The Ellis MFG Kick Braces can be attached quickly by nailing two nails in each end plate . The ends swivel 180 degrees freely to allow brace to be placed at any angle. Use rebar, screw driver, etc. to quickly adjusts the turnbuckle to lengthen or shorten the Kick Brace. 1" Diameter self-cleaning coil threads help protect and prolong the performance of the turnbuckle. Full length welds insure strength when bracing. Weight is 10.5 lbs. each. 29.5" closed length with 6" of adjustment.