Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 5
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cesibiri worst purchase EVER!!!
These sounded like they would be ideal for a rack that would support about 15-20 pounds. I felt I could really put this type of anchor to use in other projects so I bought a 25 pack. These turned out to be about a 10 pack after you take into account how often they broke before I could tap them in. One thing I hung up actually fell. When I inspected it, I found that the piece that folds over to provide the hold broke off! Never again.
If you have them already because, like me, you didn't read the reviews. Do what someone here recommended. Pre-drill a small hole before you tap in. That helps tons.
July 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AverageHomeowner Break too easily
These are horrible! The joint between the base and the shaft is so flimsy that 50% of the time, the base breaks off while you're "tapping" the thing into the wall. So even if you manage to drive one in whole, I doubt that shaft is doing much of anything once it's in the wall. The directions say to tap and not pound. Ha! If you tap, you can't drive the darn thing. If you pound, you're likely to break off the base. And I even drilled pilot holes. Then bigger pilot holes. And had to grab a screwdriver to push shafts into the wall after the base broke off without leaving enough of the shaft to pull out with pliers. For a minute there, I was scared I was going to end up with ugly holes in the wall that needed patching. At first I thought I'd accidentally located over a stud or something, and that's why I couldn't drive forward with tapping. Nope...could stick the full length of the screw in with no problems and wiggle it around. These are just poorly designed. Hopefully I can find something better. I struggled through for the first spice rack I'm hanging, but no way am I using these on the second.
April 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Customer Horrible cheaply-made product
Avoid these like the plague. Half of them broke in half while I was "tapping" them into place and then I had half of an anchor stuck in my drywall that I could not get out even with needle nose pliers. The installation instructions say that you should tap them, not pound them (presumably because they are so poorly made). Anyone every get anything stuck into drywall just by gently tapping? Me neither.
February 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Al17 Excellent wall anchors
Even though the directions don't require a hole, I drill and 1/8th inch pilot hole, tap them in with a small hammer and I have a clean reliable drywall anchor.
I use these every time the larger white threaded type have ripped a hole in the wall. Those are worthless.
July 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by brennydenny Great anchors
As someone who has used a lot of different types of drywall anchors in my day, these are some of the best as far as (a) ease of use and (b) simplicity and effectiveness. No drilling is a huge plus - I'll drill if I need toggle bolts for something really heavy, but for everyday hanging, these Tap-N-Lock anchors are the way to go.
August 28, 2012