Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Roadrunner good for basic fences
The Simpson Fence Bracket is a good value for what it does. It can definitely save time but it has limitations. For a simple (cheap) 2-3 rail fence it is a good option. However, I have gone away from using these unless the person I’m working for or helping specifically wants to use them. The problem is that they will not hold up over time as the lumber will generally shrink and warp its way out of the bracket after a few seasons. I have also noticed that unless the board is cut so that it is tight in the bracket, there isn’t much room for the nail or screw to attach to (hence the problem with them pulling out over time). So while they’re convenient there’s better ways to build fences without using them.
July 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SlipperySteve Works at it should
Product works as described. I used these to mount 2x4's so I could mount some boards under my deck
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RR01 Nice fence bracket
The Z-MAX 2 IN. X 4 IN. 20-GAUGE GALVANIZED FENCE BRACKET is a great value at Home Depot and is a real time saver.
The light weight simple design will help keep your fence standing straight longer than traditional non-bracket construction.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Fence Brackets
I saw these a couple of years ago and picked up some. Wanted to make a fence using 6' cedar posts which I had on hand and 2x4s, I separated them by 10" on the post, makes a cheap 3 rail fence. Was in the store looking for them the other day, could not find them, as I need some more of them. Glad to see HD still is carrying them, they work great and am pleased with the fence I have created.
April 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by roberts196314 Good, strong and easy to use
Works Great for Fence Building in Hurricane Zone, and
can't be beat for the DIY's that don't have the extra help
to hold lumber up in place while nailing the other end.
Attach 2x4 hangers to post cut 2x4s to size and just slide it in the hanger, and attach with screws or nails.
Makes one man fence building a Breeze.....
April 30, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lou65 Splits Rails
The product is simply to shallow and splits the rails. I do not understand how others gave this a good review as you cannot nail or screw a board 1/2" away from the end. Poor design.
May 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frank Best way to secure 2" x 4"s to 4" x 4" posts.
These brackets are easy to install to 4" x 4" posts and then slot in and attach horizontal 2" x 4"s. If there could be any improvement, it would be to have the tongues on three sides come out slightly further, and to have two holes instead of just one on each side tongue. This is particularly true if the fence must slant upward or downward on a hill.
February 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HolmesInPhoenix A very good joinery method that is FAST!
On my second fence project using this item. Makes desigh & construction FAST!
October 29, 2013