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    A strong but lightweight 170 cm aluminium garden feeder pole with which to create your own customised bird feeding station - with total ease. The pole is 25 mm diameter, comes in three slot-together sections, and is suitable for lawns or soil surfaces.

    You can use it on a patio as well, by adding the Patio base (R402058).
    Add pole hooks (R401585 and R1121) wherever you want to hang your feeders.
    A 56 cm extension pole (R0646) is available to add extra height for even more hanging feeders.

    Top with one of our Ultimate Easy-clean or Classic feeders, with or without guardian using the threaded adaptor supplied.




    Specification
    Height 170 cm Diameter 25 mm
    RSPB
    R0318
    • Type of Feeder
      Bird feeder accessories
      Pole systems
    • £3.95 - Standard delivery to the UK and Channel Islands
    • FREE - for orders of £75 or more, or if you order only RSPB gift cards and/or a catalogue.
    • £5.95 - Next working day delivery (only for in-stock items ordered before 3pm to UK addresses*)
    • £5.95 - Choose the day delivery (only for in-stock items ordered before 3pm to UK addresses*)

    *Items that can be personalised and products sent direct from the supplier are not available for next day or choose the day delivery. Some postcodes are also excluded.

    See our delivery and returns page for full details.

    RSPB Shop offers a no-quibble free returns policy. We hope you will be delighted with every purchase, but if not, we will offer you a replacement or a full refund - whatever the reason. Just let us know within 90 days of delivery by contacting our customer service team on 0345 034 7733. Full details of our returns policy >

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    25/May/2015
    re 'Sell plastic adaptor separately' - David and Darlene
    I totally agree with David and Darlene's comments on the above.
    I have bought two lots of poles now (which are fine and lots of other RSPB feeder products) but the plastic adapter at the top has snapped twice now in only moderate winds (its not for for purpose) and the feeder came crashing down. I don't want want to buy yet another pole set just for the 50p plastic adapter at the top.
    RSPB - Please listen to your customers or they will go elsewhere!
    Please can you also send me a plastic adapter only?

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review. If you contact customer services they will be happy to replace the plastic adaptor for you. These are available through customer services.
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    31/Jan/2015
    Sell plastic adaptor separately
    Don't hold your breath, Darlene. As you see, someone else said much the same in 2010. Indeed, I discussed it with RSPB Shop before that.
    But still we can buy a new adaptor only with pole, and send spare pole to landfill.

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    30/Jun/2014
    Need to stock spares
    I bought this feeder pole in 2011. The metal pole works will but unfortunately the plastic fitting to attach the feeder to the top of the pole has broken. A complete new set has to be purchased. The RSBP should consider stocking a spare part. What a waste to have to throw it all away.
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    09/Mar/2014
    Poor quality
    The pole cannot be fitted with a feeder and tray as advertised as there is insufficient screw thread on the fixing. The cheap quality and assembly makes it quite unstable and wobbly.

    RSPB response - Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear you've had trouble with this item. The pole has been tested for use with RSPB feeders and seed trays. Please contact our Customer Services Team to arrange a replacement or refund.
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    12/Feb/2014
    Just what I needed
    Having lost an apple tree to honey fungus, I needed to find somewhere to hang my feeders near my hedge, where the birds pop in and out to feed. Despite reading some very disappointing reviews, I went ahead and bought the feeder pole along with the cast iron base and three hooks. It arrived within two days of placing the order, went together in about 5 minutes and has been in my garden for the last six days doing its job. We have had quite a few very windy gusts in this period and, even though it is a bit protected by the hedge, it has taken a battering and survived. Perhaps others have just been unlucky with a faulty fit. I would certainly recommend it.
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    02/Dec/2013
    Very poor quality
    I situated the pole in a sheltered position but it could not withstand the weight of the feeders and bent. I got in touch with RSPB and because it was 12 months ago, they would not stand behind it. Now I have these unusable feeders. Surprised RSPB did not stand behind its products and also that it markets a product it knows from these reviews is of poor quality.

    Poley
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    15/Mar/2013
    Driving me mad
    I now see that I have been suffering in the same way as others this cold winter: the lower level fills with water, it freezes, the ice expands to push the whole thing out and it comes crashing down - just when birds need it. My expensive squirrel proof feeder has also broken in the fall. All it needs is a simple design modification to let the water escape. Don't buy, is my advice.

    RSPB response- Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear you were not happy with the product. Please contact our customer services team if you'd like a replacement or refund
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    26/Jan/2013
    Not up to RSPB standards
    Disappointingly unstable. I too have suffered from the same icing problems others have described that force the sections apart and to crash on to the ground in freezing weather. This makes the pole useless just when the birds most need feeding. The first time this happened, it shattered the (very expensive) RSPB squirrel guard dome that we need here. The hanging bird table (also RSPB) has so far survived its several falls, but is unlikely to do so much longer.

    Also, on our ground it is not easy to drive the bottom pole in very far without using force that would risk damaging it. A different, really strong, holding tube for the base section would be far better. Or some protective cover that would allow full force hammering. I have had to rig up an unsightly tripod of garden plant supports to hold it more or less vertical.
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    23/Mar/2012
    Fundamental Design Flaw
    People have commented that, when conditions get icy, they have a problem with ice forcing an upper section of the pole out of the base, sending their precious feeders crashing to the ground. There is a simple reason for this, and it is a fundamental design flaw. These are multi section poles with each section fitting into the one below - i.e. it is the bottom of each section that is reduced in diameter (rather than the top of the lower pole). This means that the rain running down the pole drains into the pole. When it freezes outside, the water/ice expands as it freezes, and will force the pole above up and out of the lower section - either that, or it might split the pole. The sensible design is to have the top of each section reduced so that the section above it fits over it. This way the rain just runs down the outside. If you want a good 1 inch diameter feeder pole Jacobi Jayne sell one that is SENSIBLY designed (and a bit cheaper!).
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    13/Dec/2010
    Adaptor problem
    Found the poles adequate but a little light weight when using the larger feeders. Our problem is the adaptor. I now have a collection of spare poles as we have purchased a number of sets just to get the clear screw adaptor. I now find the the adaptor we are using does not fit the new feeders!
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    23/Jun/2010
    A bit shoddier than I had hoped
    Even sunk quite deeply into the ground, this pole isn't nearly as robust as I'd hoped - you've got to be careful to balance feeders with any weight to them at all to stop it bending and wobbling.
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    07/Apr/2010
    Ice
    I have had the same problem with ice this winter as other reviewers. As a result of the ice forcing the pole upwards and over I have lost three feeders to breakages. Needs a draining hole to prevent this proble.
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    22/Feb/2010
    Ice problems
    I also have had problems this winter. The water entered the lawn spike and froze, pushing the pole up. The first effect was to bend the spike as it was only partly attached. Having straightened it the ice froze again and this time the pole fell over and the perches snapped, just like the experience of your other reviewer.
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