Rated 3.5 out of 5Â by 6
Rated 3 out of 5Â by adourov Make sure you have a square drive bit or use your own #8 deck screws
These brackets were used in conjunction with LIGHTNING RAILS (see separate review) and 4-1/2 ft. x 4 in. x 4 in. Pressure-Treated Wood Double V-Groove Deck Posts (see separate review). The brackets are ideal for rails that are mounted horizontal - ie, parallel to a deck surface. They are a bit less than ideal, but still workable, when used on stair rails. Why? Because the angle of the stair rail placement, sometimes the screws that are supposed to go into the rail missed the rail entirely. The brackets come with screws that have heads already painted black, so they blend in better, however, they screws require a square drive, which I did not have immediate access to. I used standard #8 deck screws - 1 1/4 inch to hold the bracket to the rail, and 2 1/2 inch to hold the bracket to the post. There were a few brackets that I had to cut apart and install in two separate sections - this is NOT a design flaw of the bracket - rather it was because the metal balusters got in the way, due to the length of the rail and where I cut the rail. Even though I had cut a few of the brackets to make them work in my environment, they still performed as they should - holding everything in place in a nice tight fit.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by 18Meters Great Product
The rail brackets were extremely easy to use. I purchased 8 packages (I have 8 sections). The square headed screws worked perfectly, and are a great upgrade from Phillips head screws. The brackets are a huge time saver compared to toe-nailing or screwing in the rail sections.
September 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Christacap Very study railing bracket
First you do have to use a square - not a star or hex - driver for the screws. Use a number 2 and you can get a 2 pack for under $10. The brackets use short screws to hold the railing to the brackets and long screws to bolt the bracket to the post. The screws are sharp and take to the wood very easily - no muscling or starter hole needed.
August 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Builderman Cheap Screws
After stripping every screw because they are cheap I had to smash off all the brackets because I couldn't get the head sunk far enough. I bought some deck screw and used those. Don't ever use the supplied screws or you will waste a lot of time and end up having to buy more brackets when you shouldn't need to . Very bad product that has not been tested by the HomeDepot. The quality seems to be getting lower year by year.
August 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by EGR22 ez to use finished product looked great
Fnished product was a breeze to complete with rail brackets. The small fence around my newly installed egress window looked like a professional job. Not bad for an amateur like me.
August 19, 2014