Spinning Jenny: you will need it to install 12.5 gauge electric fence wire on your fence. It rents for $25/ week
Rangemaster 12.5 gauge High tensile wire: has a breaking strength of about 1500 lb and is class III wire which means it has 3 layers of zinc and should last 20 years or so. $159. for 4000′. It should really be connected with crimps and dispensed with the spinning jenny. It is much too strong to tie by hand.
Bekaert 14 gauge electric fence wire 1/4 mile spool $46.99 Low carbon wire can be tied by hand it is Class III wire which means it has 3 coatings of zinc and should last over 20 years without rusting. Breaking strength 322 lb.
Permalec Electric Fence wire:
Permelec Longlife Blue colour® electric fence wire is a medium tensile wire developed specifically for permanent electric fencing.
- Designed for greater electric current capability it is relatively easy to handle and tie-off around end insulators
- Useful in a range of situations such as cattle subdivision, strip grazing and enhancing existing fences
- Strong and flexible electric fence wire – breaking strength about 685 lb.
- Zinc/Aluminum is advertised to last 50% longer than class III galvanized wire
- Available in a convenient 1000m (about 3,300 ft.) roll. $159.
- It should really be connected with crimps and dispensed with the spinning jenny. It is much too strong to tie by hand.
Stainless Steel Spring Gate Handles – made for the wet Hawaii climate, they won’t rust. $6.99
Wire Crimping tool: (left) rents for $10/week
Post Pounder: (right) rents for $10/week
Electric fence signs: Painted Aluminum, vintage look, no advertising or bar codes, 8″ x 3″ – $2.99
Wire Strainers $5 each – they are used to pull the high tensile wire taught which takes the droop out of the wires between fence posts.
Stainless Steel split bolts $2 each are used for a remove-able electrical connection at gates and to connect the charger to the fence.
Crimp sleeves $.30 each are used to secure the wires at the corner posts. The preseverve the full strength of the wire, because hand knots lose strength and they look neater.
Line taps $.30 each are crimped on the wire for an electrical connection at corners and for the jumper wires that connect multiple fence wires.
Electric fence voltmeter $35. is used to check the voltage on your fence. It will tell you if your voltage is down to 6800 volts from the usual 7000 volts so you don’t have to wait for the charger to stop blinking and clicking telling you your voltage is below 4000 volts. A conventional volt/ohm meter will not work on an electric fence and it will probably be damaged if you touch it to your fence.
Electric fence fault finder $107. makes checking larger fences faster because I construct fences with checkpoints where this may be used. Tells you the amps and volts too.
Electric Fence Underground cable $.50/foot: This double insulated cable is used to carry the electricity from the charger to the fence and from the ground rod back to the charger. It is made for direct burial but in rocky soils it is recommended to put this in pex tubing to protect it from sharp rocks. It is also used to run under gates. It is made specifically for electric fences because it insulates up to 20,000 volts (house wire is not suitable).