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DIY Chain Link Fence

Do you like getting your hands dirty while you are saving money? Precision Fencing can help you every step of the way with your DIY chain link fence, or gate installation. Don’t be overwhelmed looking at the diagram to the right. A chain link fence is just a few main parts and several other pieces holding it all together.

It’s essential to note that DIY fence repairs may not be suitable for all situations. For complex or extensive damage, it’s often advisable to consult with a professional fence contractor to ensure the job is done correctly and safely.

Benefits of DIY

Cost Savings


Immediate Attention

Sense of Accomplishment


Cost Savings


Immediate Attention

Sense of Accomplishment


Precision Fencing can help you do it yourself!

Here is a quick breakdown of the chain link fence parts:

1. Line Post Top (aka Loop Cap): These tie and secure the chain link fabric to the various posts.

2. Fence Ties: This is used on the top of each line post to allow the top rail to slide through and to help hold the top rail in place.

3. Top Rail: The top rail is the pipe on the top of the fence that slides through the loop cap and what the chain link material gets attached to with the tie wires.

4. Tension Band: These attach the chain link fabric to the end (or terminal) posts.

5. Rail End: Attaches to the terminal or line post with a rail end band.

6. Rail End Band (aka Brace Band): Attaches to the various posts with nuts and bolts.

7. Gate Fork Latch: This attaches to a gate collar and attaches to the gate. This keeps the gate closed.

8. Terminal Post Cap: This is a cap that goes on the top of the terminal post. It helps to protect the interior of the of the terminal post from them weather.

9. Line Post: These add stability to the fence. These are spaced no more than 10′ apart.

10. Tension Wire Clip (aka Hog Rings): These attach the tension wire to the chain link fabric.

11. Tension Wire: Placed on the bottom of the fence to help make the fence sturdier and more secure at the bottom.

12. Terminal Post: This can be either an end post, corner post, or a gate post. This post is the post at the end of a stretch of fence or a corner.

13. Tension Bar: Used at each end post, they stretch the chain link fabric. This is attached to the fence with tension bands and nuts and bolts.

14. Gate Post Hinge (aka Male Hinge): This is attached to the gate to allow the gate to swing.

15. Gate Frame Hinge (aka Female Hinge): The male hinge goes through the female hinge to connect the gate to the gate post.

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