Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wally Buy with Confidence
This is a product that actually works. Sturdy, well designed and very easy to install. Buy it with confidence!
August 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by corky worked as advertised
made it possible to replace a light fixture with a ceiling fan in a space without access to above the ceiling access. i'm satisfied.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MfgEngSanDiego Excellant Value. Does the job needed. Would use again.
Was looking at installing a ceiling fan in my apartment. Found out the outlet box was only for lighting and not fan rated. Went to the local Home Depot and wanted the lower cost one. Wasn't in stock. But they matched the price on this one. Worked well. Only comment is the box was higher than the drywall. Not sure if I tightened the brace correctly (with legs resting on drywall) or if my ceiling was a little thicker. Put a spacer (fender washers) to compensate. Every thing worked well and was fairly quick to install. (most time was spent clearing out the insulation to get a clear view/path to the studs.) I would use again or recommend a friend to use.
May 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mike easy to use
works excellent in old work. not meant for new construction.
May 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ABQUpde Saf-T-Brace
The safe-t-brace that I installed was so simple. I had to cut a 4 inch opening and then slid the brace into the hole, ensuring it was cock-eyed or anything, and then tightened it down with a wrench. I also installed this between 24-inch ceiling joists and it still felt very strong.
May 8, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JSmith WELL BUILT-POORLY DESIGNED
This box is sturdy but does not perform well.
The metal teeth “walk “as you tighten the strut so that it is nearly impossible to get level and square at the same time. I solved this problem by placing two screws through each of the plastic tabs at the strut ends so that it could not move as it was tightened.
Even after the strut is in place, it can still turn, meaning the fan can go off axis. I solved this by pop riveting an extra bracket to the side of the box and then screwing it to the joist. (Negates center mounting box between joists.
The 10-24 bolts that mount the fan would not go into the box. At first I thought it might have nylon inserts to prevent loosening but when I examined the threads, they were damaged. I sovled this by taping the box to 10-24 and then adding lock nuts to each bolt where it protruded from the top of the box.
Two hours later . . . . Don’t waste your money or time. You would be better off mounting the box to a stud piece nailed between the joists.
April 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hemi6pac Perfect for what I needed
I wanted to install a ceiling fan in my living room and since I have a vaulted ceiling, access to the attic space was prohibitive. The Saf-T-Brace was the perfect solution for me. It was relatively easy to install, and works great. I could hang from it, so I know it will support a ceiling fan easily. I highly recommend this product.
July 14, 2015