These St. Nick's Choice No Ladder Eaves Clips (50-Pack) are ideal for stringing holiday lights along your roof eaves. No need for a ladder, these clips work with the No Ladder threaded-end pole (sold separately in a Kit with 40 clips). Use them to hang icicle lights, mini lights and even the C7/C9 large bulbs.
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100%of customersrecommend this product13 of 13reviews
Rating Breakdown14 reviews
100%of customersrecommend this product13 of 13reviews
First time user. I wanted to put up Christmas lights on our house by myself and didn't think about measuring our eaves before buying the inexpensive product. The box says the clips work for eaves up to 1.5" thick. Ours are right about there or a little thicker with decades of paint build up so they wouldn't work for us. But, the same company offers the roof shingle/gutter clips and since the eaves clips didn't work I hesitantly tried those (because I was worried about damaging our new roof shingles). They were wonderful and super easy to install (I have mostly shingles, some gutters on my roof line) and I'm very happy I tried them out. (And they don't damage your shingles)
This takes putting up chirstmas lights from an all day chore to about an hour of work. You dont need a ladder, just the long extension for a paint roller. The only downside is they tend to only last one season but its well worth it not to have to get up on the ceramic tile with a hammer and nails.
The clips do not have the hook for the wire to go through like previous eaves clips I have purchased. You have to run the wire through the portion that actually clips to the eave instead of a hook/loop on the end of it like other clips. Still very easy to install, just not the ones I already owned so I had to do a little improvising to get the lights to look the same as the others.
Pros: Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Functional
Bought these for xmas 2012. Had an issue with them breaking while installing with the pole. It was a cold overcast day in the mid 30s so after breaking the 10th one i decided to warm them up first in the house, after that they worked just fine. After the glacier from the roof recieded 3 months later i took them down on a nice sunny day in the mid 60s and all of the 5 hanger i triied broke when triing to screw the pole back into the hangers for removal. So i just pulled the string instead and only broke about 1/3 of them as they returned to earth. All in all great product had no issues with them staying in place and holding with natural foot long icecyles forming off the string (5 foot hanger spacing). So all that said just plan ahead and get an extra box if no warm days are insight and dont expect to use all of them again next year.
These clips work great compared to the alternatives. I've used them for 2 seasons, now and have only broken 3 clips. The apex of my eave reaches about 20 ft. and I do have to get on a ladder, but only a safety step ladder and not a more dangerous extension ladder. So working with the lights, clips and pole at a lower height is great for me (I'm 65). My one complaint is that the St. Nick's Choice extension pole is not very sturdy and the telescoping sections don't always stay secured, so screwing and unscrewing of the clips can be frustrating. I've invested in two sturdy metal threaded mop handles (cut one down to about 3 ft for low eaves) so I can easily and conveniently reach all of my eaves. I put a light spritz of Pam cooking spray on the thread end of the mop stick and it screws easily and quickly in and out of the eave clips. Takes about 1 hr less to put them up vs my old clips and I'm never more than about 4 ft. off the ground.
I snagged this thing up when I saw it in the store because I knew I wouldn't be climbing any ladders to get to my roof line. Overall, it is an excellent concept, but the product has its flaws. The extension pieces don't have any locking mechanism. So, they will slide in and collapse on occasion. Additionally, they will also twist, and this makes the unit a frustration. Basically, you screw the plastic clip onto the tip of the pole and then once the plastic clip is inserted into the roof line or gutter, you unscrew the pole to get it down. So, when the pole either collapses or twists, you can't get it unscrewed. And, this happens while you're at a full reach hanging a light 15 feet up. You can't bring your arms down or let go of the pole, because all the lights will come pulling down. You just keep twisting the pole, hoping that it will eventually unscrew the plastic clip. To top it off, I was about half way through when the pole collapsed yet again. I went to extend it back out and it came out all the way, i.e. it broke. At that point, I took some duct tape and wrapped it around the thing - now it won't collapse or twist! One final note, it is a bit flimsy. So if you have it at full extension and are trying to insert a clip that is very high up, you don't get a lot of leverage to push the clip under the roof tile. The more you push, the more it bends. But, you are able to screw the clip onto any threaded pole, so if you have a long pole that is threaded and more sturdy, you can swap it out.
Overall, I would still recommend this product because it beats the dangers of getting on a very tall ladder or climbing onto the roof. I only wish they had done a better job constructing it.
I was doubtful when I saw it in the store but wow, do these things make it easy! I purchased the starter kit with pole, didn't realize any standard threaded pole will work. I'd suggest just buying the clips if you already have a telescoping pole for dusting ect. Easy to install and I'm guessing when its time to take them down, all you have to do is pull on the lights and down they and the clips come!
This is the easiest way ever to hang Christmas lights. Just snap them over the eaves.
The only problem is that the plastic on the later products is a little brittle, and they break if you don't push straight, but other than that it's a wonderful system. Way better than anything else I've ever seen.
These clips work great on wood eaves in the desert climate. They can be a bit flimsy and break easily if you're not careful or installing them in extreme cold temperatures. Wish they were available to buy in the stores the 1st week of December. They are sold out completely.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Easy to Install, Perfect Size