Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BobRN thin
I had been buying 50 pack of 18" stakes from another hardware store 50 miles away for 7.99 (16 cents each). I was making a trip to Home Depot about 30 miles away for other items. I only need 30+ stakes, so I thought I would by 3 dozen. 12 pack of 17.5" stakes for 3.97 (33 cents each). I would not have minded the extra cost if the quality was good. The stakes are much thinner 1/2 instead of the normal 3/4in. THe packaging was such that I could not see how thick they were. THe stakes bend very easily; out of the 12 stakes 7 cracked or broke. I was using these for building concrete forms and kickers for the forms. I will end up returning 2 dozen (30 miles one direction and driving back 50 miles the other direction to get good stakes.
One thing nice about these stakes is that they drive in much easier. Since they are thinner it is less soil to move out of the way.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jeannea Great option for "pickets"
I bought a large quantity (24 dozen) to make a "picket" fence to border my 12'x20' barn instead of using the "usual" lattice. Some of the pickets were cut wonky but they weren't meant for finish work but I will have enough to sort out most "seconds." Took forever to paint and I haven't installed them yet because I will need to shorten them to follow grade - one at a time! Hopefully will be done this weekend - weather permitting.
July 3, 2013