Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 6
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ScubaSam Some broke
I bought two packs of these. Out of the twelve I had, three broke before they even went into the wall. I don't recommend them for that reason.
October 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gr8 Works as they should
I have been using these anchors for a few years now. I have used them to hang frames, clocks (yup, I do have clocks, and no, I am not too old, just old-school), mirrors and a small medicine cabinet. These are holding quite well. I always keep a bag of them handy, just in case I need them for anything.
If you follow the instructions, which are not too difficult to follow, you will have no problem installing them.
August 18, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BillyC Eh, works OK but not as smooth as advertised
I bought a 6 pack of these (6 5/8" anchors, matching screws and yellow push pin),
I was hanging a mirror which weighs about 30 pounds, on drywall where I could not line up to hit stud. The mirror instructions were to avoid picture wire.
There are no real written instructions on the plastic package, just drawings. But this is fairly basic.
I drilled the recommended 5/16" holes. I folded an anchor, which is not particularly easy (and I'm an adult male in pretty good shape). I pushed the anchor into the first hole. It is a tight fit, which is fine, but you may need a mallet or hammer to tap it flush. My toggles wedged about 1/2" out so I tapped them in. I don't think it mentions this on the package or in the company's on-line info.
I then used the included yellow pin to try to open the toggle. There was no resistence behind the wall but the yellow pin immediately broke. I was able to still push the toggle open, and the pin residue out by gentry pushing a bery small drill bit (mounting side) in by hand.
I did the same on the second hole (minus the now broken pin).
They do seem to work similar to conventional wall anchors.
That said, buy conventional wall anchors or toggles. You need to drill a big hole anyway, 5/16", so these don't really save you anything.
November 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by fuzzz Do Not Bother Buying These
Please save yourself the time and hassle and don't buy these. I ended up buying a couple bags of these to install some shelves, and had to return all of them. The way these work is that you squeeze the wings, then push it in to the drywall, then the screw pulls the wings against the back of the drywall. Unfortunately, the plastic hinges that are meant to bend once aren't made very well, so it inevitably bends wonky. And once you try to push it in, it just flops over and now you have a wasted anchor.
I went through a bag full of these trying to get one anchor to work, and ended up just frustrated and returned all of them.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nickname Easy to use, very reliable (if used properly)
If you read the instructions, and use these as intended, they work very well. I have used them on everything in drywall were studs are not available, and they hold tight every time. The one star review here seems to have bent the wings backwards (easy to do if you don't read the directions).
November 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Toolman Best Anchor to use if bent right
If you are tired of Sheetrock anchors pulling out of walls then this is the product for you. Just don't be a moron and make sure you bend them the proper way. The center bends inward with the outer edges coming to a point which goes easily through the hole in the wall.
August 14, 2014