4. Sliding Hammer
Use both hands. Grab the black handle lifting the slide body and
then forcing back to stake.
As hammering progresses you may want to let go of the handle on the
way down for smoother strikes.
5. Correct Depth
If you are using our locking system the correct depth for the stake
will be the equivalent of the U-Shape at the end of the slide hammer
to the ground approximately 6".
Note: For a straight and level install, drive the stake about 1/2
to 3/4 of the way into soil. Then remove the slide hammer and install
your post. Now you should have an idea of what angle the stake must
be driven. Load the slide hammer back into the stake and push in the
direction you need the stake to go. Continue to drive the stake in.
6. Installing Lock
Slide the key into the lock until both tangs pull in. Slide the key
and lock into the post lock hole until it dead ends. This may take some
finessing to line up all the holes. Holding the lock in place, remove
the key. When installed correctly, the lock will not pull out without
7. Stake Removal
For stake removal, load the slide hammer into the stake. Insert ring
pin removal tool through both holes in the stake. Leaving slide hammer in
lock position, try lifting slide hammer out of the stake quickly hitting
the removal pin.