This black brace band for 1-5/8-inch diameter round posts comes with a nut, bolt, and washer. it fits nicely onto a round 1-5/8 inch diameter fence post. Since all our line posts and all our gate support posts for gates 3 to 7 feet wide have this 1-5/8-inch diameter, this brace band makes a useful accessory for nearly all our posts. The only posts they don’t fit are our 2.5-inch diameter end and corner brace posts and driveway gate support posts. For these latter posts get our wider brace bands for 2.5-inch diameter posts.
These brace bands serve two purposes. First, they serve as anchor points for fencing at the tops of posts. Once they have been set firmly in position, so that they cannot move, they provide excellent anchor points. Simply put a strong zip-lock tie around the top of your fencing and under the bolt in the brace band, and you have ensured that your fencing will never slide down the post like a hasty fireman.
Beyond that, if your fence has a top support wire, brace bands can be used to make sure that the wire stays in place and does its job. Specifically, after the wire has been installed at the top of the fence and you are starting to install your fencing, embrace both the top of the fencing and the support wire with a zip-lock tie, put the tail of the tie under the bolt in the brace band, and pull the tie taut. Do this at every post. Then, after you attach the top of the fencing to the top support wire with more ties or with hog-ring staples, you have ensured that the top wire will stay put and support the fence.