5 Reasons to Repair Your Fence in Winter

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 7, 2017 4:23:28 PM

Winter is clearly the time to move your work indoors, right? Not necessarily! If you’re building structures that live outdoors, like fences, there’s no wrong time (as long as it’s not overly rainy or snowy). We’re not proposing you try to dig post holes while the ground is solid ice. There are plenty of winter weeks with mild temps. Here are five compelling reasons it’s a great idea to do fence work in winter. 

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Topics: Fence Staples, Fence Stapler, Staples

On the Fence: What's the Best Fastener for Fencing Projects?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 1, 2017 9:10:00 AM

Fences serve many purposes, whether it’s for the home or commercial property. Fences, big and smallan be made of several different materials depending on your needs. Whether you need to keep the livestock in, mark the property line or just add a decorative feature to the backyard, every fence needs to be built to last. Choosing quality materials is key when building a fence. It’s always better to build it right the first time than having to re-do the project every couple of years. Choose the best fastener for your fencing project to ensure you only have to do it once.

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Topics: Fence Staples, Fencing, Fence Stapler

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, But What Makes a Good Fence?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 23, 2017 10:39:00 AM

There are a lot of reasons people want fences. Whether it’s to keep something in or keep someone out, they all ultimately want the same thing, a fence that lasts. Here we discuss the most important factors of good fencing.

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Topics: Fence, Fence Staples, Fencing, Fence Stapler

5 Tips to Strengthen Your Livestock Fencing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 9, 2017 9:45:00 AM

Farming is not for the weak-willed. It takes a strong mind, a strong body, and a strong wallet too. We put a lot of sweat and money into buying, raising, and caring for our livestock. We need to put the same level of effort into protecting our investment. Here is a collection of tips to ensure your livestock fence is the strongest it can be.

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Topics: Fence Staples, Fencing

Real-Life Lessons about Livestock Fencing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 29, 2016 9:55:45 AM

Bulls running down the streets of Baltimore.1 A cow strikes a car (and lived to tell) and causes $6,000 of damage.2 A loose goat in Queens, then two days later a cow is running free in New York City.3   Sounds like scenes from the movies, but it’s reality … and no town, big or small, can escape the possibility of escaping livestock.  These stories pop up on newsfeeds, and most people get a chuckle out of watching a policeman try to chase down a goat, but there can be severe consequences when livestock are not contained, as they learned in Oklahoma.

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Topics: Fence, Build Livestock Fences, Fence Staples

FASCO America ® Wins Industry Innovation Award from PTIA

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 27, 2016 3:32:31 PM

The fourth annual Pro Tool Innovation Awards have been decided, and FASCO America® is among the winners. Tool and accessory winners were decided by their level of innovation, power, and value. These are best-in-class products that are truly ahead of their time.

"When manufacturers built tools and accessories that break the mold, they deserve recognition. Professional consumers need to know which tools are a cut-above and breaking new ground," said Clint DeBoer, Executive Director of the Pro Tool Innovation Awards. "These are the tools that should really be in every tradesman's toolbox. They can save you time, money, and even make the job easier or more ergonomic."

A panel of judges made up of tool professionals from across the United States weighed in on entries from top global manufacturers, and FASCO America® received an award for their Gas Powered Fencing Stapler – F70G Fence 40-315. Here's what the judges had to say about this new stapler:

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Topics: Fence Staples, Fencing, Tools

What Material Is the Best for a Residential Fence?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Fencing is a great way to add privacy and curb appeal to any size residential property. Choosing a material for the fence is one of the most important decisions a homeowner will need to make, and you can help guide them after learning more about the best materials for their residential fence project.


Wood fences are the most popular type of fence and have been around the longest. The type of style and range of colors are unlimited, and wood is a renewable resource if it has been sustainably harvested. The initial cost of a wood fence is much less than vinyl or composite, and if well-constructed, a wood fence will last for many years. Wood fences do require more maintenance than other types of fences. They need to be rinsed off on a regular basis and will need to be repainted or stained every 3-4 years. The upkeep cost of a wood fence will likely make it equal to or more expensive than the other types of fences.  

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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Fence, Fence Staples, Fencing

Do's and Don'ts for a Successful Fencing Project

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 21, 2016 10:30:00 AM

A fence is much more than just a structure that divides two areas of land.  Fencing can solve many problems for land or homeowners such as providing containment for livestock, increasing curb appeal, or offering safety and security. And regardless of the materials used, the most popular options being wire, aluminum, chain link, vinyl, wood and wrought iron, there are some do’s and don’ts when installing a fence to keep in mind.

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Topics: Build Livestock Fences, Fence Staples, Scrail Fasteners, Fencing

Sustainable Farming: How to Build a Gabion to Control Soil Erosion

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 17, 2016 12:26:16 PM

In light of the many studies that have been published that show the negative effects of commercial pesticide use, there has been a dramatic increase in the demand for locally sourced produce. The consumers who want to buy local produce also tend to favor those farms that utilize sustainable farming practices to reduce their environmental impact. Soil erosion removes valuable top soil, which results in decreased crop yields. This is one farming concern that can be mitigated with an eco-friendly solution known as "gabion retaining walls." Here is a quick guide from eHow about gabion construction. 

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Topics: Fence Staples

Home on the Range: Choosing a Fence for the Farm

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 28, 2015 5:41:03 PM

Farm Fencing experts and hobby ranchers from Colorado, Carol Ekarius and her husband, Ken Woodard, wrote an article a few years back for Hobby Magazine. It discusses in a good amount of detail about building a fence for your farm. “Farm fencing is a big expense, both in terms of time and money, but it's one of the most important purchases a farmer will make, and it’s best made early in the process of setting up your farm,” according to Carol and Ken.  Without the right type of fencing for your farm, you could either be spending a lot of money on upkeep, or on recovering lost animals!  Here are a few of the highlights from the article:

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Topics: Fence Staples


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