"Not really much to say about fencing clips. They were, to all intents and purposes, identical to the ones sold at DIY superstores for three times the price. They fitted the fencing panels and the 12" concrete gravel boards perfectly. I've given overall 5 stars because they were very good "Value". However, they don't really have "Features", they hold the panels up so the "Performance" is OK and "Reliabilty" will be more down to being fixed securely to the posts. They weren't in stock at my local store but they were ready for collection at lunchtime the next day. Good product and good service. You can't ask for much more than that."
"I bought these for my fence panels and they done a perfect job. I paid 8.99 for them and for the same item in Band it would be 23.70 so really good value for money and would use again in a heart beat."
"These clips are simple, easy to fit and provide all the flexibility you need. They are easy to fix and as the fence panels (Trellis in my case) just drop in, the panels can be lifted out if large items need passing through.
The clips are plenty strong enough to secure the panels but can be closed up a little if the panels are slightly narrower.
The galvanised finish gives a durable 'looking the business' appearance although why there are 25 in a pack escapes me when they are used in pairs!"
"These metal clips really help to secure wooden fence panels quickly and effectively. No more screwing/nailing through the panel frame watching it split as you drive into the post. I use four clips for each panel - job done!"
"5 stars it says would be 'Exceptional', which in my book would mean they do something I never expected, something extraordinary. The don't though, but I never expected them to. They're fence clips - metal u-shaped brackets. They're very helpful indeed and work a treat though. They're also way, WAY too expensive in that big DIY store if you buy them loose. On top of that, said store have packs of 25 too, but only on their website for home delivery! Like someone else commented, I too don't understand why they come in packs of 25 while you'd normally use an even number of them... Shame they didn't come in brown to go with my (brown) fence."
"These clips are a good value item, about half the price as the equivalent from fencing contractors.
The only minor criticism is that the side holes for screwing to the panel line up so the screws have to be angled, on most of this type of clip the holes are offset.
I do not lift the panels into place. Fix two clips to the in-situ post, then fix the panel to those two clips, I clamp the panel and post together to hold in position for screwing together. Add the clips to the next post, drop it into the prepared hole and slot the post up to the panel, check panel is horizontal and screw the panel to the new post. Position the post on the correct line and concrete it in. I use postcrete and check for verticality of post as the postcrete hardens. Wait 15 mins and on to the next panel."
"these work well so much better than the other types.
to those who say you need to lift the panels in place, you are doing it the hard way...
the easy way ....
fit the clips as normal with 2 exceptions: the top clips fasten to the post with only one screw in the top hole, thus allowing them to swivel. use 2 screws on bottom clips as normal
second the position, fit the clips closer to the top/bottom positions of the panels (say 6 inches from either)
now swivel the top clips towards you, slide the panel UP into these clips, swing back to the vertical (in line with the fence posts) and slide up as required until the bottom of the panels is above the lower clips, position and slide down.
Now fasten a screw through the clips into the panels ensuring it also goes right through into the wood lat on the other side.
Depending on the person, this can be done by one person, I managed to fit 6ft*6ft panels like this on my own.
Further, during storms/winds these hold the panel so much better then the other types which only fasten the panel by the lat on 1 side."
"A good way of fixing fence panels as long as you have headroom to drop them in from above. If you have obstructions such as a tree branch these are not suitable. Not as heavy duty as I had expected (I had some left over from years ago which were thicker metal), but adequate."