Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 66
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jc No Sag
About 9/25/15. I used part of a fence 3' by 6' to make a door for the fence. I put 2 2/4's top to bottom cutting ends of the middle 2/3. Wane you put 20 screws it is very sallied. I used 4" Fence screws for the top hinge in the 4by4 and 2by4. I did use it differently then the video.
October 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Typhoon A little more than 20 minutes.
Everything is included in the box which was nice. A couple of the 2x4's needed to be persuaded into the channel of the angle but was nothing a little bang with the hammer couldn't take care of. Was pretty square after assembly. Wish the hinges were designed for 2x4 mounted on a wall as in my case. Hinge is about a 1/2 in proud but works fine. Overall it worked fine and was very easy to use. I used it for a small gate but I am sure it would be pretty good for a larger one.
August 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by knumbknuts Arg! Got it all assembled a hinge was 10 degrees off
So, I got this darned thing all put together, all squared off (because some had said that's a problem), and stood it up and looked at the hinges.
The top one was 10 degrees off vertical. Argh! I took the whole thing apart and just built the gate the old fashioned way.
Avoid this product.
September 6, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JeffL Solid and worth the price
My gate project was only about 37" across, but I figured I'd make it easy and also build it to last, especially with two-year-old twins hanging on it. Despite the experience of others, my kit was actually pretty square. My box did not include instructions or screws at all! So, I used 3" exterior screws to attach the boards and the post hinges and it seems rock solid.
This was a little confusing regarding which boards were screwed to which holes. As long as you don't have screw heads in the way, it squared up really nice.
Do not tighten your screws fully all around until you have it squared. Mine measured on the diagonal was a bit off, but I got it within an 1/8 inch with a few clamps and braces before fully torquing my screws. My gaps on both sides are perfect.
It is true that the 2x4s I used did not fit into the slots by the gate hinges. Home Depot wood is generally crooked and soaking wet, so I am more likely to fault the lumber. However, if you force 2x4s in place, they WILL put your gate out of square. Following the suggestion of others, i just dog eared them. About 1/8 inch trim with a circular saw on the HINGE side is it needed. I give four stars because it takes a few more tools and tweaking than it should, but it gets you 90% of the way.
June 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mulligry Good for 6' gates
I built two gates, 6' each to create a 12' opening. I am very happy with how easy and quick it went, especially with a nail gun! Not sure if it sags yet or not as I just installed it last week (concrete needed to cure for posts) but I would definitely buy this again (and will for a 4' gate). I am recommending this product!
April 30, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by PI Ok at best!
Brackets not square, missing hardware, plan on much more than 20 minutes to build. 2x4's don't fit without altering. If it keeps the gate square and don't sag I can put up with the rest.
August 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FastandFirm Very clever design
used this gate bracket kit over the weekend to replace a 4'x5' stockade fence gate, has integrated hinges so no need to purchase hinges used WRC for dimensional so gate is very light and won't strain newly installed fence post, it would be helpful if this design incorporated a way to add a 3rd cross section to secure pickets in the center to prevent them from moving that can be easily added with a SS L bracket...all in all this is a clever tool
July 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JLynn A few flaws in product, but a great item if you're building a wide gate
First of all I would like to apologize for this long review, but hopefully a few things I've stated below might come in handy when using the "Easy Gate" kit.
I just built a dual gate for a neighbor's RV driveway. I have used the "Easy Gate" kit, on at least a dozen projects and I trust the Easy gate kit when it comes to not sagging. This time I needed the "Easy Gate" kit to come through in a big way, because not only was I making 5-foot-wide gates, but Home Depot was selling the wettest 1 x 6 cedar and treated 2 x 4s I had ever seen in my woodworking career.
As always, the gate frames came together like a breeze, but there are a few things I've learned about the "Easy Gate" kit that perhaps may be of value to the first-time user. #1. Don't use the Easy Gate screws. The screws seem to be made of very soft metal, and the heads strip constantly. #2. The welds that connect the bracket to the hinge are sometimes a little sloppy/bulky and as a result 2 x 4s won't fit snugly into some welded corners. Before assembly I suggest taking note of any welds that might obstruct a tight fit. THEN, dog-ear whatever 2 x 4 is going to be against that weld. Trust me, it will save you a lot of headaches. #3. Sometimes the hinges are a little bowed, bent, or not welded at exactly 90-degrees to the bracket. Said problem has caused some frustration in the past, so I always open 3 or 4 boxes before purchasing. I make sure I have found a box that contains hinges that are as close to perfect as possible. #4. I should also mention that some pipe clamps and Quick Grips really come in handy and help keep everything tight and centered during assembly. #5 A flat surface on which to assemble your easy gate kit is imperative.
Good luck with your next gate,
April 16, 2014