Replacing some older, thinner clothesline poles that did not last, a H.D. salesman showed us these on the site. Don't make the same mistake I did - I ordered 1 thinking it was a 'set' of poles. Carted it out to the yard, started digging, and then realized it was only ONE pole. Yes, the description did say that, but I'd missed it. Sigh. Back to order a second pole, and wait a second week. The second pole was bent, and we had to do some 'on-site' repairs, involving banging it with a hammer, WD40, etc., but there was no way I was going to wait another week to re-order (I had laundry to hang!). BOTH poles are now up, look great, and are way heavier and thicker than my old set. If you only need one pole, you're fine - but if you are putting up a clothesline with 2 poles, just make sure you order 2.