Rated 1.9 out of 5 by 21
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Use basic toggle bolts instead. Easier, cheaper, stronger, less frustrating!
These stupid driller toggles are a waste of time and money. Anchors are such a simple thing, who would think you need to check reviews? Well, after wasting $7 and two trips to the store, I wish that I would have checked the reviews.
2 out of the 6 that I bought worked properly, but I'm questioning their strength. The toggle didn't engage on 4 of them - it either got caught on the insulation or just didn't flip properly.
Alternatively, I ended up using the good ol' style toggle bolts. I was able to pull out the broken anchors by using a wire cutter to snap plastic anchor free, and push the rest into the wall. Since I had a nice hole in the wall now, I bought 3/16" x 3 in" toggle bolts instead and they fit into the hole perfectly. These toggle bolts were easier to install, more simple, faster, and more confidence inspiring (depending on size, they hold more weight)...and they actually worked.
I could only see using these driller toggles if:
-you don't have a drill to drill a pilot hole (which is required for a traditional anchor toggle).
-you know for certain that there is no insulation or anything behind the drywall that will interfere with the flipping of the driller toggler.
Here's the link to the anchor toggles that I ended up using instead:
October 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ski I'm in agreement with other reviewers with good results. I did drill pilot holes first just to prevent crumbling of the drywall. I found that inserting the units with the arrow between 8 o'clock and 9 o'clock will ensure they are upright when screwed into the drywall. I also used a cordless drill to secure the screws - with 2" screws and 1/2" drywall, it takes a little turning to get them anchored against the inside of the wall. True enough, they will leave a good-sized hole to repair if I ever need to remove them. In my case, I was anchoring IKEA cabinets to the wall - I was able to use a double stud for one of the anchor points, but the studs were too far apart to hit the other. I used three of these spaced out a little to balance the weight a little across the IKEA mounting bracket. Maybe overkill using three, but all three worked like a charm. I did check them all before inserting to make sure the screws would screw into the toggle and that the toggle flipped down as desiged. It's really impossible for the metal toggles to fall out of the sleeves, which are designed to prevent that from happening - unless you're hammering the screws in or something. These work MUCH better (IMO) than any of the expansion anchors out there (which I've found just make the drywall crumble).
October 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CuzzinNed 100% failure proof [unless you're 100% clumsy]
I am very surprised to hear all the negative reviews here, as these anchors are i.m.o. failure proof. I'm not using anything else anymore but these for mounting heavier things.
They are more expensive per anchor, but I'm tired of all these other flimsy plugs that are a waste of time. These don't even require a drill.
Just pay attention to the little arrow on the sleeve and make sure that it points upwards in the anchor's final position (I put it at 9 o' clock before pressing it into the drywall, so it always ends up at 12 o' clock).
April 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Radioavon Garbage
These things did nothing but leave a giant hole in my wall. Complete trash.
I'm disappointed they even let me buy these at Home Depot. Complete trash. Ruined my wall and my plans to hang something where I wanted it
April 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jfuchs not sure about other reviews
not sure what the other reviews are talking about. but if you hand screw the anchor in (no power tools) give it a second to grab (will feel like they are not working at first) and you only hand tighten to point where the anchor is snug. then all is fine in world. these are the only anchors I use unless I am in a small working area.
January 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nickname Worst Product I have ever Purchased
Unbelievably dissatisfied with this product. I read all the reviews, looked at all the how to videos and had a 100% failure rate with using these. The plastic housing broke on two of them and the other 4 that I was finally able to get in would not engage the toggle. Incredibly poor product.
November 16, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Handyguy I should have read the reviews
I was simply mounting a TV to a wall for a friend and we grabbed these from the store. Out of 6 only one flipped in the wall properly. Needless to say we'll be returning these and buying something worthwhile. Thanks for wasting 30 minutes of my life.
September 29, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by UnimpressedDIYguy DO NOT BUY! These things are useless.
Poorly designed product. The plastic collar is not strong enough to hold the metal anchor. I carefully (manually) screwed the assembly into my drywall trying to avoid breaking the flimsy feeling plastic. I got them in fine but when I tried to screw the bolt in it never tightened on the anchor. I used 5 of the 6 anchors in the box and not one of them connected. When I backed the plastic collars out to use a different product I discovered the plastic had snapped on 4 of the 5 leaving the metal anchor somewhere in my wall. I also learned that this pivot design will not work if you have an insulated wall. The metal tangles in the insulation and that prevents it from flipping perpendicular to catch the bolt threads. I'm very frustrated I lost $8 to learn this product doesn't work.
July 4, 2015