60" Black Tension Bar

60" Black Tension Bar

The American Fence Company

SKU: 11004B

Regular price $6.93 Sale

While appearing to be little more than a narrow piece of steel, the 60" Black Tension Bar is actually an essential fitting used for building 5' chain link fences. This bar is used to stretch your fence's fabric into a taut state, helping prevent animals and people from being able to crawl under to the other side. Chain link fences used for pets need tension, so that our furry friends don't escape from their yards.

The tension bar's used in conjunction with tension bands (sold separately). Once you've installed the top rails, terminal posts, and line posts for your chain link fence and fitted them with necessary tension bands, unroll your fence fabric. Stand one end of the fabric against a terminal post. Slide the tension bar downward vertically through the end "knuckles" in your fabric and, at the same time, through the tension bands. Install a second tension bar at the opposite end of the fabric, on another terminal post, using the same method.

This 60" Black Tension Bar features black vinyl coating. It is highly rust resistant.

  • Rust resistant 
  • For a 5’ chain link fence
  • Black vinyl coating

How the part fits?  A 60" tension bar is actually 58” in length. It is designed to fit through the last weave of the chain link fabric at the point of termination.

Where is it installedA tension bar is installed at every point where you terminate your chain link fence. 

How many do you need? You will need (1) 60” tension bar at every corner, end, and gate post. For every stretch of fence, you will need (2) total

Once you have installed your post, framework and top rail, you will take the end of the chain link fabric and place it up to the terminal post. Start at the top of the chain link fabric and insert the tension bar down through the bands and the weave of the chain link until you get to the bottom. You will then tighten all the tension and end bands to hold the tension bar in place.