Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 31
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HandyManny Good Product!
Interesting product solution! I was looking for something that would give me the versatility of changing out a rotted post and prolonging the life of treated posts by keeping away from environmental contacts. This seemed to fit the need, a jackhammer installation is definitely the way to go though! I came across a jackhammer deal at Harbor Freight, and thought the jackhammer install kit would work but it didn't. The hammer I bought had a 1&1/8" shank, but the internals were different so I ended up with a daily rental at Home Depot of a jackhammer. Install was easy, I started off with a 3lb sledge to start the posts individually and get them in line before using the jackhammer. They zipped in with the 35lb jackhammer, and some twisted a little but I was able to straighten them out using a 24" pipe wrench to make slight adjustments to posts that were out of alignment. I also used a few composite shims here and there to help with posts that were out of plumb. Overall, a pretty good install, not sure if you save a lot of time due to slight modifications that you make to each post, but definitely saves your back from lugging around concrete everywhere! Really looking forward to see how this product holds up over time and future maintenance ease! I installed 47 of these, so the Jackhammer Kit was well worth $30. I also painted my posts holders black, to give them a better look for my fence project!
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jo Post
Awesome easy to use Wish I know about it years ago
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PatMac Excellent Product.
Properly installed, these post anchors are a life saver. Instead of digging up old post cement, drive one of these in the ground where the old post has rotted away.
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Excellent product!
Very well made and accomplishes the intent of anchoring a 4x4 post perfectly. Drove into the ground straight without a lot of effort.
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stroke Top Notch Product!
Stumbled across these checking on 4x4 pricing to replace an existing fence. Was a bit skeptical, thought them a tad pricey but after reading other reviews on the post anchor, I bought what I needed. I will never dig another hole to pour concrete to set a post ever again.
As I said, I read others reviews & I knew what I needed to do going into the project. The biggest complaint I saw was that the 4x4 short posts used to drive the anchor into the ground split/spread making them difficult to remove.
Simple fix- Take a 2x4 appx 3 3/4"x 3 3/4", trim xtra 1/8" off 2 sides, & drill hole in the middle of it to accommodate a screw. When installing the post anchor, drop the 2x4 into the bottom, use a standard "indoor" type 4x4 stub (is narrower than a treated 4x4) to drive the anchor into the ground & use the post anchor level. (The 2x4 acts as a buffer/cushion for your 4x4 stub so it don't split/spread inside the bracket. The 2x4 takes the abuse and is easily removed.) Once the post anchor is in the ground remove stub, hand twist a screw into the 2x4 to remove it then install 4x4 post. :)
If you're able to use basic hand tools (sledge, drill, saw), these install within minutes and save hours of unnecessary labor.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kevbow these are great. easy to install and sturdy. what a relief to find these in home depot after having to assemble 50 feet of fencing.
what a relief to find these post anchors. they really work!!!
March 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ElAtomo Works like a charm
Works so good on any soil and it did work well with sledgehammer
March 29, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Scotty Oz post
I have used this item previously. It works great until you hit an obstacle in the ground which will reposition the fence post. I actually had to dig out the hole and cut the is post shorter and concrete it in place to hold my position.
January 19, 2016