Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by McMac Great Success
I'm not too sure why many of the reviewers mention having to zip tie the shelf to the bracket. I have 1 pair installed in a 4 ft closet and it hasn't failed on me. I have 10 towels on the top shelf with a full hanging assortment of winter jackets and coats. I believe the instructions call for 2 brackets per 4 foot section...
I did use a full pack of the back clips just in-case. But after installing a solid back support, all you should need is 2 of these brackets to get the support needed.
As far as install... Pretty quick with a hammer, drill bits, drill, 3' level and some patience. Put the time into installing these and you should be disappointed.
February 9, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SuperHorse Great idea, horrible design
It installs just fine into the fast track shelving system I have, however it's the hole itself that is the problem. It was drilled too large for the small pin nail they supplied. Thus, each time you simply lift the bracket at all, it comes falling down, including the shelf it's supporting. So I had to find a nail of my own with a large enough head to hold the support in place, and it now works just fine; no more falling down. I've attached images showing the supplied pin nail, the nail I had to use, and the overly punched hole they (ClosetMaid) had.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lucho Shelving Support
Very Good product, fits my walking closet measures.
July 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DAB Shelves won't fall on me now.
I had shelving in a closet fall down on me when I was hanging up clothes. After Using the ClosetMaid Support Brackets with the ClosetMaid Shelf I am sure that won't happen again. It is very secure now.
July 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dschieff Closet Maid Shelving
Easy to install and very sturdy. The cost was a little high, but worth it.
June 23, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jorgen18 Nails provided are inadequate
These brackets come with HEADLESS nails. As a result, the nails do not secure the brackets. If you use the right size washers, you can make it work. With the right nails, these could be installed quickly and work well. The nails need to be the correct width to hold well.
May 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dmitri Zip ties? Oh, c'mon
Unless you install this incorrectly, you'll need all sorts of make-shift gadgets (zip-ties, glue, etc) to hold the structure together. One of the biggest mistakes people make is not install it in a straight line but more of a zig-zag pattern, in turn bending the shelf a bit. "Antinodes" pop-off and cause all sort of problems. Word of advise, don't use only plastic wall clips (Model # 7546), use a shelf clips (Model # 7561) or best of both wordls - for every three (3) #7546, use one (1) $7561 at the same interval. Install the support bracket LAST and make sure all brackets are on the same level as well. All brackets need to distribute the weight of the shelf evenly, because these are tensions brackets; otherwise they'll serve no purpose (dead weight) and fall out if no pressure is applied on them. It's simple physics.
August 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by detredwingsfan Installed properly they work great.
The whole key to the ClosetMaid Wire Shelving is to install it properly and that does not take a rocket scientist. Just a little patience and understanding that a floating bracket or wall support is not going to work. Each bracket and support must be carrying the shelf load. It is that simple, just install everything level and inline and it works. You also have to install enough wall clips and support brackets. Install just two of these without any wall clips and it will definitely fail. We have over a dozen wire shelves installed in closets throughout the house and no problems. Keep in mind that these are not designed to carry heavy loads, they are designed to carry clothes, shoes and similar.
February 19, 2015