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E-Z Mender 12-Gauge Black Powder-Coated Mender Plate for 4x4 Nominal Wood Post

  • Makes repairing your fence easy and affordable
  • Easily repair 4x4 wood posts installed in concrete or dirt
  • Powder-coated steel construction ensures reliable strength
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Product Overview

Replacing an entire fence can be an expensive and difficult task. Simpson Strong-Tie offers a line of products designed to help make reinforcing fence posts easy and economical. The E-Z Base, E-Z Mender and E-Z Spike offer simple solutions for all types of fence post projects.
  • Allows easy repair of rotted or damaged 4x4 wood posts installed in concrete or dirt
  • Reinforces weakened wood posts without having to replace the post or the concrete
  • Sold individually; use in pairs
  • Approved for installation with the Strong-Drive® SD Connector screw
  • Made from 12-Gauge steel
  • Black powder-coat finish for a decorative look
  • Install with 6 HDG nails or screws per part
  • Shop all Simpson Strong-Tie here.

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Nominal Post Size (in.)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Base Type
Regular Post Base
Connector Finish
Powder coated
Fasteners Included
Fasteners Not Included
Material Connector Compatibility
Wood to Concrete
Number of Pieces
Package Quantity
Product Weight (lb.)

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers


Drill Through

Asked by Clif May 5, 2021

I would pre drill a hole the size of your hinge bolt through it. Dewalt black and gold drill bits are great. Good luck!!

Should the EZ Menders face outwards (towards the property or fence board side) or inwards (under ...

Asked by Bobby August 30, 2020

The edges are bent to fit onto the sides of the post. I only put it on 1 side of post as The other side was in my neighbors drive way. There are holes drilled in the sides and front to put screws through to hold it steady.

Does Simpson Strong Tie make a 6X6 post mender like this, to fit a 6X6 post?

Asked by Builtit August 25, 2020

I’ve never seen one other than the 4x4 size.

I have a 3"x3" post the rotted off, will this mender work on these posts, and as a brace for 2 ...

Asked by sissy August 16, 2020

(Sorry that I'm replying late, but I just saw your question) I used two of these mender plates to reinforce a partially rotted 3-1/2in x 3-1/2in mailbox post. I used a 1/2in x 4in galvanized lag bolt, washers and nut (purchased separately) to secure the plates to the post, along with a bunch of #9 x 1-1/2in Simpson Strong-Tie Connector Screws in the remaining holes where the post was not rotted. Even though the post was somewhat smaller than the mender plates, the lag bolt holds the plates together very securely.

Do You have EZ Mender plates for 5x5 posts ? Need a lot of them !

Asked by Bill August 9, 2020

I called Simpson. They said NO.

Is there a Strong-Tie Mender for a 6" by 6" fence post (actually a 5.5" by 5.5")?

Asked by Rico July 31, 2020

Contact Simpson for this information

My fence posts are 3.5 inches square. Will I be able to use these? Will I be able to drive them i...

Asked by Patrick July 25, 2020

You will have difficulty driving the E-Z Mender into the concrete that supports the post. There is no room for the additional thickness of the E-Z Mender. It can work if the concrete isn't that thick and you can crack the concrete to create the room.

what are the dimensions of the E-Z Mender?

Asked by Gerry June 16, 2020

Fits a 4x4 post

Can these be used on the vertical beams of a swing set. I would install them before I cement the posts

Asked by Brent May 20, 2020

If they are straight up and down wooden post 4x4, u could do that

my posts are 4.5 in are there wider mender plates than the 3 5/8 ones?

Asked by Philip May 1, 2020

Have only seen the width u saw

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Customer Reviews

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Used two of these to mend my rotted mailbox post. I used a carriage bolt, washers, and nut in th...
Used two of these to mend my rotted mailbox post. I used a carriage bolt, washers, and nut in the top plate hole to secure the plates to the post. To prevent further rot of the mended post, I opened up the original post hole in the ground, lined the hole with Geotextile pond liner, installed the mended mailbox post, and filled in the hole with #57 drainage rock. I'm very confident this repair will outlast me!
by Paul
This got the job done done for a rotted, sagging, nearly broken post at a gate hinge. I had to b...
This got the job done done for a rotted, sagging, nearly broken post at a gate hinge. I had to bend open the bracket to fit a landscape timber post but a bracket on one side did the trick. It was pretty solid by itself but I added some concrete to bring it up to ground level. Its now more sound than other nearby posts.
by MB
Surprised how well it worked!
After some heavy rains and wind, my wife's office sign flopped over. Because of the landscaping around the sign posts, I didn't want to dig new deeper piers and pour messy concrete in there. So I used these things, and I'm very impressed how stable that sign is now. It was kinda hard to hammer the product down because the lip is a little small. So I used a thick 1" diameter bolt about 12" long and hammered on the end of it while it was butted up to the lip. That worked well for me. Great product!
by Mikeba
1 person found this helpful
I've always replaced our fence posts and if you've done it, you know it's a semi-awful job (mostl...
I've always replaced our fence posts and if you've done it, you know it's a semi-awful job (mostly the digging out part). So when the weather dropped below 30 degrees, I was not eager to spend a few hours outside in the dirt to replace the latest rotted post, so I began to look for alternatives. Enter the Simpson Strong Tie. I watched a video in action. I bought a 4lb sledgehammer (as another poster recommended). I cut through the nails on the bottom rung of the fence (with a saw), so the Strong-tie fit snugly and maybe 5 minutes later, that thing was rock-solid in the ground and the post was holding strong. (pro tip) Be sure to read the directions before you start hammering the thing into the ground, because then you can't see the directions anymore. LOL. The "ledge" on the tie gets quite beat up as you can see, but you can always give it a light sand and repaint it if needed. I chose to only do one side at this point and still need to add a few more screws and maybe add a bit more concrete in the spring, but this thing works as advertised. All for under 10 bucks!
by EffGee
1 person found this helpful
EZ Mender
I had a new post in heavy concrete broken at the bottom. I use this, two of them, calendars and decide to post between the post in the concrete to shore up the bottom and save myself a lot of work. With the new wood and new concrete, it is very difficult to get the steel tip to go very far, but it did the job, provided it doesn’t get hit by another vehicle :-). It would be more appropriate for more Rotten wood or A post in the ground.
by Robert
It really works
We hammered it into the dirt as the concrete had broken away and secured new 2x4s to the bottom of the fence. Everything was rotted before but neither us or our neighbors wanted to pay for a new fence. $20 in materials and it’s standing up!
by Anah
1 person found this helpful
Adds stability, installs easily.
These will work to shore up for fence posts if the wood has being to rot between the concrete base. You'll likely want to straighten any crooked posts first, then install these. Consider which side(s) you will place them in - front, back, left or right. Strongly recommend using a small sledge vs nail hammer to instal. Make sure you have some coated deck screws if installing in pressure treated lumber.
by Ryan
Fence mender
The mender really works. I have a rotted post and i use the mender to replace the base. Works great and i am very happy with it.
by Janice
So quick to install!
Had a family member run over the mailbox while staying at a rental property. Didn't want to be at the mercy of the landlord to price out the repair, so I went to home depot and bought two of these, and a small pack of 1.5" exterior screws. Borrowed a drill, hammer and screw driver. Took about 30 minutes to remove post from mailbox, install these backets, and screw it back together. It was one of the rubbermaid plastic mailboxes, that slide over top of a wood 4x4 post. It does take a few hits from the hammer to get these deep enough into the ground, but the bump out section on the side starts to flatten out making it easier to hit. Super sturdy, stronger than before. Took picture of finished product, the mailbox slide right over the bracket. It was done so quickly I didn't stop to take a picture of the bracket inside.
by PL2
3 people found this helpful
Served my needs for a longlasting repair.
Served my needs for a longlasting repair.
by Richard
1 person found this helpful
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