Fencing gear In Australia, Ireland and the United States. Similarities and differences.

Fencing gear In Australia, Ireland and the United States. Similarities and differences.



g'day I'm Tim Thompson I'm really excited about today's video I've teamed up with Nigel McHugh from the proper gov Island and Luke Gibson from America who's got his own channel which is down below please have a look in the comment section and subscribe to luke's channel he does some fantastic stuff over in the States and we've got together today to talk about what is the ideal set of equipment that you need for all your basic fencing activities so if you are just starting out or if you're a professional I think today's video will have something in it because what I found through this video series is that we do something slightly different in every country and I'm really excited about this collaboration so I'm gonna start it off then we'll throw over to Nigel in Ireland and then we'll finish off with Luke over in the United States to talk about what they reckon goes into your basic fencing kit in each of these three countries on each of these three continents I hope today has something really good for you in it and if you like this video and you want more from this channel please do support it it doesn't cost a cent you just press that red button down there that says subscribe hit the little bell notification and you'll find out about all the new videos that we put up on the channel so we've obviously got our fencing bar to dig holes and we've got a fence post rubble that's pretty obvious it doesn't obviously go in the bucket but I thought it was worth pointing out that you don't have to have a million dollars an incredible amounts of gear to get started with fencing really all you've got to do is be able to dig a hole about 600 milk or two feet deep alright so let's start filling the bucket with the gear that I reckon you should get if you're starting to fence in Australia the first thing that goes in my bucket is a cordless drill why well I've got a nifty little pipe here that I put together the other day it's got an end cap glued on one end and it's got a screw cap glued on the other and inside this pipe I have reasonably expensive and easily damaged or Gabby now this other bit is really useful for putting hanging kits or gates into posts pins through posts pinning box into sample is all that sort of thing there's two items I reckon are really important to get started in fencing or you're not going to build your end assemblies properly the next thing you're going to need is a good set of fencing pliers you can buy fencing pliers for ten bucks they'll usually break you won't be able to do your knots properly and you'll be really frustrated and you think you don't have any skills sometimes the more you spend on a product the better if you're going to be sticking around with fencing for a few years i really suggest something like these these are from morn in england and you can see that they've got quite a few leverages going on they're nearly as powerful as a pair of bolt cutters but they fit in your pocket another advantage of these is that they have a groove cut into the lower jaw so that you can actually use them as wire twitches as well they're just the indispensable I just love these things but the only thing they won't do is pull out a staple but that's where your claw hammer comes in what goes in must come out remember only drive your staples two-thirds of the way next goes into my pocket obviously is a good set of strainers now in australia pretty much the standard is 108 or strain right stone strainers i've got two sets because I put up sheep or goat mesh fencing I actually strain two strands at the same time to keep the fence nice and straight so I don't end up with crooked straining so I've got two sets of strainers because I use sheep many next thing that goes into my bag is a good tool belt on the left side on the left pocket because I'm a right-hander on the left pocket I've got some barbed staples on the right pocket I always carry set of netting clips and netting clip pliers that means that I don't have to carry around a heavy bucket when I'm walking up and down the fence nailing in the staples so that goes into my buck next into my bucket sometimes I need this but in a later video I'm gonna show you a really cool hack for setting the heights of all your staples and every fence post I certainly don't use a tape measure on every fence post or Drive next that goes into my bucket along the tradition of what goes in must come out is a star picket poor I have a video on how to make this and use it really useful tool next I have a set of gloves I tend to only use these when I'm working with barbed wire the rest of the time I actually find it safer and a lot more and a lot easier to work with wire if you're actually just using your normal hands but some people might want to use gloves more often than that and as has been suggested to me in the past I really should be encouraging people to use safety glasses when they're fencing and working with wire alright let's have a chat to look and Nigel and find out what what is in there kid well guys I'm farming here in County Cavan in Ireland cavern is an area of drumlins which are small Hill is formed by delineation in the last a stage so you got lots of little Hills just said to resemble from father father resemble a basket full of eggs out of the type of it so you would have mainly feels five acres three acres 10 acres as a large field around here all croppers great for undoing all with it so why are slipping steeples that are driven into power and you can't get them out any other way this is their Chinese copied his cut his copies yr strainers what to have got on the chain end is this hoop comes standard now seemingly so you can run around a post pictures the same as his chain so it gives you a lot of extra length to reach perhaps heads a bit further to a secure anchor point about 25 years of age there is no chain it's got a bit of abuse as you can see from their offensive players you come here tour to Europe for CK ones they're three apart into one at 15 euro and you get other knockoff copies down to ten euro what happens to mall is and a discharge or just raw eventually breaks off my experience Terry loves pair pliers and after that word own two cripples and steeples gripa that seemed to come standard with the role of wire you get one in each end one on each strand of wire so you get ant grippers at every roll of wire their hand even up and down around you would hope that some interest to you guys hi Tim Luke Gibson here with farm fence solutions I'm a fence contractor from the United States and we also have a material sales side of our fencing business with a focus on tornado wire and setting up the dealer network here in the United States for them behind me you can see what would be a typical fence job for us this is a horse net on galvanized pipe which is primarily what we use I'll give you a rundown on what we keep in the fence trucks I don't think we can fit it all in a bucket but I'll do my best to give you give you the basics here for a beginning spencer of course the good set of double shovels would be important I prefer to keep mine rusty and unused if at all possible of course a good spud bar if you get into the rock again I prefer to have one that's rusty and not used very often fencing spades which we use quite a bit one step up from the double shovels would be a drywall which no one likes this one in particular weighs about 110 pounds we keep it around for emergencies but it has got to be an emergency to get this out one step better than the drywall is a gas-powered vibratory driver which we'll use for pipe up to four inch in diameter you can see behind me the big post driver that's what we typically use we've got a another one that's quite a bit smaller I actually prefer protec Evo one it's on a different fence job so anyway Nigel gets to see a little piece of the home land there that's an Irish made driver on them we outfit that onto the Jets a Japanese track dumper made by yanmar several years ago and it served us well onto the small bits that are in the bucket tape measure of course pulling layout on your post or hanging a gate marking for braces cutting your brace posts whatnot it's important to have a level of course we carry a small level on the post driver and it's also got one the other driver has an auto level function so you just push a button so this isn't particularly to keep post level this is more to hang gates with a headlight has been pretty important this year I don't know if you can tell or not but it has been pretty hot and humid here nice to be able to work in the dark a little bit I don't enjoy the peace and quiet too much so I keep a Bluetooth speaker on the post driver gives me something to kill the time as far as fence pliers go we don't do much on wood post anymore but when we do it's handy to have an old set of fence pliers these are made by Crescent and we've got several sets of them they don't break they've served as well pretty good tools to have but as far as dealing with with high tensile net wire which is primarily what we do can impacts many bolt cutters and combination pliers standard smooth wires high tensile plier doesn't work for us because we have to cut the knots out on a fixed not fence or a square knot fence we don't build any hinge joint but with 95% of our work being net wire fence that's either fixed knot or square knot we need to be able to get in there tight these are probably 10 years old and still do a great job of course we stock these farm fence solutions so those are in stock all the time a pair of gloves is nice to have these we order these from plain jams and the reason that I like them they're a little bit expensive but you can tie wire in the rain I don't particularly wear gloves very often but in the snow and the rain and the wire gets slick these get a hold pretty good so I like them keep two hammers not one kind of heavy heavy hammer for knocking in wedges on a on a stretcher board and then a lighter hammer for driving staples which we don't particularly drive staples that often a lot more we keep a stockade staple gun in the truck just for the wood post jobs which we don't do very often but saves a lot of time it's good to have for a contractor not too practical for a do-it-yourselfer but anyway we keep one of those around gripple tool cripple contractor tool the cripples don't do you much good if you don't have this there's a medium gripple you can actually tension your wire with the Gribble smooth wire or even net wire on short stretches we do it fairly often that's a good tool to have those as well as the the T clip triples especially for no climb a tight spacing wire it's nice to be able to tie your wire off with those instead of a knot in my tool belt we have a big problem with ticks around here ticks and chiggers so some good bug spray lots of trash in there Ripple's ear plugs around the post driver anything loud hearing protection is fairly important but you're on your own there utility knife it's convenient to have I don't wear a tool belt very often it's usually just strapped to the pallet forks on the skid steers of course a good chain strainer I prefer a strain right we also stock these Hays makes a good one too but I prefer the string right seem to last longer on the high tensile wire with a hook on the end where you can pull them a post we also use boundaries trainers that go along with a net board I prefer a gut strain so two two sets of net boards and then boundary strangers in the middle of course these are similar to the chain strainers just a longer chain I won't show you that it's just a chain with a hook on the end wire dogs for a long stretch barbed wire it's nice to be able to pull that and if you're pulling around the corner with net wire it's good to use extra boundary strainers or chain strainers to kind of help that wire around the corner this is an old probably Chinese set of boundary strainers broken chain just the hooks on the ends it's handy especially with a Pike post if we're at the crest of a hill to pull to pull the net wire up to get it tied to the post it's handy to be able to pull that up with a mechanical device instead of trying to hold it while you tie it off so we keep a couple of sets of these around before that of course of good adjustable wrenches for any repairs you need to make but mainly for gate hanging is what we keep these on board for we keep a normal cordless drill we use these for post clip on our on our pipe post that post clip just goes around and then obviously you can spin it down tight with the with the Chuck on here we also keep a cordless impact driver on the trucks just for self tapping screws to put insulators on pipe posts of course something that's in our kit that's not in in most kits around the world is a slag hammer to clean off our welds welding gloves a welding hood respirator obviously welding galvanized is fairly dangerous and bad for your lungs so we try to try to protect ourselves and of course there's a welder here in the truck that you can't see but that's pretty well a rundown of what we keep in the rig for a fence job of course that varies whether we're on a wood post or a pipe post job or a smooth wire barbed wire net wire like I said most of our work is with net wire so anyway that's how we get it done and hopefully that's helpful please comment away let us know what you think cheers guys

22 Replies to “Fencing gear In Australia, Ireland and the United States. Similarities and differences.”

  1. Great video Tim. I am also getting ready to do my fencing on 3 acres & found you'r video's by sheer luck. Couldn't have been better timing as my crop of yallara hay grain witch should be ready in around two month's ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  2. i used to like trellis building in vineyards tying off wire at end posts to make vine rows, then once vines growing run out foliage lift wires. We joined wire rolls by figure of 8 on the cordon wire but had to use twisty tales for foliage wire joins as fig 8 or gripples would jam the pruning machine and only break the wire. This meant getting out the tractor to fix it in the cold night air.

  3. Great video Tim. Im just about to start my first fence at home about 700mtrs worth, and I've been binge watching all your videos to learn how to start and do it properly. Cheers and keep them videos coning ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  4. Wood is becoming outdated in Australia as well. At least commercially. Homesteaders I think tent to still use wood as part of that do it yourself with your own trees turned into posts kind of thing.

  5. I work on the english and scottish side of the border in the UK. I will have to show you guys what we have in our bucket. Its funny to see how all 3 are similar to us. Very interesting, thanks for sharing.

  6. Always interesting to see how different people do the same thing different ways, with YouTube and the Internet in general every one gets to see how every one else does what they do a different way, especially fencing, many different ways to set up a fence, with so many variables, cost, climate speed, manpower materials availability, how long will it last, what matters the most to one is off no concern to another, so many ways to do it wrong and usually more than one way to do it right, does appearance matter, are we keeping animals in, or out, maybe it's for humans not animals, hell my computer has essentially digital fences to keep out others, even though I don't do it much any more I still find it interesting, the variety, and every now and again something new.

  7. Ah man I'm Irish fencing contractor our tool kit nearly fills van not a blue drum ….more tools faster the job

  8. I'm looking for the name of a tool that's called a "wire puller" "chain strainer". It does the same exact thing as a tool called "Draper Fence Wire Tensioner Tool". Could be the "fence strainer" you mentioned. But the difference is the hollow pipe in my description. I believe they are used mainly for high tensel wire, but can be used with barb wire. I've found one in the barn but it's a hollow pipe maybe 3 ft long not quiet, has a chain welded to it (short), a slot and a bolt welded to it?!?! Anyone know the name? Driving me nuts that I can not find the name or the tool anywhere online!?!?!…..BTW…NEW SUB! Great content, very informative, easy instructions!

  9. Great vids Tim, but tossing those safety glasses is just dumb to show inexperienced viewers even if you are invincible. My wife is a GP in our local country QLD town and has seen two guys this year with eyeballs popped by a wire end flicking up in an eyewhilst fencing. Been hit a few times myself, whikst wearing tinted safety specs thank goodness. Very preventable, but only if you prescribe to the winner gets to evolve the species with sight theory.

  10. Wow! I love the Power Auger bit protector you made. Gotta make one for my 400mm long Auger bit. Yes,it was very expensive,and,nobody,but,nobody touches it. I saw it jammed in a post by a friend,and,ended up sacrificing the post to get my bit back. Too many people just don't understand how to use one. Small bights of the drilled hole,not full length of the bit. A poly pipe protector is great!

  11. That American fence builder looks like he knows his stuff. Especially that wood is outdated.
    Only thing I've never ever heard a pair of posthole digger's called double shovel's….. must be from up North..

  12. Australia, a bucket ofย tools. Ireland, a bucket of tools. America, $300,000 worth of equipment that requires a large trailer to transport. MERICA!!!!

  13. Spent an hour trying to find those pliers. Finally figured out the plier brand, maybe I wasn't the only one but it is spelled Maun.
    What is the model number of yours? I didn't see the Maun with the groove.

  14. Really interesting to see the differences in fence design from place to place. We see very little galvanized pipe fencing here in New Zealand. Some concrete posts and quite a few star pickets in the South Island due to the rocky ground. I wasn't aware it was a problem elsewhere but wooden posts here overall are of good quality. For quite some time native hardwoods like Totora (highly valuable, beautiful for carving) were used but now all the new posts are treated pine. I guess we're quite lucky in that we have a huge forestry industry here, in a small country, keeping quality good and prices ok.
    Most contractors here will have a post rammer but these usually connected to the three point linkage on the back of a tractor rather than a mini tank! Haha!
    The one tool I didn't see anybody mention that every fencer and indeed most farmers own here was a set of Eze-Pulls. I guess they are more or less useful depending on the job being done but here they are invaluable. Made by Strainrite, they are like long handled fencing pliers but have holes for staple pulling, two sizes of crimp (2.5mm HT, 4.0mm), wire cutters and also wire strippers for doing undergate cable for electric fencing and so on. They live on my tool belt and really do get a lot of use day to day.
    We also carry a small chainsaw which gets a lot of use cutting stay posts and holes, foots and blocks and cutting rails down to length. Thanks again for the video guys! Keep them coming!

  15. Interesting to see Luke has an Irish made post driver on the Morooka chassis. (Luke, we usually see rubber tracked ones over here). The hand tools are fairly similar, but does your Pasload gun fire nails or staples?
    There is a bit of a push on here in Ireland by the importers to convert people to Clip-Ex steel fence posts, but it's early days yet.

  16. What you call a fencing bar and Luke calls a spud bar, we (or at least l) would call a crow bar. Same thing, different name. Does the same job!

  17. The comparison idea was great but got let down by the American fencer whose type of fencing is not an everyday job over here which also means he had over $200000 invested.

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