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4 Tools To Take Down a Chain Link Fence

Updated: Jul 17, 2022

The Tools I Use To Take Down A Chain Link Fence

Time for another project. The bank my Dad works for needed a 150 foot section of chain link fence taken down, my son and I were up for the task. On a difficulty scale I give taking down a chain link fence a 2 out of 5. It only took us two hours to take it down and load it up. These are the 4 tools we used.

1. Bolt Cutters

I used the Bolt Cutters to cut all the connectors at the posts that connected the chain link fence to the posts. I also used the Bolt Cutters to cut the long wire that runs the length of the chain link fence at the bottom.

2. Reciprocating Saw and Blades

The Reciprocating Saw and metal cutting blade were used to cut the chain link fence posts at the base. We had to cut them flush with the cap blocks for a finished look. We also used the Reciprocating Saw to cut the top pipe sections of fence in half so they could fit on our trailer.

3. Hammer

The Hammer was used to hammer down the remaining lip of the chain link fence post on top of the cap block that the saw blade could not cut off.

4. Wrenches

The 1/2 inch and 9/16 inch wrenches were used to remove the fence door hinges and also the bars that pull the chain link fence tight at each end of the fence. You could easily use a ratchet or a rechargeable drill to remove the bolts.


I hope this list helps you get your chain link fence project completed. As always do not forget your PPE and be safe in everything you do. Check out my blog www.top5toolstouse.com for other great tool list information.

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