Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 10
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Newdeck New Deck Railing
I decided to use these for uniformity and ease of installation. They do look quite nice. A couple issues to watch for. The holes for holding the rails are 3/8 inch from the edge of the railing so the rails should be predrilled and aim the screws back into the railing away from the end or the rail can split. Also the screw heads will snap off if driven in too fast or far. Even the low torque setting may not prevent this as the mounting post grain varies. So I used short quick bursts to drive the screws in. But all in all it makes a good looking installation. One set of rails that I had to custom cut put the posts into these brackets do I had to grind clearance for that. Not bad though.
December 10, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ekristi Deck-o-rail brackets
These brackets really give a polished sharp look to deck! A bit expensive.
September 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kurt Black Rail Bracket
Easy to install, good quality & fit. Makes rail installation effortless.
April 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RJ Handy Product
The rail connector brackets worked well, the only problem was with the screws that come with the bracket assembly, they have the square head which tend to strip out and break off in the composite deck posts.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 2.0 out of 5.0 by LVHandyman Deckorail Hanger
I chose the deckorail hanger over the deckorators product sold at Lowes. The deckorail hanger is sturdy but the screws can be easily damaged which is disappointing. Theres nothing worse than stripping a screw with no extras in the bag. I also had a difficult time reaching the bottom screw hole of the hanger on my lower deck rail. Now I understand why the deckorator product at Lowes was designed differently.
April 22, 2014