Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 5
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BigBearBrian Useless on drywall
1) Toggles were extremely difficult to "bend/fold" into the proper shape (according to the back of the package) to fit into the hole. Two toggles, out of two packages purchased, simply wouldn't fold because of molding imperfections (you could see plastic in areas that were open on the others). See image for examples.
2) Once toggles were inserted, apparently they don't "unfold" well on the inside of the drywall, as when tightening the screw into the shelf rail I was installing, I noticed that the toggles were pulling out of the wall. When trying to remove screws, one of them started turning and further damaged/enlarged the hole.
It's possible that, if the first problem can be overcome, these might work OK on masonry. I'll be trying to figure out how to remove these from the wall (likely using a cutoff disk to take off the ends, then push the remainder back to drop inside the wall) and replace with metal anchors. They may be more expensive, and a step more to install, but at least they have a track record of reliability.
October 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HomieDepot Keep Looking
Drill the hole, fold and insert the toggle, drive in the included screw. Should be simple, but these little guys really don't want to fold. They didn't open back up on the other other side of the drywall. I wouldn't trust them for anything heavy.
January 26, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Katoalltrades Meh, does the job sort of?
3 out of my 6 toggles didn't "POP" I got the first three to pop out successfully and you hear a very audible CLICK as the tool goes all the way in, requires quite a large amount of effort. My 3 other toggles didn't pop at all, and then the tool broke (probably a bad angle). I then used a smaller screwdriver, but I think all that did was punch a hole through the plastic instead of popping the wings... Wish I went with the easy anchor twist n lock or just went for the full on Toggler Bolt.
-smaller pilot hole required
-does the job if it works
-cheap plastic, doesn't appear very sturdy, when you compress the wings to prepare for installation, the clear plastic goes white (not sure if this normal but indicates cheap construction or bad design to me since it's stressing the plastic)
-junky flimsy tool included
-takes a lot of effort to pop the wings and doesn't really work unless you have good leverage
November 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shelly Hanging Curtains
I hung curtains in drywall and they fell down within a month and left convenient holes to use the pop-toggles with. They're up now and they feel way more sturdy. Also, you have to actually knock the yellow key in for the anchor to pop out, I couldn't push it with my hands. Very easy install overall, less than five minutes.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michael Much better than the straight plastic ones you get in installation kits.
I used these to support a 165 cm long by 26 cm wide by 0.5 cm thick IKEA mirror. I used the spring-loaded supports (well the top two are spring-loaded and the bottom two are not) that I bought from Amazon (the ones from IKEA felt cheap). The anchors were overkill for this job but they feel solid when you use them. You don't get that "is this in all the way?" feeling like you do with the installation kits that come with products (imagine those little colored cylinders that barely expand when you drive the screw).
Make sure you install them per the instructions. I made the recommended 5/16" hole (I knew I missed the studs). Fold the piece so it looks like a tight 'V' when you fold it, not like a squashed 'O'. I pushed it in with my thumb until I could not push it anymore. Then I used a scrap piece of wood and a mallet to drive it nearly flush with the wall. I think the small round lip will be raised against the drywall/painted surface. Finally I used the pop tool until I felt it "pop" open. Note that if you don't drive the plastic anchor far into the wall it will be very hard to pop it open, and you may have to use a mallet to carefully strike the pop tool. On two occasions I could use my hand and on two occasions I had to use a mallet and gently hammered it.
Note that after I screwed the supports to the anchor I had to unscrew them twice because of my own alignment issues (my fault). Fortunately the anchor accepted the screw two more times! Yes I was able to reuse it but I doubt it's recommended.
November 4, 2014