We were so thrilled when we found these as an alternative to the ones sold at the big home improvement stores. They are bigger, heavier, have tapered ends that go easily into the ground, and are much cheaper. We love them! We go through a lot of these, and we usually order five of the boxes of 500, which is the maximum that can ship FedEx without bumping up to a large freight carrier. We just ordered last week, and the 500 pin boxes were out of stock, so we ordered two boxes of 1000. These pins look the same, but they are coated in a black, greasy substance. We can't use them without making a mess! I hope that it doesn't happen with the boxes of 500 when we order next, since we will stick to that quantity. Hopefully they will be in stock next time!
Nice & heavy and long so they won't be easily pulled out.
I wish we would have discovered these a long time ago. We used to buy the shorter, thinner ones at the big-box stores. But they didn't perform very well and bent very, very easily. These are heavy-duty. You can use a mallet to get them into the ground and they don't bend (unless you hit a rock or something). They are long, so they don't come up like the shorter ones tend to do. We're buying more for more projects around the yard - they're fantastic to have on hand.
I bought the 500 pack to pin weed blocking cloth under a gravel walk. The weed cloth I use is thick, nursery quality, not big box store stuff. Most pins are too flimsy to use, and they're also ridiculously expensive. These are solid--they go right through overlapping weed cloth and don't bend under my hammer's pressure. Excellent value!
I can't recommend these highly enough. They're indispensable in my vegetable garden. You'll probably find quite a number of uses for this pins in your yard and garden. I've used anchor pins for many years in my vegetable garden - to anchor drip hosing as it snakes around my plants and to secure breathable landscape fabric over the planting rows. When putting up rabbit fencing, I use the pins to secure the bottom edge between the fence stakes to deter persistent intruders. These pins will eventually rust, but you can prolong their life with little effort. At the end of the season, remove the pins, rinse them thoroughly to get dirt off, lay them out in the sun to dry thoroughly, then store them in a dry place till next season.
These are plenty long to get the job done. Holds much better that the shorter ones available locally
These pins are worth the money if you use landscape cloth. I used mine to hold down light weight weed barriers in my vegetable garden, a much better idea than all the make shift items I have used before. They can be easily removed and used again. I did however purchase a smaller package.
These are about an inch longer than you get at home improvement stores. Also you would get around 200 to 300 for this price at .... then about 1/2 the price. I am totally impressed.
Installed the 625S5 6 foot 5oz woven landscape fabric with these fastners. Great to seam edges together. The wind not able to get under edges.