elfa Drywall & Plaster Anchors
Good anchors. Tips for thick drywall...
My garage has thick drywall.
My first several attempts to use these anchors (following the installation instructions) were not successful -- the anchors were destroyed. A few tips which worked for me:
1) As others have noted, the pilot holes need to be slightly larger than 3/8". I didn't have a 10mm bit, so I just used the same 3/8" bit to make the hole a bit more generous.
2) Couldn't fully advance the anchor (and broke a few) on my multiple initial attempts with a mallet and then with a small hammer -- WITH the screw removed as per instructions
3) Only successful when I left the screw in the assembly AND used the small hammer. I very gently hammered the screw head which provided enough impact to drive in the entire rest of the anchor. The risk of this is breaking off the black tip (which is the part essential for collapsing the anchor and making it functional). However, since the screw ultimately "caught" and tightened, this meant the black tip remained intact (otherwise there would have been no tension or tightening).
January 28, 2015
I got an email from The Container Store asking me to write a review for these wall anchors. Really? A review for wall anchors? I mean, they either work or they don't -- what's to say? These worked. God, I would hope so -- that's what they're designed to do. But I'm writing the review anyway because I continue to be so pleased and impressed with the Elfa components we've purchased and the service I've received from The Container Store in designing my closets and coming up with great solutions. Six years down the road they still had my original plans on file and were able to help me with modifications when I moved and took my Elfa closets with them. So let's hear it for the wall anchors!
June 16, 2014
Not easy to install
Bought these to go with my Elfa office solution, which I love, but they were not easy to use - my wall is drywall to brick. Ended up going to the hardware store and getting a different anchor.
April 21, 2014
Best Anchors on the Market
As a professional organizer, I use these whenever I install Elfa shelving. I also use them any other time I need an anchor. I've never had an issue or problem and never had one come out.
April 19, 2014