Sign in to your account Sign up
Change language
Expertise and innovation for fences since 1973

The first-class ecommerce for fences, posts and gates
Buy online with just a few clicks and receive the order where you want

In our online store you'll find everything you need for fencing and the garden: chainwire fencing, wire mesh, posts and stays, gates, shading net, plastic meshes, accessories, synthetic lawns, sports equipment.

How to Install the Tensioners (video 2 of 2)

Hello everyone, it's us from Fenceshop. If you've always wondered how to install a tensioner, you're in the right place. In the previous video, we saw how to position the tension wires, tie them at the ends, and pass the first high wire through the holes in the posts, leaving the middle and lower wires outside the posts for greater freedom. Today, we will discover how to position the wire tensioners.

How many wire tensioners do you need?

For each tension wire, you only need one wire tensioner, one on each side. Like tuning a guitar, you just need to pull the wire at one point and the tuning will adjust itself. This principle also applies to the tension wires of fences.

Where to position the tensioners?

The position of the tensioners is subjective: some prefer to place them at the beginning, others in the middle, or at the end of the tension wire. We recommend positioning them where they are less visible, perhaps behind a plant. Usually, we position them a few centimeters from the start of the starting post, about a meter or a few centimeters away. It's important to align them at the same distance to avoid a messy appearance.

Necessary tools

The only indispensable tool for this job is a good pair of pliers. After deciding the point where to place the tensioner and marking it with your hand, proceed to cut the tension wire. This cut may seem destructive, but it is part of the correct procedure.

How to position the tensioner

The tensioner consists of a back part with a hole for the ratchet and a terminal part with another hole. Insert the cut wire into the back hole of the tensioner, letting it exit by about two centimeters, and use the pliers to make a half turn of the ratchet and secure the wire. Repeat this operation for all the tension wires.

Position the other end of the wire

After positioning the tensioners, take the other end of the tension wire and insert it into the opposite hole of the tensioner. Pull the wire by hand as much as possible and turn it to keep it firm. Repeat the operation for the other wires.

Close the tension wire

Now we need to close the tension wire around the tensioner the same way we secured the wire at the beginning. Create a generous L with the wire and start turning it around the same wire consistently, creating an elegant and neat serpentine. Four, five, six turns are sufficient. Cut the excess wire and repeat the operation for the other wires.

Pull the wire tensioner

To pull the wire tensioner, we can use pliers or a 10 mm wrench. Pull the wire provisionally by hand and then use the pliers to turn the square pin of the tensioner. It is important not to pull excessively to avoid bending the posts. Put the wire under a cheerful tension and leave the possibility for further adjustments after installing the mesh.

Position the wire

Once the wires are pulled, choose the position you prefer and give a half turn of tension. Position the tensioner on the flat part for a more elegant appearance and cut any excess wire. Adjust the wire for any accidental bends created.


I hope I have been clear in explaining how to position the wire tensioners simply and effectively. Continue to follow us for other news and video tutorials. Greetings to everyone and subscribe to the channel if you haven't already. Bye bye!

To continue browsing, rotate to landscape your device.
To continue browsing, rotate to portrait your device.
Watch out!

It looks like you are using Internet Explorer, a browser that is no longer supported, as well as unsafe!
We recommend that you continue browsing after downloading the latest version of Chrome or Firefox.