Whether building decorative fencing for your home or installing electric fence for a pasture, having the correct fencing tools is one way to ensure a smooth installation. Wire cutters, tensioning tools and crimpers are a few examples of tools which are common for building fence. For the electric type of fence, fence testers and wire stretchers are key components to the installation process. Other types of fencing tools include wire spools and winders for keeping wire organized, easing handling and increasing safety on the job. Post hole drivers for installing metal fence posts are necessary as well as the correct size staples for attaching fence to wooden posts. A few specialized fencing tools for barbed wire fence will make the install safer. Two of these include a barbed wire carrier and a wire gripper. Gloves, eye protection, and other safety gear can be considered good fencing tools for personal protection while installing.