This fence stretcher/splicer is built for easy operation and can be used to splice wire, stretch wire, to hold and staple wire, and to raise wire or draw wire down. When splicing wire, the unit holds the ends in place so both hands are free to make the splice. Its unique features allow other operations to be made with one hand when necessary. Made from heavy gauge steel construction this all steel ratchet bar measures 1-1/4" wide, 5/16" thick, 24" action, 1,000 lb. pull, and has a yellow enamel finish.