HOW TO USE THE ROP SHOP'S DRIVEWAY SNOW STAKE TOOL
The ROP Shop now carries a Driveway Marker Snow Stake Install tool that makes installing driveway markers a snap. Even though it’s ideal to have your markers in place by early October, our new tool can help you to place your snow stakes even later in the season if you happen to get behind (or if you procrastinated too long). It’s also great for when you need to replace a broken stake halfway through the season.
INSTALLATION TOOL FEATURES
- Ensures a more vertical installation of the stake
- Easier on your back (you won’t have to bend over like you would when using a drill)
- Doesn’t need to be recharged
- Won’t burn through drill bits
- Comes with a handle for a firm grip
- Kick plate allows greater force for installing hard or rocky soil
- Kick plate ensures consistent installation depth
- 5 3/4-inch spike’s support square decreases the likelihood of the spike bending or breaking in hard or rocky soils
USING THE INSTALLATION TOOL
- Select the stake you plan to install. Using multi-colored driveway markers will help you differentiate important obstacles, like speed bumps, drains, hydrants, and so forth.
- Place the tip of the 5 3/4” spike in the spot where you want to install the marker.
- Using the kick plate and handle, apply downward pressure to the tool until the spike sinks and the kick plate is flush with the ground. This allows the stake to go in straighter than with a drill bit. The square support near the spike prevents the spike and the kick plate from bending or breaking as you create the pilot hole.
- Remove the spike and insert the chosen driveway marker into the hole.
- Flip the install tool over. Near the handle is an opening that will slide over both The ROP Shop’s 1/4” and 5/16” stakes. Slide the housing over the stake.
- Using the kick plate as a handle and the shaft of the tool as a slide hammer, pound the stake in a bit deeper. You’ll want the stake 6 to 12 inches deep, depending on the soil.
- Move on to your next spot and select the next driveway marker you wish to install. You’ll probably want to place your driveway markers about 10 to 15 feet apart, depending on the layout of the area to be marked. If there are a lot of curves or hills, you may choose to make them closer so you can better define the terrain.
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