This system can be used to tension wire fences, anchor fence posts, stabilize
garden sheds, strengthen foot bridges, prevent wooden gates from sagging
or cross-brace the legs of a workbench, as just a few examples.
The kit includes 10 aluminum-bodied anchors with spring-loaded hardened
steel jaws, 150' of 14-gauge high-tension steel wire (HTSW),
a tensioning device, and two drills: a 27/64" x 9" twist drill for throughboring
and a 5" piloted counterbore for seating the anchors and insetting them
The tensioning device is made specifically for 14-gauge
HTSW, but the anchors are compatible with 12-1/2 gauge HTSW
as well and will withstand up to 1600 lb when used in the anchor. 14-gauge
HTSW will withstand up to 800 lb when used in the anchor. This leaves
a 500 lb safety factor when tensioned at the recommended 250 lb to 300
lb maximum. Unlike unhardened wire, HTSW is elastic in use and does not
Additional wire and wire anchors are available separately.