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Readers Respond: How do You Use Binder Twine?

Responses: 34


Baler Twine

A friend of mine uses her to make hay nets! They work wonderfully.
—Guest Boss_MareGA

bean assist

We always hung it from a cable strung 0ver a row of pole beans. The bean plants climb up and picking the beans was much easier.
—Guest Gardenman

Christmas wreath, belt, etc.

I actually used twine as a belt once. I also use it to tie many things together at the farm. I made a Christmas wreath last year using baling twine to tie it together.
—Guest Kaitlin

Gate fixn'

I Use it to tighten the support cabels on my gates so when they start to drag the ground I make a loop over the cable and through a rung on the gate. Then lift upthe gate to the height you want it and tie the twine tight around so it reduces the slack on the cable
—Guest Daltonperkins

Saved some sunflowers for me

I have sunflowers that are taller than people, and the b-twine helped me keep them standing tall in a heavy wind, which would have broken them. http://tinyurl.com/yabv7qx
—Guest tudacee

binder twine

Like duct tape it is an essential part of your tack box . fixing fences, saddle , bridles any broken tack or chin straps. make great leads if your in a hurry. I always carry a good supply out on the trail. It marks trails well. You can braid it for lots of things. You can even make tow ropes out of it. Dog leads etc as you can braid in the clips and they don't come out. Between the two Duct tape and twine U can harness the world. Ha ha.
—Guest shari

Hay bale puller

I have my hay stored on the end of the barn up in a hay loft. I only keep one bale down at the stalls at a time so I was spending along of time going up and down the hay loft ladder. So I lined the hayloft edge with hay bales laying on the side and tied half of a baling twine to it so all I have to do is pull it down when needed. Now I can use 6 bales before I have to climb back up the ladder. LOVE IT!


I use it in the garden as plant and flower support ties and young trees too.
—Guest Keeta

binder twine

we use ours for campfire starters. not the plastic ones of course.
—Guest deni

Throttle cable

Instant repair to a dumper truck throttle cable. Superb.
—Guest J Burdfield

Kid's Crafts

My kids braid it into jump ropes, tie water bottles to their bikes, and even made a dog leash. They've learned to be creative and use their imaginations.

Binder twine

Bailing twine is great for cleaning buckets. Wad it up and use it for a scrubber to clean your water buckets. Gail
—Guest Gail

binder twine

braid it into rugs for the porch and barn lasts for several years.
—Guest tired horse

lead ropes from hay strings

I 4-strand round braid several strands of hay string to make lead ropes and gate ties. They last for years, and the multi-strand ropes soon get as smooth as any other rope. The more you use it the better (and softer) it becomes.
—Guest katenmkate

baler twine

baler twine is great for tying gates shut. When it wears out, guess you could probably find a new one somewhere handy!
—Guest pugsy

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