Here, you'll find complete kits, tools and components to tension your cat
fence with a cable.
Tensioning your cat fence will increase the strength of your fence and give
it more structure. Tension cable also helps protect against falling tree
branches and sagging due to winter weather or outside animals running into your
Note: these tension cable kits are designed for the sides of a cat fence
only. They would not be used in the canopy overhang of no-climb cat fences, for
example. They are also only designed for us on our 1 5/8 round posts. The post
cable collars and parts may work on other cat fence systems, but all other
systems use 1 3/8 support posts (thinner in diameter). They most likely do not
have the strength to add much tension and you may bend those posts.
These cat fence tensioning cable kits include everything you need to install
cable on a new fence or retrofit an existing fence with tension cable.
Standard kits include collars that slide over the posts. Retrofit post cable
collars slide in from the side so you don't need to remove fencing from the
Kits contain: collars, enough cable for two positions and tensioning
connectors. This is usually the top before the no-climb canopy begins and where
the poly cat fencing mesh meets the cat fencing bottom wire mesh (usually at
30"). That gives you one cable near the top for structure and another to hogring
your bottom wire to (see below). You can also do a top cable and a bottom cable,
which helps support the base of a cat fence in uneven terrain.
Not included is a tensioning tool (available separately) which is suggested
for 8ga cable kits or large 12ga steel cable fences. Also suggested is a
hogringer hand tool with hogrings. Hogrings make circles of galvanized or
stainless steel that connect tension cable to cat fencing mesh. We supply a
hogringer 9/16 commercial grade tool with hogrings (available separately) or a
hogringer 11/16 that comes with 1000 hogrings to start. Both hogringer tools
self feed the hogrings; Pull the handle and it advances the rings and makes the
Use 8ga monofilament for any fence fully or partially supported by trees;
12ga black braided steel for all other fences
We supply two different types of cable:
Both are the same strength but each is used for different reasons. Steel
cable is almost always used unless you're supporting some or all of your fence
on trees, then you will use the monofilament cable. Monofilament stretches and
can move when your trees move in wind or grow over time. For cat fence
applications you will almost always use steel cable.
Individual traditional tensioning hardware along with components parts and