Cutting Chain Link Fence


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Old 04-30-17, 05:34 AM
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Cutting Chain Link Fence

Forgot to tell the guys to leave it an inch above the ground so I could put some rubber belting under it to eliminate grass trimming, my fault.

I have one of these, Stanley 9-1/2-Inch MaxSteel Linesman Pliers, will that work or will I ruin them and my arm?

I don't know the gauge fencing but it is vinyl coated and about 70' long.

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I think I'd spray weedkiller at the base of the fence before I'd cut it.
 
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If it were me I would raise the fabric since it's only an inch your looking for. If it has pipe top rails it shouldn't be too difficult. Don't think I would be cutting it either.
 
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It does have the pipe top rail, I'll have to go look how to do that. This fence is just for my dog to do his thing.


I think I'd spray weedkiller at the base of the fence before I'd cut it.
I wasn't going to mention this cause people will think I really am crazy but I'm now thinking of buying 1x5-1/2" PVC trim board, paint it green and put that under the fence.

4" of snow tonight so plenty of time to think about it.
 
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Except at the end posts the fencing is just secured to the posts/rails with aluminum wire. Raising it shouldn't be a big deal but you'd probably need to restretch it in the process.
 
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I used to dis-assemble that kind of UV Rated chain-link fencing by un-weaving one strand of the wire and removing it . . . . I would then re-weave a strand back into the two ends to create one continuous circle, which would serve as a self-standing and well aerated compost bins.

Perhaps you can find enough slack to do something similar without resorting to cutting the wire
 
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You also might consider pouring a 6" or 8" mow strip under the mesh if that is something that would be possible for you. Neat, clean, permanent and the answer to the weed issue.
 
 

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