I moved into a home in January with no fenced in area for the dogs. I had to install some sort of fence by myself in the middle of winter with snow on the ground before I could bring the dogs to the new house. I only needed to do a modest size area to hold us over until I could expand.
I ordered all my supplies and had them shipped to the new address, so I would have to try to cram t-posts and rolls of fencing in my little car. Everyone told me there was no way in was going to get the posts in the ground with it being negative temperatures, but this post driver proved them wrong.
First of all, it is 17 pounds, so be prepared to be sore after swinging this thing all day. If you have ever done a kettle bell workout that is exactly how your abs and shoulders will feel. You just line the opening up with the t-post and slam it down with one hand on each handle. With the ground being pretty frozen it took me 10 to 20 solid drives on each pole, but I managed to get it done.
Now that the ground is thaw, I expanded the fencing to about an acre a couple weeks ago. This driver put the posts in using only about three to six hits. So, it certainly is so much easier on thawed ground. I will expand about another acre before fall, and once again, I will be so grateful for this essential tool.
If you have to put up wire fencing for any reason or even if you put up snow fencing before winter, this driver will make the process so much easier.