Rated 2.1 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Blacksquirrel Poor instructions, packaging and manufacturing
The instructions are terrible. They instruct you to turn the spring in the wrong direction but don't tell you how to keep it in place. It doesn't "ratchet" like they say.
The first bag I bought was missing the adjusting rod and the keeper pins; and in the second bag one of the hinges were mismanufactured.
July 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tom adjusting the tension for self closing
to adjust the tension, this is the only method for me that works. Using the "adjusting rod", rotate the tension wheel clockwise, then stick that little pin in one of the holes furthest from the rod. The pin will keep the tension wheel from returning to its original position. this doesn't seem like a great design, and i'm not even sure if i'm doing it the right way, but it does work. I'm giving this 4 stars because you can't beat the price. Not sure if they'll hold up over time, but again, for 17 dollars, i'm used to terrible instructions. you get what you pay for as they say.
June 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rykman These do not work!
These do not self close a wood gate, if you try to tighten the spring it just releases and you have to try again, you can never get it where it will actually close the gate, it can't even move the gate a little. Total waste of money, these are going back.
June 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYGUY cant adjust the spring tension
just purchased but cant seem to figure out how to adjust the tension. The instructions are beyond useless and the on line instructions are just a repeat of the same as on the package. Where does the retaining pin go? I'm usually pretty good at figuring things out but not this apparently. I will have to return these and find another solution.
January 11, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ajz Looks Good, But Bolts Snap Off
They look good, and they're easy to install. However, the bolts snap (three per pair) when I went back to re-torque. I don't torque excessively as I am well versed in household work and fine model crafting. Just cheap metal from Asia.
July 22, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by cdog Instructions worthless
Same problem. Instructions don't explain how to adjust tension. They aren't self closing since I don't know how to adjust them.
August 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dave19001 Nice hinge, instruction stink
The hinge seems fine, however, after I installed the hinge I wanted to adjust the spring tension on the hinge there were no instructions; only a worthless picture.
September 21, 2013