Lockjaw Wire Anchor | Lockjaw Wire Anchor | Simple fixing and tensioning
The wire tensioning and fixing solution that's easy to use. Ideal for short-run wire fences and espalier.
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Simple and stunning wire system for espaliered fruit trees, plants and flowers

The Lockjaw Wire Anchor system is a high quality method of installing wire systems for a range of multi-purpose applications including espaliered fruit trees, climbing plants and flowers. It is used by professional landscapers and is also used by gardeners and home handymen as a DIY solution. It is ideal to use as a support wire for espalier, with its innovative design simplifying the task of keeping wires taut and in place. The system is easy to setup and install yourself using our ‘Do It Yourself’ instruction guide.

The Lockjaw Wire Anchor System:

  • Post to Post
  • Wooden fence palings
  • Concrete and brick
  • High quality materials with 10 year warranty
  • Attractive and versatile design
  • Easy technique for re-tensioning wires
  • Easy to install yourself using our ‘How To Guide’


The Lockjaw Wire Anchor system can be used for post-to-post wire installations, as well as installations on the face of wooden fencing or walls by using eye screws or our specially designed radial wire guide for fixing. The Lockjaw components are durable and the unique design allows for simple re-tensioning of wire when necessary.

The Lockjaw Wire Anchor system is an easy way to set up espalier – a drill, pop rivet gun and wire cutters are the only 3 tools needed for the job.

Using Lockjaw 4 wire ladder set-up with the heavy-duty surface mount kit.


espalier frameworks

home garden

landscaping projects

small space gardening

garden surrounds

trellis netting supports


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How To Espalier with Lockjaw Starter Kits

Our Starter Kits are designed to get you underway with your first espalier project.

Starter kits are available for post mounting and surface mounting on timber, concrete, brick etc. The surface mounted kits vary to suit light-weight, heavy-duty and diamond espalier projects. To find out whether your project is light-weight or heavy-duty please see details of each in the table below. Each kit contains all the components you will need to set up an espalier framework. This is a cost-effective way to be introduced to the Lockjaw system.



Surface Mounted
  • Growing framework for vegetables
  • Support for climbing plants
  • Climbing roses
  • Jasmine


Our Light-weight Starter Kit is ideal for these projects.



Surface Mounted
Espalier green tree on wall 840
  • Espaliered fruit trees
  • Fences
  • Higher tension / heavy loading
  • High tension over short span.


Our Heavy-duty Starter Kit is ideal for these projects.



Wire threaded through posts
  • Growing frame for climbing plants
  • Privacy screening
  • Perfect for fruit trees
  • Tomatoes, beans, peas etc


Our Post-Mounted Starter Kit is ideal for these projects.

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The fence panel above is 2.5m w X 2m h.



This creates a stylish pattern when growing vines, such as star jasmine, clematis or bougainvillea. This system can be used for fixing onto timber fences, concrete block, or brick substrates, using screw plugs.

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The fence panel above is 3m w X 2m h.




When using the Lockjaw system in coastal environments where corrosive elements such as salt air can affect the durable life of wire, we recommend 2.0mm stainless steel wire rope (this is not braided wire). Both the Anchor Platform and Radial Wire Guides should also be used for more durable fixing.


  • 2.0mm stainless steel wire rope (this is not braided wire).
  • Lockjaw system mounts (anchor platform and radial wire guides)
  • Wire rope and all components available from our online store.

Customise Your Own Project


Should you wish to customise your own project, we have diagrams to help you work out what you need. One is for light-weight projects and the other is for heavy-duty projects. Once you work out what you need, the individual components can be purchased from our online store. 


Light-weight design guide
Heavy-duty design guide
Customers Projects
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Espalier Inspiration


New Zealand-made, invented
and designed! Lockjaw Wire
Anchor ® patent pending.

Lockjaw Wire Anchor – simple and versatile

Home Garden

The simplicity of the Lockjaw Wire Anchor makes it ideal for use by the home gardener.


A convenient way to rig support wires for espaliering fruit trees.

Growing Frame

Ideal for providing wire support for climbing plants.

No More Sag

The system allows for easy re-tensioning of wire with pop rivet gun after removing tension cap.

No Special Tools

A drill, pop rivet gun and wire cutters are the only tools you need.

Sleek Design

The Lockjaw Wire Anchor is visually appealing providing a clean and tidy appearance.

Got a project in mind?

You can get all the components you will need to get the job done at our online store.

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