Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 10
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Seth Could pull out by hand
I had a hard time tapping them in with a hammer, I'd imagine a pilot hole would greatly help. Once i had them installed and the shelf bracket attached, I could pull them out by hand... I guess they'd work if you only had to hold a couple pounds, there's just no real way for them to grip into the wall.
May 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hpintx Works great
I used these to hang several things around house & garage. Very sturdy and work very well. I would guess that those who left negative reviews didn't have the arrow pointing up. You have to look close to see.
January 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Manson DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just installed the first 2 and anchors almost pulled out of the wall with only a small light weight shelf. I had to remove them because they became so loose, and now I have 2 huge holes in my sheet rock. Worst design I have seen. If you purchase this product just keep the screws and throw the anchors in the trash. What a joke. Now I have to repair a wall and repaint. The only thing that holds anchor in place is a flimsy piece of plastic. Says it holds 50 pounds. It held about 4 pounds before I had to take shelf off before it failed. Very glad I didn't put in more before testing them. I would have had to repair all the huge holes and repaint for a long time. Now I only have to for an hour or so. Any positive review of this product would be highly questionable that the manufacture didn't place them.
April 24, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer drywall anchors
As A Handyman i work on a lot of older house hanging pictures and so forth these are a good design but , the one major flaw is they only work in thicknesses up to 1/2' so for older homes which are not plain drywall but lathe and plaster these will not work because the depth is close to an inch in thickness so read packaging carefully it will state max thickness of the wall ,unless they changed the design oh and they say no pre drill needed save time and a head ache Pre drill always pre drill when they say no Pre drilling needed...
November 8, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JohnS Do the job, but leave a bigger hole than competitor
I have used these and the competitor's version of the same size. While the competitor is a bit more expensive it leaves a hole that is much smaller. I tend to move things around and/or measure wrong and have to move things. These ones leave a much wider hole because of the design. Moreover, I would say these are not easier to install. It says don't "pound" them in with the hammer, so you have to hit each one like 30-50 times to get it in. For the other type you just need to predrill, which takes about 2 seconds, and then push the anchor in.
Also, like someone else mentioned, if you do not predrill a hole you will probably make your life a lot harder.
Lastly, I hate that they are bright green.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CPDubya quick, easy, and effective
These are the best anchors I've used. They are sturdier than they look and they go in with pin-point accuracy, which is much harder to achieve with the screw in type. Also, if you're using one where there happens to be a stud, you can just pull it out with your hand and then you have a nice pilot hole for the screw to get to the wood. These are the only kind I'll buy from here on out. I only wish that they were offered in larger quantities.
June 17, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dolby threw them out
Basically these things are not worth your time. Yea it says you don't need to pre-drill, but it takes forever if you don't. Also, even with the pre-drilling I had problems with them not staying straight and folding over during the hammering process. At least I got 10 screws out of the deal.
December 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mikeymike Pretty good anchor
Way more sturdy and easier to install than your typical plastic anchor. The package says "no drilling required." Unless you're going into bare drywall, do yourself a favor and drill pilot holes, then hone about 1/8" left and right to accommodate the fat tapered head. Hope this helps.
March 4, 2012