Fence pliers - definition of Fence pliers by The Free Dictionary
Heavy pliers made especially for working on fences that used staples and wooden posts. Such pliers had the capability of cutting barbed wire, heavy jaws flattened so they could be used to drive in staples that had worked partway out of the posts, and pincer-like prongs on the side of the jaws so that staples driven into posts could be gripped and pulled out if the wire was to be removed from the posts.
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A come-along can help here, or you can just hold on real tight with your fence pliers
and dig into the wood with a point end while you wait with the hammer as you staple, post to post.
To construct a cage made of concrete reinforcement wire using six-inch mesh, you will need a pair of bolt cutters and fence pliers.
As with a circular cage made with concrete reinforcement, you will need a bolt cutter or fence pliers to cut it.