Place the Two-Piece Spooler on the rail
by first holding the Spooler up to the
rail and then sliding the removable
section into the appropriate slot.
Keep 12˝ (305mm) to 18˝ (457mm)
from line post.
Square the spooler (with a speed
square) to the rail before tensioning.
– Use one Spooler for every 660
of Rail and/or when 90˚ of elevation
and directional change occur.
– Corners, small dips and rises create
friction so use one Spooler for every
– Make sure rail is hand tight before
final tensioning with spooler.
Must have sufficient slack in rail for
one full rotation before becoming taut.
To make installation and tightening easier and safer, use the Extended
Handle Ratchets. Place a ratchet on each Spooler hub.
Slide on extended handles and remove the safety pin from the rubber strap.
Tension the rail by first ratcheting the Extended Handles (use the safety
pin to hold the tension while ratcheting back) then remove safety pin,
repeat ratcheting until taught.
Two locking pins MUST be placed opposite each other in holes
closest to the tensioned rail.
For best presentation - install Spoolers to line up vertically.
Just – buckle it up!
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Installing the Convenient
Two Piece Spooler
Extended Handle Ratchets
Long Handle Ratchets
• Tensioning Spooler
- Colors: White, Black and Brown
- Sizes: 4˝, 5˝ and 6˝ (108mm, 133mm
Other Tools Needed
• Speed Square
• Extended Handle Ratchets
• Long Handle Ratchets
Used for tensionsing all rail products
Install Spooler and tension the fence
For aesthetics - place Spooler 12˝ (305mm) minimum
from line post
Place Spooler on rail and slide “removable”
hub piece into place
Allow for one full rotation before becoming taut
Place locking pins into pre-drilled holes,
opposite each other, to stop the Spooler
2 Person Installation Option
Use two long handled 1/2˝ (12mm) drive ratchets (one on each end of the hub).
Always Follow These Steps:
A) Pull both long handles towards you.
B) Hold one (A) steady while ratcheting back the other (B)
C) Now hold (B) steady and ratchet back (A) and finally
D) Pull both towards you again. Repeat as needed.
– Don’t over-tension the rail or tension a spooler on a taught fence.
– When tensioning, use two people: one to ratchet, one to assist with
the alignment and to lock pins in place.