Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 21
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TxCatLady Did what it said it would.
It was longer than I envisioned (goes at least 2 1/2 feet into the ground), but realistically just the right size. I was putting up a tree house in an area with lots of large tree roots. This allowed me to go between the roots in a place where digging a sufficient hole would have been impossible. I couldn't screw it down very far to start even with help, but after a six inch rain, it easily screwed in completely and I have a lovely bird house perched just where I want it. The post does appear to be quite sturdy, but I would not use it where it would be frequently jolted or subjected to sideways pressure, such as a gate post versus just a fence post or mailbox post.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JustaToole Great Invention
This was a great idea. Saved alot of time and the trouble of cementing a post in.very easy, post was in within 5 minutes.
August 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by grapt Almost as good as I hoped
Received in 2 days-super. Claims to be galvanized but had surface rust inside. Came with 5 way-too-small screws to fasten post. I drilled the top and bottom front holes through the post and back of the bracket (use clamps) for 5/16" carriage bolts (galv.). Then it was very strong. Very easy to screw into the ground but hard to get exactly straight. Used a large pipe wrench to do last 1/2 turn, bringing the bottom of the bracket to ground level. Why not put the driving holes into the post bracket instead of the screw? I only used this with a 4 x 4, not an outer sleeve. Good for handy person but not for beginner.
June 19, 2010
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by gold4079 Not as easy as it looks
I found it easier to take post hole diggers and install the mailbox the old way. I never could get the ground screw to take hold in the red Georgia clay.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Strangerinastrangeland Good solution for mailbox installation
Went into cold Midwest ground without trouble but some effort, of course. Pilot hole was very helpful for starting and maintaining vertical position. Extra leverage beyond provided length of rebar was required (long pipe over rebar).
Used for mailbox (2ft of 4x4 attached to screw). End result very sturdy and definitely beats digging a hole, etc.
January 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Learningtobehandy Easy to install in rain drenched, sandy soil
Single woman, so this mailbox post was super easy to install, waited for rain drenched soil, the soil in the front where I installed it is sandy, too. Installing it myself saved me a bundle, got a ridiculous quote from a local handy man to complete the same mailbox repair.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Contrarian Easy peasy
This was an extremely simple product to install (especially since the ground was soft due to recent rains). I was able to reuse the existing 4x4 and bolt it to the metal bracket on the ground screw. I was worried about the stability but it seems to be holding up nicely so far. Only negative might be that mail post covers will not slip all the way down to the ground due to the protruding bolts. Overall, no mess and no fuss installation in lieu of all the digging and concrete pouring/setting etc.
May 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jerry Solid ground anchor
We have a lot of clay. I used the hole from the previous small "pound in" anchor as the pilot hole. It would have been very difficult to start without some kind of pilot hole. The supplied piece of rebar is a bit understated. I added a 3.5 ft length of pipe over it for added leverage. The last two turns of the screw would not have gone without the added leverage of the pipe. The supplied rebar actually bent quite a bit with the required force. As noted by others, it is a bit tricky to keep vertical. I was able to adjust the 4x4 for the slight shift off vertical. In place it is very solid and should last a long time. The supplied lag bolts worked well. The 4x4 post does not move at all. A reasonable product. I would buy it again.
November 15, 2012