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5 Stars Heavy duty trunk lifter
Brian from MA wrote (October 24, 2013):
The handle was perfect for the Tack Box that my husband made for our grandson who is an ox teamster and needed a good sized tack box for trips to fairs with his oxen. My husband wiped down the oiliness with a soft cloth and applied a solid wax coat to the handle and that solved any oiliness. The handle also has stops so you won't pinch your knuckles when you lift the box or trunk. They fit the bill perfectly for us.
3 Stars what I needed BUT
Bob from ME wrote (September 01, 2013):
The style was very close to the old hanle it was replacing. The oily black stuff I had to remove. I used Brake cleaner and scrubed it to bare metal the sprayed on a primer then a flat black paint. I bought both sizes and they look great on both the wooden boxes/trunks. I would defenitly get another if needed.
4 Stars Does the Job
BocaDr from FL wrote (August 12, 2013):
Yes, it arrives out of the package oily; it was actually the finish that was the oily part b/c if I tried to wipe off the "oilyness" with a little spirits, some of the finish actually came off. However, factoring in that there isn't exactly an 'abundance' of trunk lifters available to choose from, as far as I can tell, it's OK. If you are intending this to be truly a functional trunk lifter handle for a heavy trunk, the gauge of the handle metal used is probably a bit small: a heavy trunk is really going to cut into your hand more than is comfortable. But for a lighter trunk / decorative use, it's a good value.
3 Stars Not made in the USA and terrible finish
Richard Kausler from WI wrote (June 18, 2013):
The product is exactly what we needed for our 175 year old wooden trunk. However, the finish was so oily and greasy we needed rubber gloves to handle it. We sanded it down and gave it a new finish that was more acceptable. BUT the end result is very fine.