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Rated 2 out of 5Â by ebellata Not very stable
I just installed those brackets and the shelves fell off twice. Finally had to tap them into the rail with a hammer to keep them somewhat stable. I installed the twin brackets in the past and they were great, but I cannot recommend the single brackets.
September 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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
Rated 2 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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