Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 79
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nate Overall good product.... but use different screws
These arrived in perfect condition and well packaged. They look much much better than the 2x2 wood balusters that was the original plan. Everything comes in the package with no need to by separate pegs. Easy to assemble and sturdy but there are a couple issues.
Included screws have brittle heads. I broke off a couple of the screw heads when installing. I thought it was the impact driver I was using, but then I switched to using a little 12 volt drill and it happened again. Use 2" PT rated deck screws instead.
The pegs that hold the balusters have a slight amount of play in them, so if there is even a 1/16" gap they will rattle a bit when you walk around the deck. PT wood is going to shrink as it dries so this is bound to happen. This is not a big deal at all, but if you think it will bug you just use wood that is Kiln dried after treatment (more expensive) and make sure that any bows in the wood between the top and bottom rails are pointed toward each other when you torque it down.
Those are long explanations for the 2 cons, but neither one is really a big deal.
June 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Silverfox15 Install was difficult at first
The product came as expected and looks great. The only issue that I had was installation. I attempted to install the balusters with the bottom railing attached. Big mistake!! I found the best way was to assemble each section was to do it flat on the ground then securing the section with two pieces of scrap wood and then putting them in place. Knowing this from the start would have saved me some time with install.
June 3, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Sneed What? No square driver for screws?
I bought three boxes of these balusters. When it came time to install I found the screws that were included were square drive screws. I didn't have a square drive bit at my summer home nor did I have enough screws to replace the ones that came with the balusters. So, I had to travel a 32 mile round trip to the nearest hardware store to get the correct bit. It's a little aggravating to be in the middle of a project and have to stop for something as small as a square driver bit.
That makes an otherwise good product a little less than desirable. I think for the price a bit to drive the screws provided would be a reasonable request. Or provide phillips head screws. By the way, I checked all three boxes and no square bit driver was included in any.
October 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grizzy Good product for application.
After considering wood I decided these balusters would better meet my needs. Low maintenance, more open look.
September 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by EqualJustice Contrasting color
Easy to install at a fair price. The only drawback was the fasteners didn't match the color of the baluster. If purchasing other than black be aware of this fact the fasteners are black and contrast to the bronze.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jdub81 Great product, very few flaws.
These were easy to install and look great. One bar was dented slightly and another had about an eighth inch hole in it. This was out of about 75 bars and it was easy to conceal. They had a lot of ounce and made a rattling noise when walking on the deck, but the stain on the deck helped with that and a small drop of silicone got the rest.
June 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Luana1 32 in bronze aluminum round balusters
Product came in a timely fashion and everything was in great shape.
April 29, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Gatoman Recommend with reservations-online mounting details not accurate.
I'd recommend this product with reservations: mounting details differ from online literature, and the included instructions were poorly photocopied and difficult to read. Be aware that balusters used for stair guard rails will need to be angle cut, a somewhat messy and exacting process that was not required in the initial mounting design described online. Also, tubes need to be chamfered to removed burrs from inside diameter; otherwise, I found assembly onto mounting balls to be nearly impossible. The chamfering reamer from a tubing cutter designed for copper plumbing works for this. Use the clutch setting on your driver drill; the stainless screws are somewhat soft and will break if over-torqued.
With the above caveats, I'm pleased with the finished appearance of this product. Tubes were nicely and consistently coated, accurately cut to length, and well packaged. Enough connectors and screws were provided to allow for the occasional incompletely molded connector and broken screw. They offer a good looking alternative to conventional 2x2 balusters, in my opinion, even though the installation details need improvement.
May 2, 2016