People who try it, have adopted it!

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  • It is a manual binder which makes a link automatically.
  • The manipulation of this tool is made by one hand and this WITHOUT ANY PINCHING ACTION (no more risk of tendinitis). The arm works and this, without any effort.
  • The other hand is therefore free to put the stick in the right position.
  • It can be used with the right or left hand!
  • Its automatic use enables you to work with gloves.
  • The link between the two is very quick in 3 seconds tops!
  • The movement is divided in 3 simple steps: 1 – push 2 – pull 3 – lift.
  • The link will deteriorate little by little to break when the time for pulling wood has come.


  • link in galva wire of 0,40mm (0,44mm in option)
  • between 1100 et 1200 links per spool (with a wire of 0,40mm)
  • weight with a new spool: approximately 500g
  • in case of bad use, wire can be put back in place very quickly
  • greasing with vaseline
  • cleaning with petrol or white Spirit
  • created and made in France
  • Possible revision at the Ligatex workshop. Contact your dealer.

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  • green spool 4/10 mm, between 1100 and 1200 links per spool
  • red spool 4.4/10 mm, between 1000 and 1100 links per spool
  • grey spool 5/10 mm, between 800 and 900 links per spool

bobine verte de fil métallique Ligatex
bobine rougede fil métallique Ligatex
bobine grise de fil métallique Ligatex



Used for several years in all the great vineyards of France, but also, in Germany, Italy, Australia … the binder Ligatex has conquered all its users.

1. Push

1. Push

2. Pull

2. Pull

3. Lift

3. Lift



It is very important to do these movements WITHOUT ANY ABRUPTNESS; The handling of Ligatex does not require any effort. You just need to go forward until it stops, and backwards until it stops (simply completely, as the wire is cut at the end of the traction) and that is it. It is better to work smoothly rather than quickly.


LIGATEX does not require any particular care but only to be used normally. There is no part of systematic tear and wear(even by the cutting-thread which cuts through and does not cut; no sharp edge!) You just need to keep it clean AND ESPECIALLY NOT TO GREASE IT TOO MUCH!!! The entire visible mechanism would cover itself then with dirt. It is just enough to grease slightly the parts in friction with some oil of sewing machine or some penetrating oil.


WARNING: Use the LIGATEX spool only - Specific winding. See the section below ``Changing the spool`` for more information.


The rolling-up of the spools is specific to Ligatex. If, in spite of the very attentive care brought to the rolling-up, the wire was stuck, the link would not work any more. It is just necessary to pull 10 cms of wire to cross the blocked zone (surrounded) by the spool then to redo the stages 3 and 4 above (use the binder “empty” to cut the thread and to put back the extremity in a good position).


1. After taking out the empty spool by pinching the pin and putting a new spool (pin on the top), put the thread in the tube guide-thread.

2. Pull a few centimeters of the wire at the exit of the guide-thread.

3. Hold the wire and the hook.

4. Use the vine binder by holding it by the hook and by pulling on the handle.
At the end of the traction, the wire is cut and is put in place correctly.

Right Position of the wire: the wire is in a good position
(exit at the right angle of the guide-thread), towards the bottom.

If while in use, a wrong move would tangle the wire , just repeat the steps 2, 3 and 4 of the change of the spool.
In a few seconds , the binder will be ready again !




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 LEBEC establishments, exclusive distributors of the LIGATEX binder.

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