This morning I was out at a friend’s garden helping her place fencing around some tomato plants. Since the pre-made garden fences for sale in our area are too narrow for our boisterous plants (and okay, we waited a few weeks too long to enclose them), we set to the task of unwinding some smaller-diameter fences we had lying around and patching them with separate pieces of garden fencing.
As it turns out, my friend’s tool collection is a bit thin, and we had a tough time unwinding and re-hooking wire without the appropriate tools. This brings me to the Black Rhino fencing pliers, which are designed to grap, strip, bend, pry, or whack any bit of fencing you please, and would have been quite helpful in this situation. I initially looked at Irwin’s nickel-chromium pliers which have heavier-duty handles, but the drop forged steel Black Rhinos are cheaper at only $14.49, and just fine for this purpose.
Any skilled garden-fencers out there? Share your expertise in comments!