Clip Installation Procedures for a Field Fence

Attach your field fence with wire clips to save time and money.

Raising the Fencing

Millions of miles of field fence stretch across the world's landscapes.Millions of miles of field fence stretch across the world's landscapes.
V-shaped wire clips hold the field fencing to the steel fence posts. This particular type of fence helps farmers and ranchers manage their livestock. Certain clip installation procedures help speed up the fence building process thus reducing labor costs. The design of the wire clips allows a laborer to install them with the use of a pair of fencing pliers. The clips can be used to install a new fence or to repair an existing one.

Pull the field fence up tight against the metal fence post. Center the fencing so that the bottom of it sits an inch above the ground, which will ensure the fencing doesn't touch the soil. Ground contact increases the likelihood of rust and fence deterioration.

Placing the Wire Clip

Wrap the V-shaped part of the clip around the backside of the post. The V-shaped part should cradle the post. The clip has two ends. One end has a loop in it and the other has a hook. Both of these ends must be above the wire you're trying to attach to the post.

Tightening the Wire Clip

Hook the hook-end of the clip up over the wire. Grip the loop-end of the clip with the jaws of the fencing pliers. Bend the loop end down, around and back up over the top of the wire. You can accomplish this by twisting with the pliers. As the loop wraps around the wire, it will pull the hook side of the clip tight. The V-shaped part of the clip will tighten the fencing to the post.

Repeating the Process

Move up about 6 inches from the bottom clip, and attach an second clip. Repeat this process until the field fence has been attached to the fence post every 6 inches. Use the jaws of the fencing pliers to crimp the hook-end of the clip around the fencing wire.