Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 33
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jay Waste of time and money for mailbox
Took the lazy route instead of burying a few feet of mailbox post and decided to try this. Bad move. It was easy enough to sledge in, but you're left with the whole bracket needing to remain above ground so you can ratchet it tight. Worse is that because the actual wood post is only attached to 4 inches of this, it wobbles like crazy. After a few months of that nonsense, I pulled it up, ratcheted it to the mailbox, dug a real post hole and buried it another 4 inches. Still wobbles.
May 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mick Great, easy to use
I purchase this to place a single 4 x 4 post outside our kitchen window, upon which I mounted several bird feeders. Very easy to install with just a 3lb sledge hammer. Quite stable.
May 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Weekender A complete waste of time and money
The fence post anchor system doe s not work. In soft solid, the posts won't remain in place. In hard soil the box bends long before it is ever down all the way and good lock with the post ever being straight. Even if you can manage to get it completely down, the steel isn't thick enough to be able to hold the post steadily in place over time. Do yourself a favor and do not buy this product.
July 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sc Great choice when cement isn't an option
Somebody took out our mailbox and post with their truck, however -5 below zero weather meant setting a new post in concrete was not going to work. This stake worked out great and provided a good repair solution.
December 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SoCalDYI Expensive, but worth it
I planned to buy a cement block with brackets to replace an old mailbox post. However, a Mission Viejo, CA Home Depot sales associate did recommend this product and I am glad for this expert advice.
It too me no time to install it, despite my doubts as I heard that the spike could bend with hard soil or if rocks are present in the ground. To avoid this, I did stick a 4 ft metal rod into the ground to sample the best location and within a short time, could place the post anchor without any issues.
December 27, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LetsDoIt Rusted and Snapped
Used 4 in a section of fencing. After 2 years they rusted and snapped off in the wind.
April 11, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by EagleScoutProject Only for Pros
Not recommended for do it yourself. Bent first post - Learned that you have to have the scrap wood bolted down tight before hammering. Once these are in you can't move them over if you are off less than an inch on spacing. Found that we needed to screw in a long board to twist slightly to compensate for any angular difference.
Recommend building the fence first and then cementing is the right way to go. More work than these but no worry about incorrect measurement.
End result was excellent but had to consult a pro friend several times when we ran into the problems listed above.
November 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pops Excellent Post Installation Hardware
This product makes post installation a breeze! Saves a bunch of time, keeps the post out of the dirt/concrete. I will use this system for the vast majority of my post installation needs. Be careful that the bolts are complete as they must have a tendency to loosen during shipment. If not you may be looking for bolts on install day
September 17, 2014