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Straight Fence 4 ft. Fence Straightener for Chicken Wire and Hardware Cloth Fencing

$4420
  • Eliminates struggles with unrolling rolled wire fencing
  • Keeps rolled wire from rolling back on your hands and face
  • Creates a professional looking finished product
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Product Overview

GenTap introduces a simple tool to solve the long suffered problem of unrolling rolled wire fencing. Using rolled fencing is a challenge because it does not straighten out as you remove it and tends to roll back on the user, often nicking their hands and arms and risking damage to the eyes. The application of the fence looks wavy and uneven since the bend is still in the wire. The GenTap Fence Straighter solves that problem quickly and easily. The Fence Straightener flattens and straightens chicken wire and hardware wire used for animal pens, chicken coops and general fencing by rolling the wound fencing through 3 wood rollers on a metal bracket that take the bend out of the wire by bending it back to its original straight condition.
  • Works great on stucco wire, chicken wire and hardware fencing rolls
  • Contains: 2 galvanized stakes, 2 galvanized brackets, pre-drilled dowels, and 6 screws for assembly
  • Easy assembly with all necessary items included
  • Flattens fence wire with ease and reduces risk of injury
  • Creates a more professional looking project
  • Offered in 36 in. and 48 in. models

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Specifications

Dimensions

Mesh Size (in.)
1/2 in
Product Height (in.)
48 in
Product Length (ft.)
4 ft
Product Thickness (in.)
2

Details

Chain Link Type
Garden
Color Family
Wood
Fence Application
Garden
Gauge
0
Material
Wood
Product Weight (lb.)
9 lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
no

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
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  • 95% recommend this product
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I couldn't test this out on the ground - we have a lot of snow right now but was able to, with a ...
I couldn't test this out on the ground - we have a lot of snow right now but was able to, with a helper, manually run it trough it's paces. Since flat wire is bent when spooled on a roll, it can get back to that flat memory by using physics. In the roll straightener, the wire is maneuvered or pulled through a course around wooden dowels. The wire is bent past its elastic point and then redirected to a straightened state. More or less, that's the theory. It wasn't easy to perform this function manually but it can work because the two end rollers are the forward direction guides and the middle roller is actually doing the unbending. You can test this out by pushing down on the fencing over the middle roller and feel it grab and move forward to a straighter surface. This is a very unique item and doing some research, GenTap is the only manufacturer of this simple kind of device. Of course if you have lots of pasture fencing, this wouldn't be practical. But it would be easy to do say a small yard or enclosure fence. Keep the box if you are not going to use this alot. It is easy to assemble and disassemble. Instructions are clear.
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The instructions for the four foot fence straightener were clear and easy to follow. I own some a...
The instructions for the four foot fence straightener were clear and easy to follow. I own some acreage in the country where I have some farm animals. I do not currently have any chickens but I plan to get some eventually. I wanted to have secure fencing for them before getting them so this product was perfect for my needs.It is high quality and lightweight. It made installing the fencing a lot easier and it is sturdy too. Now all I need are my chickens!
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Fence straitened.
You could make this for less than $5.00. I don’t know why anyone would pay $44.for such a cheap concoction.
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    This fence straightener made our Project so much easier and...
    This fence straightener made our Project so much easier and quicker!
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    Did not work. Easier to role out on the grass....
    Did not work. Easier to role out on the grass. Grass makes it too hard to pull.
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    The rollers are not stiff enough to equally straighten both...
    The rollers are not stiff enough to equally straighten both sides of the fabric.The screws in the ends of the rollers come unscrewed during use.Not for any long term use. Use on small job and then discard.Good idea, mediocre execution.
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    It does a good job. The poles are not very...
    It does a good job. The poles are not very rigid. And you really need 2 people to do it well. My husband did a couple rolls by himself but it would get hung up and it was better when I could guide it thru while he pulled
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    So I have some chickens and was planning on expanding on the run in their coup. I have had a pri...
    So I have some chickens and was planning on expanding on the run in their coup. I have had a prior problem getting the chicken wire to look nice and straight especially towards the end of the roll. This solves your problems. There were no instructions, but it is pretty straight forward to use and I figured it out with no problem. Definitely makes the job easier.
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    Made fencing the chicken coop and goat pen much easier and faster! I don't know if you've ever wo...
    Made fencing the chicken coop and goat pen much easier and faster! I don't know if you've ever worked with chicken wire or not, but if you have, you know it is a pain. The fencing constantly rolls back up, gets stuck together, creases and folds (undesirably) easily, and it is often difficult to get a smooth, flat application with chicken wire. This gadget may not look like much, but it made working with chicken wire (and goat wire for that matter) easily 10 times easier to work with. It prevented the chicken wire from doing all of the aggravating things I just mentioned, while also preventing it from rolling back up, making the job get done much faster with a lot less headache. We even used it to install goat wire around our goat enc's light weight and easy to carry around the farm, from project to project. It is very affordable and well made. Great invention, wish I would have thought of it!
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    The STRAIGHT FENCE 4 FT. FENCE STRAIGHTENER FOR CHICKEN WIRE AND HARDWARE CLOTH FENCING comes una...
    The STRAIGHT FENCE 4 FT. FENCE STRAIGHTENER FOR CHICKEN WIRE AND HARDWARE CLOTH FENCING comes unassembled and is easily put together in just a few minutes. I suggest purchasing the 4'-0" wide version even if you are straightening 36" wide wire so the wire cloth does not get hung on the sides while straightening. This tool takes all the pain out of putting up a straight chicken wire fence. This tool is great! Super easy!!
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    STRAIGHT FENCE 36 INCH BY 2 INCH FENCE STRAIGHTENING TOOL FOR CHICKEN WIRE AND HARDWARE FENCING a...
    STRAIGHT FENCE 36 INCH BY 2 INCH FENCE STRAIGHTENING TOOL FOR CHICKEN WIRE AND HARDWARE FENCING arrived quickly by post and in perfect shape Got this fence straightening tool to use for stretching chicken wire to reinforce a wooden privacy fence and to add a bit of need obstacle to a small space that ran between us and the neighbors privacy fence. Worked like a charm once I got the hang of it.
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    I got this straight fencing tool to re-straighten my chicken wire fence that has been up for 8 ye...
    I got this straight fencing tool to re-straighten my chicken wire fence that has been up for 8 years which has a wavy look to it and the edges are curving outwards. This tool comes unassembled with directions that were easy to follow and the holes in the wood rollers lined up perfectly. Definitely wear gloves using this tool while straightening out chicken wire that can cut very easily. This fence straightening tool worked perfectly on straightening out my chicken wire and it also got rid of the turned in and bent edges. This tool is great and saved me from purchasing new chicken wire.
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    My husband has talked about making something like this for a long time, and I send kudos to the p...
    My husband has talked about making something like this for a long time, and I send kudos to the people who finally did it! Yes, you could make your own, but somebody else already did. We have chickens in an area with raccoons and dogs-at-large, both of whom have killed chickens in the past, so we need our chicken coop and chicken yard fenced like Fort Knox. This was fairly easy to use - if you’re using 36” wire on the 36” straightener it’s tough to keep it exactly aligned - but it works very well for straightening/tightening the chicken wire if you use it carefully. Note to those who have a similar chicken situation as us: Wrap the chicken wire not only around your chicken yard, but also dig down into the surrounding soil (in our case, about 1’) and bury chicken wire there to prevent determined predators from digging their way into your coop.
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    Well I must say I am a DIY kind of girl, did need help with this one. Could not figure it out, I'...
    Well I must say I am a DIY kind of girl, did need help with this one. Could not figure it out, I'm really not a out doors kind of do it person. But after help it really, really worked. I'm glad I found something like this, my back fence was leaning a little it needed some help and this worked out great. I didnt even know they made something like this
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    Simple problem solver. In addition straightening rabbit fencing, it will straighten chicken wire ...
    Simple problem solver. In addition straightening rabbit fencing, it will straighten chicken wire up to 36-inches wide. It does need to be assembled which involves inserting six screws through two end brackets--one screw in each end of the three one-inch diameter wood rollers. there are pilot holes in the roller ends although two of the six holes were way off center and had to be re-drilled. Once the rollers are attached to the end brackets, the entire assembly is staked flat on the ground with 10-inch long galvanized steel spikes. Since the rollers are exactly 36 inches long, it is a little problematic to pull 36-inch wide fencing smoothly between the end brackets without hanging up. I believe that there is a 48-inch wide version available which would be more practical for 36-inch wide material. I tried it on a coil of 24-inch wide aluminum brake metal/coil stock (used for flashing, among other applications) and got straight pieces. It would be easy to swap-out the wood rollers for longer ones. But first, I plan to add one-inch long spacers (and longer screws) to the ends of the rollers to make the effective opening between the brackets wider. The product is made in the USA.
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    The GenTap Straight Fence 4 ft. Fence Straightener Is A Good Tool! It Is So simple Of And Ideal I...
    The GenTap Straight Fence 4 ft. Fence Straightener Is A Good Tool! It Is So simple Of And Ideal I Should Have Through Of It! If You Have Ever Unrolled Chicken Wire You Know How Hard It Is To Keep It Flat? With This Tool The Job Is A Snap! The Two Large Spikes That Hold The Tool In Place Are Great. The Only Thing Is Holding The Roll In Place When You Try Too Unroll The Wire It Needs To Be Staked Back With A Roller Through It, Too Make It A One Man Job! Other Than That Is A Good DIY'ER Tool!
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    I honestly didn't know such a product existed...and how I lived without it until now. It's a cool...
    I honestly didn't know such a product existed...and how I lived without it until now. It's a cool little tool to help straighten out 'chicken wire' fencing. I have a split rail fence that I attach the green wire fencing to on the inside in order to keep the dogs in the yard without it looking obvious. This tool is going to make it so much easier to replace the fencing on the back of my property that needs replacing next spring. I tested it with a small section for my wife's garden and it did a great job of straightening the fencing without all the struggling. I'd recommend this to anyone with a garden, chickens or other fencing needs. It stores easily, so you don't have to worry about it taking up space if you don't use it often. It's a simple idea, but really does the job.
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    When I got my,3 foot Wire fence straightener from Home Depot that is made by GenTap LLC. at fir.....
    When I got my,3 foot Wire fence straightener from Home Depot that is made by GenTap LLC. at fir... December 27, 2018 5.0 5.0 out of 5 . Quality 5.0 5.0 out of 5 . Recommended Product Seed™ Member Seeds Program Review (What's this?) . When I got my,4 foot Wire fence straightener made by GenTap LLC. and sold by Home Depot, I said how will this thing ever work? Because of it's construction and easy design. As it consists of 3 wooden rods 3 ft. long, 6 screws, 2 Huge Nails 10" long and two metal brackets. However when I assembled it together, and put my 4 ft. roll of Hardware cloth into the assembly, You weave the wire cloth between this assembly, I was shocked to see it inaction, as it truly straightened out my hardware cloth. Since I do a lot of DYI projects with Hardware cloth only it to spring back at you and cut my face and hands. In the past it was a pain but now Home Depot has this Great product that they sell made by GenTap and it really does work as it makes the rolled hardware cloth Straight so that YOU can cut it and work with ease. You can also use this to straighten out Chicken wire as I to use this product in my DYI projects.I said to myself, Why didn't I think of this? Thanks GenTap and Special Thanks to Home Depot for once again coming to my rescue saving my arms, hands, eyes and face.
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    When I got my,3 foot Wire fence straightener from Home Depot that is made by GenTap LLC. at fir...
    When I got my,3 foot Wire fence straightener from Home Depot that is made by GenTap LLC. at first I said how will it work? As it consists of 3 wooden rods 3 ft. long, 6 screws, 2 Huge Nails 10" long and two metal brackets. However when I assembled it together, and put my 3 ft. roll of Hardware cloth into the assembly, You weave the wire cloth between this assembly, I was shocked to see it inaction, it truly straightened out my hardware cloth. I do a lot of DYI projects with Hardware cloth only it to spring back at you and cut my face and hands. In the past it was a pain but now Home Depot has this Great product that they sell made by GenTap and it really does work as it makes the rolled hardware cloth Straight so that YOU can cut it with ease. You can also use this to straighten out Chicken wire as I to use this product in my DYI projects. Thanks GenTap and Special Thanks to Home Depot for once again coming to my rescue
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    GenTap Straight Fence 4 Feet Straightener for Chicken Wire and Hardware Cloth is a ingenious prod...
    GenTap Straight Fence 4 Feet Straightener for Chicken Wire and Hardware Cloth is a ingenious product to recycle your bent chicken wire or hardware cloth fencing or assist you with new roll of wire. This tool allows you to straighten your wire as you unroll it or running recycling bent wire so you can be able to use again with ease. I have a small chicken coop area that I needed to re-fence and I was able to run my chicken wire through this tool which allowed me to keep it straight. Assembly of this product is fairly simple to do. Please be sure to follow the instructions closely as it is only in pictures in action. It worked real good on chicken wire.
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    Brilliant idea. Not sure this has been all my life while I was batteling chicken wire. As a garde...
    Brilliant idea. Not sure this has been all my life while I was batteling chicken wire. As a gardener with a large vege and flower garden I am constantly batteling critters. Unrolling chicken wire or hardware cloth has always been a horrible job. This fence straightener works great. No more having it spring back and hit me. This product works great and I love it.
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    The 4 ft. fence straightening tool worked very well on chicken fencing. It is a lighter weight f...
    The 4 ft. fence straightening tool worked very well on chicken fencing. It is a lighter weight fencing but stubborn and it did exactly what it was suppose to do. It made installing the fencing so much easier and easier to hook to the posts. Made of high quality material and keeps the fencing straight when pulling thru the tool. Not much cleaning when finished but it was easy to wipe down. This is your tool to make fence building easier. Recommend.
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    Fence straightening tool works great. I used it for straightening chicken wires for a fence to c...
    Fence straightening tool works great. I used it for straightening chicken wires for a fence to contain the chickens. Followed the directions and was easy to put together. You can step on the fencing and try to straighten it or use this tool. I prefer this tool. Not sure what else it could be used for but for straightening fence it works extremely well. I highly recommend this to make your job easier.
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