NOTE: When you Shop By Product, you'll find that every anchor description offers a PDF with technical specs and installation tips. If you're not sure which anchor to use, the installation overview below may be helpful.

How to Install Penetrator Anchors

There are three installation methods for Penetrators, depending on the anchor style. 1) By hand, 2) Socket drive, 3) Square drive. The most common power tool used is an impact wrench, and we sell the Makita TW1000 Impact Wrench for installing the PE36, PE46-Flat, PE46-Guy, PE46-Hex and PE46-Hex8 anchors. The illustrations below and videos provide more detail. You’ll find an installation PDF included on every Penetrator product page, as installation methods will vary depending on the anchor size.

For larger PE36 and PE46 anchors, this featured video from Sailrite PE36 Installation - Watch on YouTube shows how a combination of impact wrench and steel pipe (by hand) installation methods may work best for your application.

For bracing and structure support applications, check out this Penetrator installation video on YouTube showing the PE46-Hex and the PE46-44V bracket holding 4x4 lumber; from our customer, Jack Henderson.

How to Install Arrowhead & Bullet Anchors

Depending on the soil type, you'll install bullets and arrowheads one of three ways: 1) Manually, with a hammer and drive rod, 2) Power assisted, using a demolition hammer or 3) Power assisted, using a jack hammer, jack, "come along" and anchor locker/proof tester.

This featured video from our friends at Green Acre Homestead is filled with helpful tips, including drive rod installation and removal.