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My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Postby Bright Raven » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:26 pm

....is the brace kit. I put a brace in this morning. Used the center pins on the brace pole, and the Gripple cable. Made a nice brace in 1/4 the time brace wire takes. And I never get good results with brace wire.
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Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:33 pm

Looking good Ron!
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Postby ez14. » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:44 pm

Your wire looks good and tight! My employer has some barb wire I should tighten up for him (the cows have it pushed down so they can just walk right through in one spot)
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Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Postby Aaron » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:15 pm

They do save a pile of time. I have put a few in and can put up braces in 1/2 the time. Not to mention safer as I am always worried I might lose my grip on stay as I am twisting brace wires.
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Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Postby callmefence » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:44 pm

I used one earlier today to try to extend the track adjustment cylinder on my dozer. It didn't work but the gripples didn't fail. The very high tensile wire broke. Got it on video . When I get a better signal I'll post it.
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Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Postby fence_it » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:26 pm

I really like the idea of using cable. How well do the gripples work on 12.5ga HT brace wire? I've been told that the cam in the gripple can sometimes cut the HT wire or they will sometimes slip when stretching HT fixed knot off of the brace. I like my brace wire tight and I know the chain grabs we use right now put out near 800 lbs of pull if I remember right? How tight can a gripple get 2 wraps of 12.5 200ksi HT?
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Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Postby bball » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:11 pm

Ron, how is the cable attached at the base of the corner post? I cant tell in the pic?
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Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Postby Bright Raven » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:20 pm

bball wrote:Ron, how is the cable attached at the base of the corner post? I cant tell in the pic?


That end has a fixed loop. You thread the cable through that loop. Then you take the free end up to the other post. Go around it and through the Gripple. Then you put the Gripple Tool on the Gripple and tension the cable. Very easy. And very tight.

Edited to add: just like brace wire, you drive a staple in to hold the ends of the cable where you want them.
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Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:50 pm

fence_it wrote:I really like the idea of using cable. How well do the gripples work on 12.5ga HT brace wire? I've been told that the cam in the gripple can sometimes cut the HT wire or they will sometimes slip when stretching HT fixed knot off of the brace. I like my brace wire tight and I know the chain grabs we use right now put out near 800 lbs of pull if I remember right? How tight can a gripple get 2 wraps of 12.5 200ksi HT?


I’m not saying that a failure is impossible, but they don’t slip, they get plenty tight, and they increase profit margin....unless you don’t put any value on time. We don’t have brace failures, and I don’t know of anyone that gets wire any tighter than us. The original Gripples has some issues, but that was resolved many years ago with the Gripple Plus.
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Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Postby pricefarm » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:03 pm

Is that a landscape timber from lowes you are using for a brace? I used them a few years ago on some fence. Most of them bowed out I guess because of the pressure and some have already started to rot. I want make that mistake again even though they are cheap.
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Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Postby Bright Raven » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:37 pm

pricefarm wrote:Is that a landscape timber from lowes you are using for a brace? I used them a few years ago on some fence. Most of them bowed out I guess because of the pressure and some have already started to rot. I want make that mistake again even though they are cheap.


Yes. It is. And if you look, they did bow under the pressure. Interesting. I had that thought today. I thought it might be a mistake!!!
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Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:38 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
pricefarm wrote:Is that a landscape timber from lowes you are using for a brace? I used them a few years ago on some fence. Most of them bowed out I guess because of the pressure and some have already started to rot. I want make that mistake again even though they are cheap.


Yes. It is. And if you look, they did bow under the pressure. Interesting. I had that thought today. I thought it might be a mistake!!!


Good thing you used a Gripple. Let it out and put a proper strut in there. :D
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Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Postby Bright Raven » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:39 pm

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Bright Raven wrote:
pricefarm wrote:Is that a landscape timber from lowes you are using for a brace? I used them a few years ago on some fence. Most of them bowed out I guess because of the pressure and some have already started to rot. I want make that mistake again even though they are cheap.


Yes. It is. And if you look, they did bow under the pressure. Interesting. I had that thought today. I thought it might be a mistake!!!


Good thing you used a Gripple. Let it out and put a proper strut in there. :D


What do you use?
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Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:46 pm

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Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:47 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
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Bright Raven wrote:
Yes. It is. And if you look, they did bow under the pressure. Interesting. I had that thought today. I thought it might be a mistake!!!


Good thing you used a Gripple. Let it out and put a proper strut in there. :D


What do you use?


A 10-12' 5" post, or galvanized pipe.
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