Used 8 of these to mount a 95 x 55 inch TV wall panel. All of them worked and none of them broke...
Used 8 of these to mount a 95 x 55 inch TV wall panel. All of them worked and none of them broke. I have used this for many other things including Big TV mounts and wall hooks that heavy backpacks are regularly hung from. All of them have worked and none of them have broken. I use a drill to screw them into the drywall and tighten the screw. All of them have worked and none of them have broken. I'm guessing that most of the bad reviews would fall under "user error" Sometimes you have to pull the screw out and put it back in to get it to work and after the screw is flush you have to keep tightening it until it is seated against the back of the wall. Definitely worth buying.
DO NOT BUY IF LATH AND PLASTER. I tried these and had two problems immediately. I pre-drilled t...
DO NOT BUY IF LATH AND PLASTER. I tried these and had two problems immediately. I pre-drilled through the plaster and the lath successfully using a 5/8 drill. The bolt inserted firmly but when I tried to seat it using the #2 phillips head, the final thread on the head end gouged out the plaster and brown coat. Well, I wasn't too concerned, because in my application the holes would be hidden under an escutcheon. Then came the time to screw in the center-screws and pivot out the toggle, and of the three I needed, only one seated itself properly. As I am screwing into a ceiling, that means I now have to go up into the crawl space and figure out why this new fangled contraption isn't toggling properly. I'm glad this wasn't into a wall, or I'd never be able to see what went wrong on the other side.
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Nov 27, 2016
I needed a wall anchor to support a cabinet suspension steel rail. The rail was pre-perferated t...
I needed a wall anchor to support a cabinet suspension steel rail. The rail was pre-perferated to accommodate the manufacture's fastening adjustment system, which required 12-inch spacing between attachment points, and my application required that the rail be mounted with it's top edge 0.9 inch from the ceiling. I needed a reasonably heavy duty anchor between studs that, when installed, would not interfere with the top plate of the wall's framing. My first choice would have been something different, but the wall framing clearance issue made this anchor the only practical choice. By rotating the EZ Anchor so that it's toggle bar was parallel to the ceiling, my clearance problem was solved.
The negative reviews here were discouraging, but the positive reviews made it clear that if you understand how this anchor works, and work carefully, the result will be satisfying.
The tips I can offer are similar to those in other reviews: 1) read the instructions and look at the video if things aren't clear; 2) exercise the fastener before installation so you understand how it works; 3) spray a small amount or WD-40 on the anchor and screw before installing and wipe off excess; 4) drill a small pilot hole (1/8 - inch or so); 5) drive the anchor in to the wall slowly and carefully as to not make the hole larger than it needs to be, don't over-tighten; 6) use a flat washer under the screw head if possible; 7) gently tap in the screw to pivot the toggle bar and turn slowly, no power drivers, and; 8) don't over-tighten the final installation - clamped friction is what makes the anchor work, not torque.
As with the other reviews I had 100% of the anchors fail when trying to use them. This product claims to support 100 Lbs the design is so poor that if you're able to get it in the wall the odds are that the product has failed and would compromise what you're hanging. I would encourage Home Depot to discontinue working with this supplier.
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Jun 2, 2021
worked as needed....very good product...will consider again...
worked as needed....very good product...will consider again
May 18, 2021
These are the best drywall anchors you can use. However,...
These are the best drywall anchors you can use. However, the only way to remove them with the least damage is to push them through into the wall.
Response from PaslodeMay 25, 2021
Hi Kevin, thank you for sharing your positive experience with our product! When removing screw-in anchors from drywall, one easy option is to simply countersink the head of the anchor slightly beneath the drywall surface by turning a few extra times. This will now serve as a spackle surface to speed up the patching process.
May 17, 2021
Simple to install, extremely easy to use just make sure...
Simple to install, extremely easy to use just make sure you have the measurements perfect before installation