The Strainrite XT1 Ratchet Strainer may well be the most versatile and superbly designed wire strainer available today. The tensioner is particularly strong, reliable and easy to use.
Suitable for use with all commonly used fence wire sizes due to an oval shaped hole that ensures the fence wire or wires are orientated correctly in relation to the spools axis. The XT1 strainer is a useful tool for strongly joining two 2.5 mm wires without having to tie a knot.
The XT1 has a unique lug that makes the strainer a useful in-line tensioner – without having to cut the wire. The addition of this lug along with a two plane wire guide means that you can use the tensioner without the wire riding up over the lug.
Other excellent design features are the “Y” shaped strengthening ribs on the frame and a Spring Locking Notch, both of which provide extra strength and rigidity to the strainer and its frame. In short, these features prevent the strainer from losing wire tension at any time and with an 11 tooth spool providing finer adjustment than most other tensioners, the XT1 really is a seriously good tool.
Always have some available when you’re planning to do some work with your fence wire!