How to Attach Fence Clips to a T-Post

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How to Attach Fence Clips to a T-Post
T-post fences are often used around cow pastures. (Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Fence clips are attached to a T-post after a piece of fencing wire has been stretched along the face of post. The design of the clip is such that a special pair of fencing pliers can be used. A T-post has little bumps or ridges along one of its three sides, which assists in holding the fencing material up off the ground after the clip has been attached. Clips are a V-shaped design with a hooked end and a looped end.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Gloves
  • Fencing
  • T-posts
  • Wire T-post clips
  • Fencing pliers

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  1. 1

    Put on a pair of work gloves and other protective clothing to guard your body from the wire fencing. If you are working with barbed wire, wear a long-sleeve shirt.

  2. 2

    Lift a strand or section of wire fencing up off the ground and hold it up against the T-post at the desired level.

  3. 3

    Cradle the V-shaped part of the wire clip onto the back side of the post.

  4. 4

    Hook the clip's hooked-side up over the wire on one side of the post and the looped-side on the other side of the post.

  5. 5

    Grip the looped side with the fencing pliers and then bend it around the wire until the fencing has been securely fastened to the T-post. As the looped-side is bent around the wire, the hooked-side pulls the wire tight to the fence post.

Tips and warnings

  • Stretch the fencing materials tight before applying the fence clips.
  • Don't wrap the looped-side too tight around the wire or it will break off and ruin the wire clip.

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