Rated 2.0 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nicole Awful.
Pull away from the wall with the shelf alone. Have used many wall anchors. These are a waste of money.
December 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NoShowerTonight My opinion - don't even consider buying these
Don't ignore the negative reviews and assume that the failure of this product was because of the installers. It wasn't.
"Once the screw is half way into the anchor, the anchor begins to spin freely in the drywall creating a larger hole and refusing to grab." NoKitchenTonight
Yep, this is exactly what happened to me except that the screws were all of the way down before the anchors just spun around and would not catch and expand.
I lopped off their heads and pushed their carcasses into the wall cavity. I really hate it when a product causes me additional work to correct their failure.
Also, the drill bit is an excruciatingly cheap masonry bit that is actually a 8.5mm bit (0.338), not a 5/16-inch (0.3125). The anchor is also 8.5mm, not 5/16-inch.
July 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by vermontdreams Work great - so much better than cheap plastic anchors
Not sure what happened with one of the previous reviewers. These anchors work great! I bought a large box of them and used them to install a medicine cabinet, several mirrors, a towel bar and a toilet paper holder.
I like the metal expanding anchors but they are more expensive and just seemed like overkill for the jobs I had to do. They come in small packages so I guess if you have any issue you wouldn't have spent that much money. The drill bit that came in the package I bought was perfect for the anchors - that was actually something that I really liked because I'm always guessing which drill bit to use when I drill holes in drywall.
October 27, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NoKitchenTonight No anchoring, only holes in the drywall
Believe the 1 star reviews, these do not anchor even themselves in drywall. I was attempting to use these to anchor the bases of cabinets to the wall during my kitchen install (not load bearing). After drilling the holes and inserting the anchor (per the included instructions) is about where everything goes wrong. Once the screw is half way into the anchor, the anchor begins to spin freely in the drywall creating a larger hole and refusing to grab.
Now I have a couple of holes in my wall that are too large for new anchors (I'll try a different product) but it will require pulling down all the cabinets to get to the wall. This product is single handedly responsible for putting my project on hold, likely several days to a week (HD is closed for the night, we'll see when I get more free time).
Thanks for nothing Cobra, I'll be avoiding ALL of their products from now on.
February 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RandomHomeDepotFan Much better than other reviews suggest.
Just by reading the other reviews, I can tell some people weren't using them correctly. Make sure you understand how to use the tool properly before you blame it for failures.
I've tried MANY types of drywall anchors, including those super popular "Twist-N-Lock" over-sized screw anchors. These are BY FAR the best. Shelves hung with just two of these will hold my weight.
I am the go-to "help me install this" with many friends and family members, and so I've tried all sorts of anchors to find the best ones--I don't want to go back to fix something because someone's kid was doing pull-ups on it.
The only anchor I've found to hold more than this is a toggle bolt, but they require large holes and are more expensive.
June 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mike These are poor quality anchors
I'm hanging 7# speakers on the wall and noticed the anchors started to pull out. The drill size was right but the use of these anchors is very limited. The screw must be screwed in tightly for the anchor to spread and hold on to the inside of the drywall. So if you are hanging anything from a screw that sticks out and isn't screwed in tightly and flush, the anchor will pull out. Maker should had clearly stated this as anyone using a #10 screw is using it as a screw mount of some type.
What I found is that the auger anchors secure into the drywall without the need for the screw to be tight and flush, so I'll be buying those next.
Just glad I found out about this installation flaw before the speaker fell off of the wall!
April 14, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jbird Horrible
8 of these "anchors" wouldn't event hold a 10lb shelf in standard drywall. The plastic portion pulls away from the drywall. This is probably due to the fact that the provided 5/16" drill bit is actually a 1/4" drill bit with a 5/16" tip, which makes the hole in to the drywall too large. Use 1/4" bit!
September 27, 2012