No, I couldn't lift up the pounder up and slam it down with enough force. I didn't have anything to stand on.So you couldn't reach to start the pounder?
Do you slide the pounder on the post before setting upright?
A milk crate and the pounder would be easier,
than a sledge hammer on a ladder<cringes>
The only problem with the sledge hammer is wow that thing is heavy. It was hard for me to lift it up almost. It works good if you don't miss often which I didn't. It actually works better than the pounder for me.