THE ONLY DRYWALL ANCHOR YOU SHOULD EVER USE. This box is good for drywall that is 3/8ths to 5/8ths thickness. (there are other Hollow Wall Anchors that are for very thin materials like hollow doors) Note the size of the drill bit that heremend you use and make sure you own one! Also best to make sure you own a drill. Nylon and metal wall anchors are also a way to go. These are a step up in holding capacity over the conical anchors and look like wide threaded screws . In theory, you use them like screws to fasten objects to the wall. Types of Wall Anchors . While some inserts are light duty, others can carry up to 50 pounds. Again, be sure to check the packaging for weight ratings. Toggle bolts are the most heavy duty of the wall anchors and have the highest weight rating. To install a toggle bolt, you need to drill a hole for the toggle and bolt to slide into the wall.
Toggle bolts :Toggle bolts are the strongest drywall anchors . They can handle 50 pounds and above easily and aren’t that difficult to install.Choose the type of anchor that matches the weight of the object you want to hang as well as the effort required to hang it. This does not mean that plastic drywall anchors are not good to use at all. But, metal drywall anchors are often times better options all around. They are sturdy, easy to install, great for hanging heavy objects . Metal anchors will be more durable and break less while having a higher weight capacity. Turn a screw slightly into the head of the anchor and pull. heree free. If it resists too much, you can use a 1/4 drill bit and drill the head off the anchor . The body of the anchor will drop into the wall. Sleeve-Type Hollow Wall Anchors . a.k.a. Molly Bolts. Molly bolts are a mechanically-interesting anchor .
For a situation like that, you need an anchor that grips the wall from the back. Something like this. This is called a hollow wall anchor , sometimes known as a Molly bolt. Screw-In Anchors . Attach the item by driving a #6 or #8 screw into the anchor hole. Best for: Heavy picture frames, bulletin boards, smoke alarms, door chimes, lightweight shelving, wall-mounted light fixtures, wall-mounted mirrors on drywall .