Using The Easy Batten With Netting Fences
The Styx fence dropper/battens can also be used on netting fences or fences using waratahs.
The batten is slid down through the netting wires, which helps to support the netting and allows an outrigger to be attached to the dropper/batten in one of 4 locations.
Using Styx Batten to Set Up New Wire Fence
When building a fence for the first time, use the markings on the batten to set the wire positions onto the wooden posts. Or you can download the PDF drawings, which gives you the wire spacing.
Installing Batten onto Corroded or Oxidized Wires
For older fences where the wire is corroded or oxidized, we suggest using some detergent and water in a spray bottle, which will act as a lubricant to click the wires into place.
Use Thicker Wire With Battens (No.8 or barbed)
The dropper/battens are designed for 2.5mm high-tensile wire, but you can use thicker wire, such as number 8.
The example shows a number 8 wire located in the bottom groove of the batten and cable-tied into position.
How To Use Cable Ties With The Easy Batten
On the droppers/battens, there are 4 slots on either side of the wire location which can be used for cable ties. You do not need to use this added feature, but it can add extra security if required.
Attach Outrigger Directly to Wooden Post
The Styx Outriggers can be mounted directly to wooden posts and railings, or simply attached to the Styx Easy Batten/Dropper without tools or fasteners.