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The winter months in New England can be a lean time for fence installation and other outdoor-based businesses. But before you write off the season entirely, consider these tips for turning the “off-season” on and making winter one of your most productive times of the year!

Tool Inventory & Maintenance

One way to be sure you’re at the top of your game come spring? Take an inventory of all of your fence installation tools, giving them a good once over cleaning, and making note of any that need to be repaired or replaced. Do a little research to find out if there are additional tools that you could add to your kit to help you and your team install different types of fence faster and more efficiently.

We recommend the following tools to make your job easier:

  • Doweling Machine: A dowel drilling machine (also referred to as a dowel boring machine) is a machine used for the processing of wood. Dowel drilling machines are used to drill dimensionally accurate holes in wood, into which the dowels – the round, threadless, wooden pegs used for wood constructions – can be inserted.
  • Auger: Auger drilling devices are used to drill holes for fence posts. Because the drill bit is shaped like a helical screw, dirt moves upward as the screw is driven into the ground.
  • Hammer Drill: A hammer drill is essential for digging post holes in rocky soil. This will save time and your back since you can drill down through the rock instead of having to manually remove it.

Custom Consultations with AVO

Our showroom in Stoughton is open throughout the winter Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm. Some of our partners work right through January and February during milder winters, and we make sure we are always ready and stocked for their projects. Winter is also a great time to stop in and chat all things fence with our staff. We’re happy to share our expertise and knowledge with you! We occasionally host educational workshops, and are open to scheduling custom personal consultations to help you grow your business in 2019.

This winter, turn the off-season ON, with AVO Fence & Supply. Contact AVO today or visit us in Stoughton for expert tips, advice, and all of the high-quality products you love!


More than your local fence company, AVO Fence & Supply knows there is always more to learn when it comes to the latest tips,technology and professionalism in the fencing industry. We’re taking that expertise and sharing it here. Start planning your next fencing project today with AVO Fence & Supply.

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Andrew Knott
President and General Manager of AVO Fence and Supply