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I used to buy a brand at Home Depot that I can no longer find so I bought these. They do the trick BUT when you screw into the wall with hand drill/screw bit...even with the torque and speed down low, they tend to crack if you don't stop a little early. The brand I used to get would just keep going, never cracked. Cannot recommend these.
I have used drywall anchors for the last 50 years, literally. started @ 15. do the math. I've suffered with the spring loaded, the expansion, and the ones that just didn't work. This is the absolutely the best idea I've ever seen! All the other reviewers moaning about the screws being too big and this isn't just right and they need to change to this are just totally full of smoke. if you have trouble using these then you are "screwdriver challenged". In my recent move I've used almost 11 of these with zero problems and 100% success. Give this a 25 star rating rather than just 5. yes, I recommend this product.
These self-drilling wall anchors have simplified my life. For Instance, hanging floating shelves is an easier task. Eliminating the need for drilling holes, the self drilling anchors remove the need for a drill and decrease the inevitable white, pesky dust. I was able to use my manual Phillip’s screw driver to insert the anchors and nails into my wall. I truly believe these sturdy anchors along with my self-made template allowed me to properly and safely hang my thick, heavy, floating wood shelves.
I've used three of these to hang various things around my apartment. All are well under 50 lbs, so I have not fully tested their weight bearing capacity. But so far, they've been in the wall for ~ 3 months and have served their purpose, and I don't anticipate any issues.
These can be hand screwed in, but if you need it in a very precise, measured spot, it is probably best to use a drill to create a pilot hole. This is because it does require a significant force to drive them in, and doing this by hand may cause the screw to move just a little bit without you noticing. You DO NOT want to have to re-do these as you'll be stuck with a significant hole in your wall, and that hole may disrupt the integrity of the wall making it difficult to place another within an inch or so of the old hole.
I just don't understand how these anchors can get negative reviews. I think they work just great, at least for my application. I had one of those closet maid metal shelving bracket fail. It was due to no screws being placed on the stud, also they used the cheap grey anchors that come with the shelving unit. I would not make the same mistake. Here is what I did. First I took a nail and nailed it in to the drywall about 1/4 of an inch, making sure that the nail was driven STRAIGHT. Then with an El Cheapo screwdriver (one of those 4 in one HF jobs with the blue handle- using the thicker Phillips size) I drove the anchor into the drywall straight until I could fill it "bite" into the drywall and dig in. You could probably use a drill but since I only had 5 anchors I was too lazy to go to the garage and dig out my power tool. I would recommend using the lowest setting if using a power drill. Once it is all the way in, then move on to the next one. It helps to use a chalk line to keep all your anchors straight and true. I will be using these when I get around to building some floating shelves. I will use two screws in the studs, and two more anchor screws to give the shelves plenty of stability.
These were awesome for making little holes in the drywall . . . but if that's what you're trying to do, I recommend using a hammer instead. The holes will be larger and you'll be faster at making them. So, really, even for making random, useless holes these anchors are no good.
The problem is that these anchors do not "split" behind the drywall. There is nothing that catches the anchor onto the drywall. So after inserting the plastic anchor into the wall, when I then tried inserting the screw I was unable to put it all the way in because, after a few turns, the anchor itself started just spinning in the drywall. It's ridiculous.
Just buy something that holds more securely to the drywall, there are so many other options. These are goofy.
I won't use any other anchors but these. I don't know why, but this Toofix brand is superior to other drywall anchors that look just like them, but break off in the wall while screwing them in. I especially appreciate that unlike the plastic anchors that come standard with pretty much anything you buy, when you want to remove these, they just screw right back out of the wall. No having to pry them out with needle nose pliers, or worse yet, pound them through the wallboard leaving a much bigger hold to deal with.
We always use these drillers for everything we put into the wall. They are so easy to use and so durable. I never worry about anything falling off the wall after using these. From huge heavy mirrors to wall sconces - these drillers support almost anything. It is a must at our house. We needed to replenish our stock and the price has really gone up. I found this deal on Amazon and the price is amazing. The only complaint I would have is that these do make a bigger hole in the wall than they look like they would. So you will have some sheet rock dust on the floor after using them. But the good part is that if you remove these from your wall - it is fairly easy to patch! I would recommend this product!!!