The rail is exactly 32" long, so nearly impossible to...
November 14, 2017
The rail is exactly 32" long, so nearly impossible to securely mount across 3 wall studs (16" centers). The instructions actually specify that mounting across 3 studs is recommended. Very idiotic! Makes you wonder what kind of Designer specified this length!
The product looks good. It's internal metal rail has sufficient attachment holes to easily hit s...
November 19, 2019
The product looks good. It's internal metal rail has sufficient attachment holes to easily hit studs. The outer (poly) rail slides easily over the metal rail once it is attached to a wall. However, there are only a few brackets to hang from the rail and the attachment method leaves the bracket less than fully secure to the rail. (Not a tight attachment). The few brackets are not well designed to meet what seems to be their intended purpose. There is no good bicycle hanging bracket. Not a good bracket for gang hanging a couple step-stools or small ladders. The garden hose bracket is too small to hand a 50 or 75' hose. The two-hook-- broom, mop or shovel holder/bracket has too narrow spacing so that tools must stack or overlap one another. I initially purchased this product because it had a neat and clean appearance on the wall but found the shortcomings noted above after it was installed. The sloppy attachment between the brackets and the rail and the poorly designed brackets were the greatest disappointment.
OTHER SLAT-WALL PRODUCT IS BETTER
I also purchased the Rubbermaid (poly) slat -wall for the wall over my workbench. This product performs better with attaching brackets that are more secure given their intended purpose.. I would rate this product's functionality with 4 stars. It's a bit expensive and could have some added attaching brackets, but functions better. The screwdriver bracket is good. Magnetic tool holder is great. The paper towel holder is pretty good.
Great system for off the floor storage in a garage.
December 09, 2014
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
This package deal is great for a starter but it has so many hooks I suggest you purchase a longer length wall mount to use all the hooks. I purchased several packages just for the flexibility of use for this product. I have also install the Rubbermaid fasttrack in a neighbors garage years ago and she loves it.
I have spent a few hundred dollars on this system and I obviously like it. Its nuts however that you cannot purchase the single hooks unless you buy the starter kit. All of this system's competitors sell single hooks a la carte. I am going to keep leaving reviews on this problem all over the web until this issue is resolved or at least people are aware of it when they first start investing in this system.
I love the organizational side of this product. It made my laundry room a dream with the ironing board, drying racks and Swiffers off the floor.
However, what I am dissapointed in is the fact that you cannot purchase the 1 handle hooks, or the utility hooks sperately from the "kits". That is what brings my over all rating down.
Rubbermaid; please make these hooks available for seperate purchase!