah range, contact your local Waratah representative on 13 10 80 or go to the website.