Hog ring staplers or pliers apply small staples that come out looking circular, like the ring in a hog’s nose. They serve to join wires and/or fencing made up of wires or thin plastic members—such as polypropylene, metal hexagrid, or welded wire fencing.
In the specific case of deer fencing, these staplers serve to join pieces of fencing, attach wires to fencing, and make repairs.
The hog ringer offered here is an excellent tool that applies wire staples 9/16 inches long as rings. The unit comes with a box of 2500 galvanized black hog ring staples. A single sleeve of staples feeds into the tool all at once.
This tool is significantly more expensive than our basic model but is also easier to use and higher quality. Therefore, if you have a relatively long fence, consider this contracter model.
The same joining job done with a hog ringer can also be accomplished with zip-lock ties. However, the zip-lock ties take much longer to apply, do not last as long, and (if you are using a lot of them) can be more expensive. Therefore, if you have a very short fence (say 100 feet long or less), think about using zip-lock ties instead of hog rings. However, if your fence is long (say 300 feet or more) getting a high-grade hog ring tool and staples is worthwhile.