Brace and Fence kit considerations
Use on ends of braces or rail fencing. One-way bands can also be used on line posts where turns need to be made.
Can be stacked and will have an offset horizontal appearance which may or may not be critical.
Use on straight sections of rail fenceUse on existing fence posts to add a brace or be stacked to give a 4-way brace post
You have a choice on a double brace. You can stack a one-way band or use a two-way band if going straight. If horizontal appearance is critical, use a two-way band (180 degree, straight only) or the drill and pin method (90 to 270 degree) can be used.
Gate hinge considerations
We suggest using 2-way brace bands on posts where cross braces and wire have been installed. Since the 2-way brace bands tighten together to form the compression, these brace bands do not need to be slid on from the top down and are generally easier to install and adjust. They also have more clamping force.
If you prefer a slimmer look and the post allows you to slide the band on, 1-way bands also work great. If you can’t slide them on, bending the band open and bending the band shut again is the only way to install these bands which is not easy and may fatigue the metal bands.