Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 6
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sly147 These are junk
My wife and I wasted a Sunday afternoon installing these. Fortunately, we decided to test them before we had all the brackets up.
1. The #10 screw didn't fit, Luckily, I had a box of #8 screws that worked.
2. The shelf bracket to mounting strip fit was inadequate. The shelf wobbled all over the place, even with a heavier item on it. Any slight bump and the whole bracket and shelf wobbled all over the place.
3. The finish cracks and comes off easy.
Needless to say we are in the process of uninstalling and returning. Waste of time and money.
May 1, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ajennell Those Brackets...
The tracks are pretty easy to install, though the screw holes are a bit tight. Had to buy ones slightly smaller than expected. Offers great versatility and doesn't look too horrible in the house. Seems sturdy enough (main frame/tracks.)
My major problem was with the shelving brackets. They do not slide into place and instead get stuck when they are 1/4 of the way down. Tried to bend one slightly to allow room for the shelving to slide into the socket, but no go. Hammered lightly on a board, still no go. Shelves themselves are wobbly because of the bracket.
May 23, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jstars I'm With Stan! How do you use these???
I too am looking at these nifty bow-tie anchors and I challenge anyone at Rubbermaid to figure out how they are supposed to be put thru a 1/4 inch diameter hole without destroying your wallboard. I am a veteran of wall shelf systems but this one has me stumped. Using the pin or scrunching with fingers or tools. I don't get it. Better make a video of this one when you figure it out.
November 20, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WFND Simple but effective...
I use these shelves all over my house. The only thing I'd like to have is some sort of recommended weight limit available.
I can say from personal use, you can stack a lot of stuff on these, I have between 200 & 300 lbs on a 16" wide shelf with 3 tracks. So far, so good.
February 27, 2010
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Stan Instructions?
Sure would be handy to have some instructions on the 4C74 Single Track Universal Hardware.
Nifty looking bow ties, neato screws and some really cool sticker dots. How am I supposed to use these properly?????
August 8, 2009
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by GPratt No Screws
It's a great product with one huge exception: The screw holes in the uprights and their lack of countersinking, the lack of screw specifications and the lack of screws.
I have installed thousands of dollars worth of this shelving for customers. I won't recommend or install it any more because of the pain of the install.
The screw holes should be the right size, and properly beveled to accept a 2 inch (for hard surface mount) or 2 1/2 inch (for over drywall mount) color matching wood screw with a Robertson head. Rubbermaid should sell them with the product at a reasonable price.
Without such screws I cannot easily or properly install the product. The screws need to be countersunk to permit a full range installation of shelving brackets into the uprights. Protruding screw heads not only prevent a bracket install above the heads, but prevent the use of adjacent slots as well.
#8 screws have a head that is too big. I can make them work by custom countersinking, with a metal cutting countersink bit, each and every support hole. Thanks for the inconvenience, guys.
#6 screws are a little better for countersink effort but are spindly, only available in max 2 inch length and so too weak for heavy loads on the shelves.
I don't know if this is a Rubbermaid problem, or a Home Depot problem, but it's a problem.
June 14, 2013