When it comes to hanging items on the wall, we often encounter situations where the studs are not readily available. Rather than getting frustrated and creating unnecessary holes by banging our heads against the wall, we have a solution – the Buildex Twist-N-Lock EZ Anchor. These versatile drywall anchors come in various configurations, ranging from light duty to heavy duty. This makes them suitable for almost any application, with each fastener capable of supporting a weight of 30 to 85 pounds. The Buildex Twist-N-Lock anchors are made of either nylon or zinc and offer unique features.
The Versatility of Self-Drilling Plastic Drywall Anchors
In many instances, we need to hang pictures or decorations on the wall without the aid of studs. This is where self-drilling plastic drywall anchors come to the rescue. These anchors are not only capable of holding a significant amount of weight, but they are also easier to install compared to other types of anchors.
These self-drilling plastic drywall anchors are available under various brand names such as EZ Ancor, Toggler, Hillman, and even Hilti. They come in different configurations to cater to different needs, ranging from light duty to heavy duty. With a weight-bearing capacity of 30 to 85 pounds per fastener, these anchors are suitable for a wide range of applications. Made of nylon, they can be highly effective if used correctly.
Installation Made Easy
To install these plastic drywall anchors, all you need is a screwdriver (we recommend using a screwdriver rather than a drill). No pre-drilling is required when screwing them into the drywall. However, if you have a repainted wall, it’s important to “break” the surface before inserting the plastic anchors. Skipping this step may result in the nib breaking.
Our recommendation is to use a Phillips screwdriver to create a small starting divot where you intend to screw in the anchor. This activates the self-drilling tip of the plastic anchor against the drywall, preventing it from jumping across the painted surface.
Once the face of the drywall anchor is flush with the wall surface, attach the included machine threaded screw to the fastener. This separates the flange, securely anchoring it inside the wall, making it difficult to pull out. We have successfully used these anchors for holding pictures, as well as heavier items like speakers and small shelves. To remove them, simply use a Phillips head screwdriver.
Using self-drilling plastic drywall anchors eliminates the need for traditional plastic plugs, which are less reliable and require pre-drilled holes. They also outperform toggle bolts in low weight applications, which not only leave larger holes but also necessitate pre-drilling. With their deep thread design, these anchors provide strong adhesion for various plaster and plasterboard thicknesses, including 3/8″, 1/2″, and 5/8″. They even work well in most double wall drywall setups. Moreover, due to their corrosion-resistant zinc and non-conductive white nylon construction, they can be used in virtually any application.
Plastic drywall anchors are typically sold in packs of 10, 25, or 50. If you haven’t tried these products yet, we highly recommend giving them a go. They will save you time and effort, making them well worth the investment.