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Which Binding Wire to Choose

Hello everyone, we are Marco from Fenceshop, the e-commerce of Rete Plastic. Today we will talk about binding wires and how to choose the right one for your needs. There are many types, brands, models, and diameters of binding wires on the market. Let's find out together how to choose the most suitable binding wire for us.


Before giving you our three tips, it is important to start with a premise: what do we need this binding wire for? Binding wire can have multiple uses: for fences, DIY projects, tying plants or packages. Today we will focus on binding wires for fences.

First Tip: Diameter is Not Everything

The first tip is that the diameter of the wire does not determine its malleability, ease of working, or robustness. For example, we have two wires: one with an internal diameter of 1 mm and an external of 1.8 mm, the other with an internal diameter of 1 mm and an external of 1.5 mm. Despite the second wire being thinner, it is very difficult to work with because it is too rigid and steel-like. Therefore, the diameter is not a reliable indicator for robustness or malleability.

Second Tip: Flexibility is Essential

The second tip concerns the flexibility of the wire. A binding wire for fences must be flexible to be easily wrapped around the chain link mesh, tension wires, and other wires. If the wire is too rigid, the ties will result wide and difficult to handle. A flexible wire, instead, allows for tight and secure ties.

Third Tip: Read the Description Carefully

The third tip is to carefully read the product description. Make sure it is indicated that the wire is malleable and suitable for binding. If you have doubts, ask for more information or, if possible, request a sample for testing. A simple test is the "finger test": wrap the wire around your finger and see if it stays in place or springs back. A malleable wire will stay wrapped, while a rigid wire will tend to spring back.

Other Flexibility Tests

Another useful test is to bend the wire at one end and observe its flexibility. A malleable wire will bend easily and hold the bend, while a rigid wire will bend less and return to position. These tests will help you determine if the wire is suitable for binding.


In conclusion, a good binding wire must be malleable. A wire that is too rigid will not allow for effective ties, while a wire that is too thin will not be strong enough. The right compromise is a wire with a diameter of about 1.8 mm and a core of annealed malleable iron.

We hope these tips have been useful. Thank you for your attention, and we invite you to follow our weekly videos. Don't forget to subscribe to the channel, leave comments, and visit our websites for the institutional site and for our e-commerce, where you will also find the right binding wire for you.

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