Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 15
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MichaelMui Once a great product now garbage
I'm a license contractor in California. I have used this product for many years. They are great for hanging TVs among other things. Some time in the near past the quality changed. Every part that comes with the toggle straps is cheaper; even the bag they come in. I'm guessing the manufacture, Hillman, is sacrificing quality for profit. They are now so cheaply made that when you insert the bolt the back of the toggle bolt falls off in the wall. I highly recommend a similar product made by Hilti. The Hilti's cost more and they work. The Hilti's are with the couple extra bucks. Do not waste your money on the Hillman product, pure garbage. If Home Depot values their customers, they should drop this product line.
March 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HandyOhio DO NOT BUY THESE- I'm saving you a second trip to HD
The plastic straps are incredibly brittle, and the sliding cuff is near impossible to slide up into the drywall. I'm an experienced handyman, and I broke 4 of these into the wall before I even got one to sit flush on the drywall to accept a screw. Only then did I attempt (by hand) to insert the screw, before the 5th one broke off and the metal piece fell into the wall cavity. I will be demanding my money back with the remainder of the pack. Just buy a good old fashioned toggle bolt. I went back and spent about half of what these cost for a pack of 15 instead of 6. incredible frustrating and would love to see somebody do a successful install with these.
July 27, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Retired Forget These, Probablly All Hillman Products
Bought some of these because what I usually use was out of stock. Pure junk, read the other reviews.
Straps don't retain when you seat them, and the retainer falls off behind the wall. Its unbelievable these are actually on the market, and they haven't been litigated because of them. Its clear they've never tested them except in a lab environment.
If you have them in quantity, try this to save as many as possible. DO NOT hold any more pressure against them than necessary to get the retainer to seat. Seating the retainer is very directional, make sure your fingers are on the load part of the retainer. After you seat them, DO NOT bend the plastic arms to break them off; they are so cheap they come out of the retainer. Instead of breaking them off like quality toggles, cut them off with a small side cut. Then hope when you try and run the bolt it doesn't knock the straps off until you get it started. Good luck. Never buy this stuff without reading the online reviews.
June 1, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Marty The toggle will support heavier objects well.
I used these to secure a hanging rail for kitchen cabinets into steel studs. This can be frustrating since some steel studs are too narrow for the toggles as is. I had to trim the business end so that it would straighten out when inserted. It is also difficult to get the screw to find the screw hole in the bolt. If the toggle is secured too tightly the plastic anchors will break before one can get the screw in. Once in though, they work well.
June 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JGC16 Ultimately these work, just use a screwdriver!
So I bought these to hang my TV into drywall. It's a 46" so I was a little skeptical in what I needed to hang it. I predrilled the holes and then inserted the straps. When it cam time to put in the screws I used a drill to save time. That was a bad idea. I ended up knocking the back piece into the wall. I didn't realize what I was doing at first and I thought it was catching. I ended up doing this to three of them. No worries though, three of these held my TV up without the fourth. I'm more than pleased with these. I've had my TV mounted for months now and haven't had an issue. It's a full tilt and swivel mount so I've been moving it all around and still no trouble. Awesome produce, just make sure you use a screwdriver for the screws (like the instructions say).
June 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BBen look for another option
i bought a 12 pack for some shelves. 3 of the 12 actually worked. The other 9 broke off inside the wall.
May 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joseph Effective and easy
I just bought these yesterday to install my new 60" LG TV (60LN6150). It works perfectly and installation was a breeze. Just make sure not to over tighten and buy your own washers at Home Depot. I bought 8 individual washers so I could put 2 washers per screw. I install the mount into drywall and avoided studs using a rare earth magnet (also bought at Home Depot). Highly recommend this product to anyone installing into drywall (if weight is supported).
January 2, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Stan Buy more than you need!
Used these to secure TV mount to metal studs. Ran into three issues: 1)They don't come with washers, make sure you buy your own; 2) The anchor piece can easily detach from the plastic strap and fall into your wall; 3) Some bolts are difficult to get into the anchor.
Since the pack comes with 6 bolts I've decided to use all 6 for the TV mount. I ended up wasting 3. That's half of the pack! Even though it's a straight forward task - putting a bolt into a nut - some just don't want to budge. I ended up damaging the plastic strap holding the anchor in place (apparently not a difficult thing to do) at which point the latter snapped off and fell down inside the wall. Of course if you manage to get the bolt into the anchor then breaking the strap won't matter.
Unfortunately this is probably the best choice to secure heavy weight to a wall if you don't have wooden studs. If you do end up using these then take great care when inserting the bolt into the anchor. If you break ONE strap while mounting an object to the wall then you have to take the object off, replace the snapped anchor and repeat the process. Very frustrating.
February 2, 2015