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What power tool to drive in fence U-nails?

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What power tool to drive in fence U-nails?

Hi everyone. I'm about to replace a fence that the fires destroyed a couple of years go, but now I need a fence around a quarter acre block to keep my sausage dogs secure, I'll be using the Longyard wire mesh, with square timber posts initially. I have not built a fence before, and was thinking I'd use U-nails to fix the wire to the timber posts: 


I am going to get into the Ryobi One+ ecosystem, and I'm unsure if there is a suitable power tool to drive these U-nails? If there is, could someone please tell me what is it called?



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Re: What power tool to drive in fence U-nails?

Hi @BoeingFan,


I'm unaware of any cordless tool that will drive those staple nails; they're a hammer-in type of fixing. We can order a wire stapler, but the staples are very fine and unsuitable for fencing. Also, these staplers are typically air driven, so you'd need a compressor close by.


Remember to have your posts on the other side of the fence to your dogs. You should only need to place a staple at the top and bottom and a couple in the middle. Are you planning on running a guide wire and tension strainers, as these will increase the rigidity of your fence and minimise the number of staples you'll need?


Please let me know if you have further questions.




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