Another repair that often has to be carried out is to damaged arris rails. Use galvanised arris rail repair brackets and some galvanised nails.
For a split or crack in the length of the arris rail, the repair bracket is simply put in place over the damage and nailed or screwed down.
Where clips have been used to secure panels or brackets have been used to secure arris rails, remove the clips or brackets and lift the post out and install a new one.
If you have closeboard fences where the arris rails are supported in notches, or panel fences where nails hold the panels to the posts, it is more difficult to remove a single damaged post without destroying part of the fence.