Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 13
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Hardline223 Terrible Workmanship
While opening the shipping carton, I couldn't but help hear a lot of metal rattling around in the carton, which was a bad sign since the gate was supposed to come ready for use. Upon inspecting it, I saw one of the vertical rails was loose because there was no screw holding it to the top rail. I checked all the other vertical rails and everyone was loose. The screws were only partially tightened and everyone of the screws had a stripped out head from using a power tool on them in an attempt to tighten them. I had to use pliers to remove the screws and replace every one of them. Then I had to paint them so they were all black. The product information clearly states that a 36 inch wide gate is actually 35 inches wide as you have to add a half inch on either side for the hinges. Luckily I didn't set the posts yet as this gate is 34 1/2 inches wide, which throws your measurements off for the ;posts.
September 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Flower Great gate purchase
The gates are well made and easy to install. The hardware package was complete so installation
April 15, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MrJosh ATTRACTIVE, BUT NOT ROBUST
I use these in the house as pet gates for my Saint Bernards. They're much better than kiddy gates and way better looking, but they can still be demolished fairly easily by a determined 140lb dog. This is my second set because one of my last dogs bulldozed through the bars like they weren't there on the last set.
August 16, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dogged Works as Dog Gate With Modifications
As others have commented, this gate as it comes out of the box won't contain a dog, but that's what I bought it for, and I made it work.
I got this to go on my back porch to keep my dogs in. One is a Jack Russell who could walk right between these bars, the other is a Pit/Malamute who can destroy anything and who is a dedicated escape artist.
So, how I made this gate work. I found a really good deal ($29.00) on a black metal dog kennel with side panels that measured 34" x 24". I took it apart and screwed two of the panels across the inside of the gate, using some pre-drilled mending plates to also attach it to some of the bars to keep it rigid and prevent it from rattling. I reinforced mine (probably more than necessary) with lots of mending plates and lots & lots of screws, because I wanted to make sure I only did this once.
If you line everything up well (and use black panels), it turns out looking very nice and it's extremely sturdy. The added kennel panels are inconspicuous and the gate (at least from the outside) looks like it came that way from the factory.
I would say for the price I paid for the gate plus the kennel, this was a very good value. If you just try to use it straight out of the box, you better be using this for looks only, though. I doubt it could contain a determined toddler.
December 8, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Shopperpeggy Gate
The gate is the only part of the fence that was the quality I expected. Lightweight, but solid.
The base is pretty sturdy, but the posts that go into it are not. They don't tighten into the base as described. I assisted my contractor with the assembly, and he kept asking me, are you sure you don't want to return this?
The bars are a very lightweight hollow aluminum. When assembling, the screws just turn freely when trying to tighten. The posts do not lock into the base tightly. Decorative only. Would not hold up with kids or dogs.
Would have returned it, but didn't realize how fragile & wobbly the fence would be when completely installed. Would not buy again, and cannot recommend.
July 2, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BKAUSTENE not high strength
This product is listed online at high strength which is completely inaccurate. We bought and installed this to have a protected area of our yard for our dogs. With very little room in between the rails, it seemed perfect. Once installed, our full grown Colley pushed her way through the rails and can come and go as she pleases. The rails are not strong at all and bow out when barely pushed on at all. I wouldn't recommend this fence for anythings except to protect your flowers.
July 15, 2008
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by kolder Gate was weak
we ordered this gate to add to an esxisting wooden fence and from the looks of it on-line it looks pretty sturdy, but when we saw it in person it did not match up to our expectations. It was not sturdy and our dog could bend the rails easily. This gate is better sutted for asthetics in your yard, not for keeping the dogs behind bars!
March 17, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by badpaul44 Decent gate for the money
This gate is a little flimsy and I certainly wouldn't recommend it for keeping dogs penned up in the back yard, but for keeping toddlers out of the pool area, it's just fine. A heavier-duty gate of this style will cost 2-3 times more, so I would call this gate a good value..
June 22, 2009