This 4" Black End Bands [14 Gauge], also known as the brace band, has been designed and engineered for installing chain link fences—its particular function being the attachment of horizontal rails, tension wires, and barbed wire to terminal posts (end posts, gate posts, corner posts). Before installing this end band, your terminal posts need to be fitted with tension bands. To attach, slip the end band over the terminal post adjacent to the rail end. Next, slide the rail end between the end band's tangs. Secure using a carriage bolt (sold separately). This end band features black vinyl coating.
How the part fits? The end band couples around the gate post, corner post, and end post to connect top, bottom, or mid-rails, barb arms/barbed wire, tension wire, and more.
Where is it installed? The end band fits on the gate, corner, or end post. The band can be placed on the upper, middle, or lower part of the post depending on the use.
How many do you need? To attach the top rail, you will need at least (1) end band per termination of fence. For every full stretch of fabric, you will need (2) end bands for your (2) terminal posts. This rule is also true for bottom or mid rail, tension wire, barbed wire, or other use.
When using the end band for top rail, end bands should be installed after you install your tensions bands. Your end band will slide over your terminal post adjacent to your rail end. You will then slide your rail end in between the tangs of the end band and place a 5/16” x 1-1/4” carriage bolt (part 11170B, not included) through the band and rail end and tighten the nut.