The only fence wire product that achieves two functions in one.
It JOINS & TENSIONS wire and it is available to work with all the standard gauges of agricultural wire - including 12.5 hi-tensi
le and 12.5 barbed wire! How it works: inside every Gripple Wire Joiner & Tensioner are high precision gear-toothed rollers. These rollers grip each wire allowing it to move in one direction only. The moment any load is applied, the rollers "bite" into the wire - locking it into place. The geared Tensioning Tool makes for quick and easy tensioning.
Gripples work great on new fencing, but are especially useful and quick on repairing and fixing old or damaged fence. When working with "old rusty barbed wire" that may break when you try to bend it and knot it, a Gripple allows the wire to pass straight thru without further damage to the wire itself.
Pictured here are three different Gripples on three different gauges of wire that are joined and tensioned with the tensioning tool.
The Medium Gripple works on both 12.5 gauge hi-tensile wire and 15.5 gauge barbed wire and can be used as a loop for end installations or as in-line joiners. Simply push the wire ends thru the Gripple and tension with the Tensioning Tool.
The Large Gripple works on 12.5 barbed wire and 8 gauge smooth.
Using Gripples for 12.5 gauge hi-tensile woven wires makes for easy joining from one roll to the next. Plus they allow you to tension the wire as well. This is a great cost saving option for the small livestock enterprise where you may not have all the traditional stretching tools required to stretch woven wire. With a small investment of the tensioning tool and a few Gripples, you are ready to build fence. An added plus with using Gripples on woven wire is that you can tension wire to fit your terrain, such as over ridges and in dips. This system allows you to tension each horizontal wire as the slope of the land dictates.
The Tensioning Tool is a gear-drive Tensioner that has slots to accept all the different size Gripples. One tool works on them all, so you don't have to make any adjustments to go from to a Medium Gripple, a Large Gripple or to the standard 12.5 gauge barbed wire Gripple. It is powerful and generates up to 800 pounds of tension. (12.5 gauge hi-tensile should be tensioned to only 150 to 200 ft pounds.) It is lightweight (1.6 pounds) and made of hardened steel and engineering polymer. The ergonomic design is compact and easy to handle, operate and carry. The Gear-drive delivers a 6:1 mechanical advantage. There is a lifetime warranty on this tool from the manufacturer.
A better way to buy the tensioning tool is to purchase the promo starter pack. It saves you money on the tool and you get a supply of gripples to get started with.
Also available is the Gripple Brace Kit for H-Braces, which includes 16.5' of Stainless Steel cable and two Large Gripples for 1/4" cable. There is a pre-crimped loop on one end that goes around the bottom of the corner post. The cable is then wrapped around the brace post and tensioned with the Gripple.
The same tensioning tool works on this Gripple as well. It makes for a very fast and very sturdy corner H-Brace. The H-Brace is not recommended for use with line fencing – instead a Knee Brace eliminates the problem of specifically horses getting their leg into cable