elfa Drywall & Plaster Anchors
Pretty good little anchors, if you can get them into the wall. Had to re-drill the hole several times. They are a bit flimsy and would bend or break when hammering in. Yes I used the recommended drill bit size. Once in though, they seem to do their job fairly well. I purchased more than I actually needed so I had enough even though a few broke.
January 17, 2012
Excellent, but needed a tweak
I have thick drywall where I installed my Elfa system, but it is also Notorious for breaking down and dropping wall shelves onto the floor. These anchors fix that problem. However, please note that the recommendation of using a 3/4 drill bit for the holes is a little off. The anchors don't quite fit with that bit. I hammered away at them to see if they'd go in, but they just wouldn't. So what I did was set the bit back into the hole and drill while rotating around in a circle to give just a teeny bit more space. The anchors went right in and all was well. Be careful not to make the hole too big. It took some trial and error, but it worked.
February 27, 2012
I have thick plaster with drywall on top, and usually have trouble mounting things. These were a breeze to install and don't even appear to budge! A great, solid product! Leave the mollies at the hardware store.
March 19, 2012
Great improvement to good anchors
I have used this product for 5 years now and love it. It says to drill with a 3/8" drill bit, and the bolt is actually a tad bit larger. I use the drill bit generously and it slips right in. Better to be tight then loose, so I do not consider this a negative. The anchors seem different than prior years and feel better than the old ones. I had both for my last project so I was able to compare them non scientifically.
March 4, 2012