"The front of our house is a bit of a wind tunnel. I have a large standard rose there whose head, with its wonderful flowers is getting a battering and tending to twist. Digging a hole was not an option due to roots. Hammering a stake in was not an option due to the rose head. Bought these and a 2.4 m long 75mm square fence post. Cut the post into two one metres (easy to get in car) and was then left with a handy piece to put in the post spikes to drive them in half way. (Doesn't allow hammer to damage metal) Checked it was vertical then drove spike fully home. Used a piece of treated fence Aris rail to joint and cap both posts. A very neat, extremely stable support for the rose. The spikes are good quality and should last ages. There were no washers on the nut and bolt fasteners so I put some stainless ones on from my tool box, as well as a spring washer to ensure continued tension. (The nuts supplied are the ones with the plastic insert that acts as a non return nut though.)"
"Excellent product / well made, sturdy and easy to use. Drove into the think Bucks Blue Clay very easily - used to support a 3m rose arch in uneven ground - product managed effortlessly. Also as product needs to be a love ground level the choice of olive green paint is a bonus - much better than red, black or Metallic on a lawn- would recommend"
"surprisingly good quality for the price, 2 in a pack, , galvanised and painted with a good looking olive coloured finish, instead of the reds or bright greens of other makes. It is robust and drove into heavy, dry clay well. Good clamp, 6 foot post very solidly mounted. Price is comparable with competitors but with a much better quality and good looking item - I'll buy these again"
"This is the only spike I've seen that is galvanised and painted (usually one or the other). These spikes are ok for trellis and low fences. Don't use for high fences in windy areas, they will loosen in the soil! A small bonus is that the labels just peel off."
"Good solid fence post support with the advantage of having a bolt at the front to allow wood which has swollen/damp to be inserted without too much trouble. It can then be tightened like a clamp and hold firm, even allowing adjustment of the angle of the post if necessary."
"I bought these to try to avoid the hassle of trying to get a wooden post in dead square and with the thinner spike area it's a lot simpler. Information not given on the description is the length of the spike which is 600mm which should be good for up to 6ft posts. Good deep post socket as well so should keep a good grip."
"I would normally just use a concrete post mix but decided to use these as I was erecting a fence close to an existing hedge and didn't want to damage the roots. I found these difficult to knock in and ensure the posts were sitting vertical. This was probably due to the fact I have really heavy clay soil which also has sizeable stones below the surface. Also the posts you get from timber merchants can vary in sizes by a few mm. In my case they were a bit too big so I had to shave some width off to fit them in the socket. The spikes seem to be reasonable quality and possibly okay in most situations, just not mine, also not sure I would use on a 6ft fence, especially if fence is likely to get hit by high winds."