Handy Devices

Tighten Insulators

Dan Miller
By  Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Insulator Tightener (Illustration by Ray E. Watkins Jr.)

Randy Wayne, Campbellsville, Kentucky, could no longer tighten electric fence insulators to posts because of arthritis in his fingers and wrist. He needed something that would grip the insulators for easier tightening. He found his answer in a scrap 1/4-inch-thick piece of aluminum. From it, he cut a piece 9 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. He drilled holes for 5/16-inch x 1-inch bolts. Once tightened, the bolts fit snuggly between the ears of insulators, allowing him to tighten any loose insulators he finds.

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