Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 18
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MMS Not what we hoped for
We got this post driver because we thought it would be easier to sink metal fence posts with it than by hand. It wasn't. In fact, it was harder using this tool than just doing it by hand. And it was actually slower and less effective. The tool is rather awkward to use and we had problems with the posts getting bent instead of being driven into the ground. Thinking about returning it and getting our money back.
August 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by John bad seals
This air tool worked for 5 min than blew a seal
I opened it up replaced both seals with new ones and now it works ok...you just have to keep oiling it every 10 min or so or it will stick really bad
February 10, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CourtF Not so easy
bought this thinking it would make post driving easier..... then find out you need a high psi air compressor to run it and when your working on fencing in the middle of a field it makes it a little tough.
December 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by sjrmontana it is a good idea, BUT....
unfortunately it just didn't work as advertised. I returned it already. The air did not escape the chamber quick enough or fully enough, and it just fought you. Air lifted the pounder well enough but on the down strike it seemed you were expending your energy to force the air out of the cylinder instead of in driving the post. Also, the handles not long enough - when you place the driver on a 6 foot post, the handles are practically over your head before you even lift the pounder - very awkward. It just didn't operate very smoothly - jerky and awkward. Like I said, it is a very good idea - just maybe poor design? I found that it was more work than the traditional manual post pounder. However, I ordered this item from Home Depot.com and was able to return it quickly and easily at my local Home Depot store.
October 18, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by sopwith2k Concept good but follow through POOR!
The tool drove the first 26 posts just great but on number 27 the moveable valve/handle broke. The downward stroke of the handle is stopped buy a split ring that is inadequate to stop the moveable handle. The ring deformed and came out of the housing. I reinstalled the split ring but it let go again after two posts. The manufacturer needs to finish engineering the product. The idea is great but the execution is inadequate.
April 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rockinindian let machines do the hard work
Keep a little WD40 in your air inlet every 10 or 15 posts and a small spray inside where the piston driver is and this machine took 80% of the work from my arms.It only weighs 32lbs compaired to the rental driver at 62 lbs is why I opt to purchase one avoiding further back injury to myself (Have back problems) Great tool for the money.This drives the T-post down 12" in less than a minute
August 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vigneron Striker TS
Purchased the Striker TS to drive stakes in a new vineyard.
The post driver worked better than expected. we drove 1500
posts over three days. The driver developed an air leak on the forth day, I called the manufacturer and explained the problem. They were helpful , friendly, and mailed the replacement part that day. Best of all this product is made in the USA and can be serviced or you can get replacement parts quickly.
June 22, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by coloKid oil it up
The striker is only helpful if you oil it up. When oiled properly it can give you twenty hits in a minute enough to put in the most stubborn posts with little effort. After each posts your air will most likely be depleted and you will have to wait for your air compressor to catch up. One guy could put in a fence that he couldn't without the striker. Great product.
May 10, 2011