Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 12
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Frustrated Test Failure
After shearing off smaller diameter Tapcom screws I purchased these screws. Due to the previous failure I found a spare brick that I could try these out on. After drilling the pilot hole of the specified diameter and depth, I tried installing these to determine if they would hold. About 3/4 of the depth embedded the screw began turning freely. I backed it out to find most of the tread material broken off. No holding power for the intended application. Another failure.
October 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NWbuilder Great in theory....
I have always been intrigued by the Tapcon concrete anchors. Over the years I have tried this product many times only to be disappointed. Even when following the installation instructions exactly, it is hit or miss whether you can actually drive the anchor fully and snug the steel or wood member up to the concrete. The installation time and the lack of consistency just doesn't justify the cost difference compared to a wedge anchor or a lag shield anchor.
September 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Pretty bad
screw head shears off when tightening whether you go slow or fast. these are low quality.
July 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Larry Great in brick
I'm hanging shutters with these. They are great in brick, but if you are drilling into mortar mix between the brick, virtually all mortar mix will crumble and the screw won't hold. Anything and anybody is trying to drill and get to hold in mortar is a loss cause. Drilling holes in brick is a pain in the butt!
June 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by E77hr Didn't work
Tried to use these in mortar to hang a flag pole. Followed the instructions and used the correct drill bit size, etc. They pulled right out. Not even a hint of actually grabbing the mortar.
April 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Tapcon Products Do Not Work!
I have tried using them in the past because I think the concept is good but they pulled out, broke, or stripped out. It has been awhile and I thought they might have upgraded the product so I tried them again. No change...useless. I returned the whole pack which either broke or stripped.
February 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Buck Don't waste your money.
Purchase the 1/4 x 3-1/4 in. Anchors. Followed instructions, even drilled deeper than on instructions. 3 holes, 3 snapped anchors, all three snapped in at exact same point.
February 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nitricacid Work great in concrete!!!!
These work great in concrete slab that i had to attach some plates to. The included drill bit was COMPLETE GARBAGE! Not straight at all. Had to get my hammer drill and drill bit to bore out straight holes.
Tips on using these tapcons
1) Bore hole must be drilled
2) When screwing in tapcon /MUST BE SAME ANGLE AS BORE HOLE
January 10, 2016