Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 10
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Fattysquirrel Squirrel B-Gone II feeder pice of junk
Unless you have 5lb this product does not work, if they grab the bar the lid will close but the squires will climb on the closing lid and eat away quite happily using it as a shelf to rest on.
I have moved the weight to the lightest setting still will not close with the squire on the lid, I even put weights on the bar, but that just closes all the time.
The plastic screen is the thinnest and cheapest I have seen on any product , I am now stuck with this $50 piece of junk and my only hope is the squires gorge themselves so full they put on a few pounds and this product may work, or they die of obesity. So if you are concerned with your squires getting too fat get this product.
August 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Guvnobob Almost sqirrel proof, but there is no such thing
This feeder holds the most amount of feed of any squirrel proof bird feeder that I've seen and I own quite a few. This is the best one at being squirrel proof that I've found. . The only slight negative is that there is a tiny hotizontal gap between the bottom front ot the storage bin and the closed hopper shield. Squirrels will figure that one out, so far they haven't. To totally squirrel proof any pole feeder, put a six inch, six foot piece of stove pipe over the pole. They can't climb the stove pipe. Now if I could only find a feeder that is raccoon proof. Those rascals will pick a feeder up, throw it to the ground and then tear it apart..
June 19, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Leadhuskie Not very squirrel proof
The space between the squirrel proof seed cover and the front of the feeder is wide enough for a squirrel to get to the seed. In order to keep the squirrels from getting to the seed I installed a piece of thin plastic to the seed cover to close this gap. Also, the top that covers the filling hole of the feeder is easily opened by squirrels.
January 2, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Product does what it claims with drawbacks
I find the product has some drawbacks. First I do not like the cable hanging system. It lets the feeder swing. I also find the space on the sides of the moving lever allows food to get stuck and causes the cover to be stuck in the closed position. The cover or lid is also a bit small for adding up to 12 lbs of food. The construction is mostly of Plexi glass with a metal frame. Am I unhappy? not really, just my preferences were more towards the older model compared to this one, I find no other product on the market to compete with this one that has the features or capacity.
November 6, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by renovation will not buy this again
I had this unit for about 2 years. The the first unit was replaced by the manufacture do to a defect.. now the wire that attach's the top lid has broke. wire cable seems to had failed do to the elements.
we had to grease the pole holding the unit to keep the squirrels from getting into the feeder. they sit on top and help them self smart squirrel's.
pro's -hold a lot of feed , easy to see amount of feed in unit.
cons - paint fads from sun, lid rusts, heavy when filled with seed. have had to reset filler top due to smart squirrel's when they figured out how to slid it over to reach in.
March 6, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PoorerRichard Well-designed and produced. A garden jewel!
We bought this to replace Squirrel-be-gone I which lasted twelve years! This time, the pole mounting hardware is separate, though. We were able to jury rig a mounting system for the old wooden post where the last one had been set. Overall the quality is excellent and the top/refilling security is better than ever.
September 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Coach squirrel issue
A nice product, but the squirrels remove the top to get feed.
January 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by h2otstr Not at all squirrel proof
The raccoons jumped on this feeder, knocked it sideways and the top opens too easily, then the squirrel got on top where the feed goes and got completely inside the feeder to eat the seed. Very disappointed with this feeder for as much as it cost.
January 5, 2012