Received mine exactly as described. This should hold a flagpole against nearly anything for anyone. It will receive an acid test here. I live on one side of the Tularosa Basin on the escarpment to the Sacramento Mountains. When weather fronts come through here, there is absolutely nothing to slow or stop it. We get gusts as high as 80+MPH and they'll change directions in a heartbeat which destroyed a cast aluminum adjustable angle bracket and a cast metal alloy adjustable before it. This beautiful welded bracket looks up to the task, is angled perfectly with no weak spots, and pretty doing it too. It is so nice, I actually hesitated to mount it outdoors!