96" Black Tension Bar

96" Black Tension Bar

The American Fence Company

SKU: 11017B

Regular price $31.60 Sale

The 96" Black Tension Bar is an essential piece used in making 8' chain link fences. Despite appearing to be little more than a narrow slat of material, it is this bar (combined with separately sold tension bands) that provide chain link fabric the tension needed for a strong, impervious barrier. Without tautness, your fabric will sag at points, allowing animals and people to crawl through.

After setting up your terminal posts, top rails, and line posts, unroll your chain link fabric. Stand one end of it against a terminal post. Slide the 96" Black Tension Bar downward through the end "knuckles" of the fabric as well as through the above mentioned tension bands. Repeat the process using the opposite end of the fabric after situating it at another terminal post.

This tension bar is black in color and made of rust resistant material.

  • Pair with tension bands 
  • For a 8’ fence 
  • Black vinyl coating
  • Resistant to rust

How the part fits? A 96" tension bar is actually 94” in length. It is designed to fit through the last weave of the chain link fabric at the point of termination.

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

How many do you need? You will need (1) 96” 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.