These handy 14-inch stainless steel zip-lock ties have a 100-pound breaking strength and will last the life of your fence. They are used for a wide range of purposes. Relative to the fencing sold on this website, they and their 8-inch counterparts are commonly used to attach fencing to posts and top rails. Do not use them to attach the fencing to a top support wire (use hog ring staples or nylon ties instead) because these ties will not close completely. Easier to apply than the 8-inch stainless ties but a little more expensive. Bag of 100.
These handy 10-inch black stainless steel zip-lock ties have a 250-pound breaking strength and are engineered for a useful life of 25+ years outdoors. They come in bags of a hundred and are used for a wide range of purposes. Their basic use with deer fences is to attach the fencing to the posts.
For this purpose, apply about one tie per foot of post. Then, at the top of the post, if you have a brace band in place, put the tie around the top of the fencing (and the top support wire if you have one) before putting the tie under the bolt in the brace band and drawing the tie tight. Thus anchored, the fencing cannot slide down the post.
If you aren’t using brace bands, help to prevent the fencing from sliding down the posts by pulling the nylon zip-lock ties very tight. Then, at the top of the post, install an extra tie at the top of the post, so that the two ties at the top form a shallow “X”. This will not guarantee that the fencing cannot slide down the post but will reduce the chances of its doing so.
Don’t use for these ties is to join two sections of fencing (either because two runs of fencing need to be connected or because a lower run of fencing, typically a rodent barrier of metal fencing, needs to be joined to the main roll of fencing that generally extends upward the full height of the fence). That’s because these stainless steel ties don’t close completely. Instead use our nylon zip-ties (plan on using one or two ties per foot) — or else plan on using a hog-ring stapler (see below).