Fences offer security, privacy, and aesthetic value for residential and commercial properties. Whether you’re a professional contractor or simply embarking upon a farm or home improvement project, you’ll need the appropriate construction equipment to get the job done safely, efficiently, and correctly. Here’s what you should buy or rent to build a fence.
4 Must-Have Pieces of Fence Construction Equipment
1. Power Auger
Whether you’re installing a wood, vinyl, or chain link fence, you’ll need to set the posts first. Use a power auger to drill holes about 6 to 8 feet apart before filling them with concrete. Drill below the frost line so that heave doesn’t move the posts when temperatures drop.
2. Pneumatic Nailer
Once you screw the horizontal rails into the posts, you’ll need to install the vertical pickets. After lining up the pickets to ensure the correct height, attach them to the rails using a pneumatic nailer. Space each picket about 3 1/2 inches apart and use two nails on each rail.
Jigsaws are handy for trimming excess lumber during the process of installing a wooden fence. For instance, you may need to cut rail ends so that they sit flush with the posts or trim pickets so that they fit around the posts.
4. Wire Cutters
Installing a chain link fence necessitates the use of wire cutters. Use this tool to trim excess wire at the tops and ends as you stretch the chain link material between the tension bars. Wire cutters are also helpful if you need to adjust the weaving.
When you require construction equipment for fence building and other projects, get in touch with the team at ABC Equipment Rental & Sales. They offer new and used equipment sales and rentals to homeowners and contractors throughout Brunswick, OH. Call (330) 220-4545 to reserve construction equipment manufactured by Honda®, Kubota®, or Stihl®. Visit the website to learn more about equipment rentals and contractor supplies.
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