"Wanted an easy to fit spring to close my garden gate and this works fine. As others have said the pins are a poor fit - far too loose - but if you are careful it can be done and the tension of the Spring keeps the pins in place. Working well so far."
"Hi I bought this today, its the cheapest easiest thing to install. I checked it out on you tube how to put it on.i always do that now.got cheapest price on google.i needed to keep the dogs out.the kids and grown ups are leaving the gate open all the time.me and my partner are arguing about them leaving gate open.so now ive got the spring on my gate.its a god send.AND IT WORKS.yipeee ive nailed it.or should I say sprung it.i was going to nail the gate shut.ta da.buy it."
"I was almost put off purchasing this spring as a few reviewers had reported problems with the pins falling out. However I went ahead and purchased the spring which was to be fitted to a wrought iron gate hung on a brick wall, so the fitting was not quite as straight forward as it would have been if fitted to a wooden gate and post.
I am glad that I went ahead and made the purchase because I had no problems with the fitting and functionality of the product which works flawlessly if fitted correctly following the manufacturers instructions."
"Had a problem with first attempt because the pins did not fit in one ;base and too loose in the top fitting. As usual problem free replacement service. Worked second time but suggest the tension pin system be revised to a screw in type"
"I don't know where the items recent reviewers bought are coming from - mine was very poor. Needed a replacement as the first one supplied did not have the spring properly hooked and kept slipping out of the end block. Also as noted by other critical reviewers the pins (and tool) slip out of the block when winding on the tension - I have a bruised finger to show for it. Generally poor quality and no sign of that improving in the near future. It works - but only just. I'd look elsewhere and pay a bit more for a better product another time."
"Having not read any of the reviews before I bought the gate spring and when fitting it found none of the pins fitted the holes so I had to remove it so as to drill all hole deeper to take pins, this was only downfall and suggest screwfix sorts this problem out"
"As other reviewers have found, the tensioning pins are a loose fit so they simply fall out. If you do manage to wedge them in long enough to wind on some tension they then fly out! Without the ability to tension the spring this gate closer is useless."
"This is the first time I've had to return an item to Screwfix. I bought two of these springs and both had tensioning holes that were not milled out properly, being too shallow to use the tensioner bar without slipping out. I also feel that the tension pins should have screw threads to hold them securely in place whilst installing.
Took back and opted for an alternative style of closer which proved to be much better."
"I wish I had read the later reviews in the list. This product relys on push-fit posts to hold the tension. They are prone to fly out and get lost during the fitting process. But worse still on the two I bought, one was too tight in the hole and the other too loose.
Poorly fabricated product with tolerances too loose to be effective. Avoid."
"Bought 2 of these regrettably, upon opening the first one it was evident that fitting would be a waste of time. The second one was even worse than the first. It wasn't worth the cost the diesel to return these so 'File 13' it was. Buyer beware!"
"I have several gates and have this type of spring on all of them. Recently one of these has gone 'soft' and no longer closes the gate. I bought a new one from screwfix and already it is the car waiting to be taken back for a refund. These springs can be quite tricky to fit - take care not to damage your fingers, they need to be tensioned with the supplied rod which is inserted into the adjuster. In this case the holes of the adjuster have not been drilled deep enough to secure the rod properly and so it slips out - hence the spring is unusable."
"I clearly had a very different experience to the other reviewers. The rod supplied for mine was way too thin for the holes so kept slipping out while trying to increase tension, this, plus the pins not fitting very well caused them to pop out at every attempt and those little things are very difficult to find once they hit the floor. Eventually they both vanished somewhere leaving me with a useless chunk of metal screwed to my gate. I found this product very disappointing."
"This was supplied with pins for locking the spring in position and a small steel rod to tension the spring. Niether the pins or the rod fit the holes in the spring. This means you can't place enough tension on the spring to close the gate which isn't all bad, because once under tension the pins come flying out."