Rawlplug Spring Toggles M5 x 50mm Pack of 20
Needs to grip plasterboard!
Tried to use to fix heavy-duty shelf with 4 fittings, 2 on each bracket.
Fundamental floor is that to screw these up, they must grip the back of the plasterboard, but they have NO spikes to help this. Friction REQUIRES a force, so for one hole you can pull whatever you are fixing out whilst screwing it in. For more than one hole per bracket - you can't! Try to screw it up and the bolt AND toggle just spin helplessly! Neither can you then remove it and try again; it just spins helplessly. I had to cut the whole bolt of with a hacksaw and push it all through!! All it would take is a couple of simple teeth to grip/penetrate the board and help you screw in place - pathetic omission.
Otherwise. Very strong - exactly what would have been needed...
20 Apr 2015
a great product for cavity walls when looking to support tv wall mounts when only one strut is available due to centre positioning.
i have noticed that the machining of the threads has become poorer and have had some failures when tightening up. i would like to see a more substantial nut for the bolt on the spring toggle.
15 Apr 2015
Used these to fix a 1500 x 600 towel radiator to a plaster board wall. Has fixed solid and has taken the weight of it being filled with water. I tried a couple of different types of fixing before these.
These are by far the best i have found.
2 Apr 2015
Great fixing just what I needed for my job held the bracket I was fixing strong and tight had plenty of confidence it wasn't going to fall off
12 Mar 2015