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83 of 84 people found the following review helpful.
Get the job done
By Virginia G. Nash
We run a plant nursery and use these by the thousands (literally). They work great and are long lasting. If you are overlapping landscape fabric to make a wider piece, however, use construction adhesive on the seams instead of these. The adhesive will hold better and be cheaper in the long run. These are better used for holding down the fabric and for non-overlapped edges. Only precaution is that after a particularly hard winter with lots of freeze/thawing, you will need to make sure the pins haven't heaved. You may need to push them back into the ground. Other than that they're great.
70 of 71 people found the following review helpful.
The best I've found
I write very few reviews, but make an exception for this product. These fabric anchor pins are by far better then what I've ever found locally. They are a heavier gauge wire and they are at least an inch and a half longer. And to top it off they are around $7/100 vs. $12/75 from the local big box home improvement store. I ordered 1000 and the two boxes were 40lbs total, so $13 in shipping is worth it.
60 of 64 people found the following review helpful. See all 327 customer reviews...
Beware the reviews from those unfamiliar with anchor staples.
Other reviewers have mentioned the round tops. Yes the picture shows square staples. The ad, however, clearly states they are round top staples. That's why I bought them. The round top doesn't create a pressure point, when I install them as others have mentioned. In fact the lack of square corners makes them far more comfortable in my opinion... and stronger. The shipping is free. So the recent shipping complaints are clearly in places where shipping costs are expectedly high (islands, wildernesses, countries with poor infrastructure, etc.). Others complained about the weight... of course 500 steel staples weigh 20lbs. They're steel. All of the reviews below 4 stars seem angry at the staples for the customer's own circumstances. Also, the coatings on ground staples have nothing to do with rust. Some of the more experienced reviewers don't understand this either. This is a manufacturing lubricant. It's there to let the metal wire slide smoothly through the bending equipment. The more grease or oil on the staple, the more damage you do to your soil. That's the second reason I purchased these staples as opposed to others. It's also a sign of quality materials and good storage practices that very little lube was needed to make the staples and keep them rust free in the box. The last brand I used was COVERED in graphite grease which took days to scrub off my hands.
These are awesome staples. I've installed several thousand staples from several companies over the last 4 years from landscaping to crop planting. These are the lessons I have learned. The round top creates a bunching effect when installing plastic or fabric, making the material less likely to tear off the staple on a windy day. The cinch effect also tightens the fabric or plastic you put down. The round top also allows for slightly deeper ground penetration, further tightening your install. The tighter your material, the less likely it is that wind will be able to get under, and remove it causing a re-install. I use black plastic sheeting as a chem-free defoliant that also draws very straight lines for crop and tree plantings. The less space between plastic and dirt the faster it cooks the soil clean. Good staples. If you want square, buy square.