Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 14
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tahartl Great Product but not for everyone
I chose to use these posts instead of wood posts in hopes not to replace posts in the future. I did use larger wood posts for gate openings. I set these like wood posts, dug holes and set in concrete. A few I did have to drive into the ground and the tops mushroomed. These are more expensive than the wood posts, especially when you consider filling in voids with 2x2 boards. One improvement I would ask the manufacturer would be to drill some holes on the center channel to secure 2x2's in the void. I live in an area that wasps like to build hives in voids, especially around wood fences. The height indicators every 6"s are nice for easy leveling of support boards. If you have the room in your budget, I highly recommend.
May 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HetMatt Stagger these backwards for strongest effect!
For very windy areas, rather than using these forward, as recommended, it's better to use these on the opposite side and bring the rail across both sides, and stagger down or up for the next section. That way you get SIX screws into each end of the rail. This does leave the bulge out on the back side that you can cover with two pieces. The six screws also allows sticking a fence into a corner (no post on the other end) without it sagging too much
There is no stronger fence if done this way.
May 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by buchanders Look of wood with the strength of steel!
I installed these over a year ago in big, wonderful, windy Wyoming. I've installed wood fences before using wood posts but they don't tend to handle the wind very well and they also warp or have other defects that make building straight fences that last difficult. These are very sturdy. Yep they're more expensive but I don't have to worry about the wind anymore and my fence still looks as straight and true as the day I installed it. My fence has endured multiple 60mph + windstorms with ease and looks great. The neighbors all want to know where I got these. I highly recommend these posts; they are going to last for a very long time.
February 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ryan Put these is 5 years ago and they are still perfect
These are a great product. Easier to lay out. Easier to mount wood rails to. Easier to set. They allow you to fill hole with more concrete because they are not bulky like 4x4s. They flex well in wind. I put the in 5 years ago at another house of mine and I'm posting this review because I am buying them again.
April 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FresnoContractor best fence post available
I have driven many miles to buy these posts for my wood fence projects. Now they are available in almost all Home Depots. They make fence building faster, stronger and insure that there will be no rotten posts.
August 27, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Snowcrazee Will replace with round metal posts
These posts are definitely sturdy. They held up to 70+ MPH winds over the course of three days. However, they 2x4 wooden rails did not. They split on both ends without any issue due to the base nails only being able to go in less than 1/2 inch from the end. Although these posts didn't bend or snap, I have to replace over 100 feet of the rest of the fence. Needless to say, I will be ripping these posts out and replacing them with the strut round ones that have braces that go a couple inches in on the ends for support.
If you have little to no wind, go for it. If you have moderate to high winds, do NOT get these!
February 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kathy Halco Metal Posts
This is the best post to use for wood fences. Won't rot out like wood posts. Very slim for tight spaces.
I just wish there was an 8 1/2' long post for the new code of fence heights in LA County from 6' to 7' because I have more fencing to put in.
July 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fenceguy Only fence post I'll ever use
This particular design of fence post makes fence building quick and easy. These posts will outlast me!
December 10, 2014