I loaded the clip and then just pushed the lights up with it. When the clip locked down the lights stayed in place. I was however placing these on the eves of my house.
You place the square piece into the top of the pole, depending on where you are putting it, it can be face up for eves and shingles and face down for the gutters. You then place the lights into the clip on the inside then once you have it clipped you pull the trigger on the base and pull away. The first couple take a few tries to understand it, but once you do, it goes very fast.
I use these with icicle lights and place the clips about every 3 strands of lights. You'll have to gauge the strength of the hold with your own lights, but about every 24" held up fine for me last year and I'm doing the same again this year.
yes I use them again and again
about 20 ft
yes, they were at home depot as well. I think it was a box of 50 for $14 or so
Although it probably could, I don't know that it would be ideal. You could use the pole to get the lights up to the height you wanted just fine, but I don't think the clips would be necessary. In fact, it would probably look bad if you used the clips in the tree unless you have a white tree.
You use the pole, insert to top into the clip and pull it out, or sometimes I just hit the clip with the pole and force it out.
re hook them & take down
It reaches that height without a doubt but the product doesn’t work, at all, the idea is good but it just doesn’t work, I believe because of the hooks..