Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 50
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mark 4x4 ground spike
I have not used purchased item as yet. Quality of this product is very good. My worry is driving this spike into the dense clay soil. Have a plan to proceed very gradually ( I have time being retired) and do only very few sledge hammer blows at a time.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 124 Works great
The post that a hose reel was at attached to broke off at the concrete. I couldn't get the remainder of the post out. And a better spot for the hose reel was over in a little dirt area. I used a scrap one-foot long 4x4 and a small sledge hammer. I'm a female over fifty. I pounded and pounded and slowly got it in. It works great.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Buyer Strong and sturdy
Works as expected. Next time car will knock down my mailbox and my mailbox post will give some damage to the car.
August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by troy Birdbath base
Birdbath in middle of our flower bed is a 4x4 wood post w/ birdbath mounted to top. Originally I had screwed the 4x4 into a tree stump, but once the stump rotted away, I needed a new solution. I didn't want to dig and pour concrete b/c of the roots. This E-Z Spike worked.
It's a tough job to pound this spike into the ground with a sledge hammer, but certainly doable -- just take your time, every hit gets you closer. Getting it level is more of a chore b/c once you drive it to a certain depth and it's off center, you can't easily bring it back. Also, be sure to use a scrap 4x4 or two 2x4's in the Spike in order to strike these when pounding into the ground. You will destroy this piece of wood in the process and may have to use a regular hammer to knock it loose so you can remove it (prior to inserting your 4x4 post).
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CLP Should have found this years ago...
I wanted to put up a bird feeder near a hedge line, this spike allowed me to install a post in a matter of minutes, without it I would have had to dig and cut out roots, hard work and potential damage overted.
July 21, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BT Poor design, look for another product
The "box" end that is meant to hold the 4x4 was too small and I had to trim down my lumber to fit. Also, on many of these, the box end was not co-linear with the spike. i.e. I could pound the spike in vertically, but the lumber would be at an angle.
April 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dh E-Z Spike - it is easy to install
The spike works as you'd expect, put a short 4x4 block in it. I used a 22lb sledge hammer. If you hit a rock then you have issues, but that's not the spike's doing that's life. Keeping it going straight is tricky because of course you're driving it with a blunt instrument, so I found moving around it helped keep it plumb, but it took a few tries to get it right. So the concept works great. Home Depot had the lowest price I found, even when I checked EBay, so I'm happy with the result. We may eventually take sona tubes and pour footings, but if we do, I'll just pull and reuse the spikes in the concrete. Only other comment I can make is, if you have clay soil make sure it's spring when you do this as these spikes go down a LONG way and pounding will get tough if the clay is not wet!
March 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lauren Did the job
We used 2 of these to put up a gate. They were a bit of a pain to get it but they did the job! They wanted to twist when we hammered them in. They are a 2 person job.
April 19, 2016