Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 15
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by KB Mixing Problem
After hours of prep, I finally got to the point where this product was to be used. I cut and installed the mixing nozzle per the instructions, Initial color was black, then grayish, then more gray. Final holes didn't harden internally. Had to re-do two holes. Others are hardened, but at least some probably won't hold. Very disappointed.
October 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tryingtogetby ZERO working time.
I bought a tube today to set eight 3/8" threaded rod in concrete. Had all the holes drilled and cleaned. Filled the first hole, inserted rod as directed, "turning rod back and forth" to ensure even adhesion (approx. 30 seconds) went to fill second hole and in that 30 second span, the cartridge was completely plugged solid. I don't know any human that could possibly work fast enough to fill and set more than 1 hole before your working time is GONE. I have used sika products in the past that work very well, but the"SUPER FAST SETTING" characteristics of this product is so fast that it renders the product useless. Unless, of course you only have one anchor to set and don't mind paying $21.00 to do so
August 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Casey Plan Ahead
Having read negative reviews (sets up way too fast) I drilled my oversized holes and cut the rebar in advance. I also thoroughly prep'd the holes per sika's website directions (hint a plumber's 1/2" fitting brush worked well for my 6" deep holes). I used a standard caulk gun on a 70 degree day, filled the holes one at a time, twisted the 12" long rebar into the epoxy and moved to the next hole, and the next, and the next --
12 holes in all. Then I removed and discarded the first nozzle and capped the tube as soon as the last hole was finished. By that time the first 2~3 holes were hardening. It does set fast, and that was good for me because in about 1/2 hour I could begin my concrete pour. The next day I had another small anchoring job to do and the second nozzle worked with the original tube -- product still flowed freely and 4 more 6" holes were filled and rebar'd. And I still had some AnchorFx-2 left over. My only "complaint" is that I wish Sika supplied (or would sell) a third nozzle because the remaining epoxy (~1/4th.) will be wasted.
September 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DetailPerson An Achoring Product That Works
This stuff works. It is easy to use. It sets up fast. Use it with a bolt or threaded rod. The tube of adhesive is labelled, SIKA PRO SELECT ANCHORING ADHESIVE.
I drill a hole 1/8-inch diameter larger than a galvanize bolt. Clean the hole. Screw a nut onto the bolt all the way to the head of the bolt. Apply the product per the instructions. Push the bolt into the hole with the head sticking up. Don't get any adhesive on the threads where you will be using a nut to anchor something. Allowing for temperature per the instructions, when the adhesive is set up, cut the head of the bolt off with a hacksaw and turn the nut off to straighten any damage threads.
May 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Walt Exactly what I needed! If you need more working time, chill it first.
Don't get me wrong, the 1 star reviews were really helpful. I went to install security window guards on our front bedroom in expectation of our baby boy. I found that the concrete where I drilled was not sufficiently thick for the security bolts and I needed something to back-fill inside the holes I drilled and grab onto the bolts. After reading the reviews I was worried this would set too fast. However, seeing as this adhesive is potentially the barrier between my son and a criminal, I was determined to make the super strong Anchorfix-2 work. I knew I needed more working time so I put it in the fridge (38 F) to slow the chemical reaction when it came time to apply. I used a heavy duty $15 HDX caulk gun from Home Depot which worked without any issue. I was concerned that maybe chilling it would cause an issue but this stuff hardened extremely strong! Still, the minimum substrate temp as listed on the package is 14F so I wouldn't recommend putting it in the freezer. I'm sure if you tried to pull the bars off, they would bend before this stuff would fail. Even chilling it, the working time is still about a minute between applications. I put the tip in lacquer thinner in between working and I think that also helped keep the tip from clogging. I give it 5 stars for value too because it saved me from having to buy more than $100 worth of dual-part adhesive and double tube epoxy gun. I'm very happy with this product, but thanks to the critical reviews too as I may not have been successful with this project without a heads-up. It gets crazy hard, I can see how it may have hardened too fast in some cases.
July 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TomL this stuff is awesome
This stuff cures fast, hard and strong. I will use again. It does set fast so just be ready. You probably have less than 1 minute of time to work it. I have used epoxy like this a lot in commercial construction and it's so nice to have something available at Home Depot now for weekend DIY stuff.
May 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Sets up too fast and not sticky.
Tried to use this product to "glue" my pool cover aluminum rails to the concrete (thus not used as a filler in a hole). Set up in 30 seconds, and did not stick at all to the aluminum rail. Set time is way too fast (it was 75 degrees outside).
April 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cabot Time will tell
Bought two tubes of this stuff to anchor down 9 threaded rods (5/8 at 5.25" deep) to attach 6x6 post bases for a deck I'm building. Its 40 degrees out as I write this so I warmed up the tubes for 20 minutes. Getting the consistent grey color out of the cartridge was simple enough, but I used a standard calk gun and you really need to use a lot of force to keep the flow going. I picked this product over the Quikrete brand as Sika was rated for colder weather, and the other was not. Hopefully this stuff works, my deck is counting on it
January 1, 2016