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Get a grip.... these are frankly amazing, and should be more widely known about. The load ratings are amazing.
26 July 2017
Now, I'm going to start by saying that the Grip-it is one of the greatest developments in plasterboard/dot and dab fixings that's appeared in my lifetime. These are beyond amazing, and if you still use spring toggles, or plastic plugs that bunch up behind the screws, then these are a league better.
There is 1 area where these don't work, which is when you don't have enough of whatever you are fixing to the wall to cover the fixing. Some shelf brackets will leave the grip-it exposed, so look at other options there.
So this pack of Gripits - they don't come with any of the tool you need to install these - spade bits, in 15/18/20/25. The undercutting tools are also absolutely essential if you are fitting these in dot and dab walls, incase you hit a patch of adhesive.
This pack is ideally suited for someone who installs lots of these and has the tools already - I purchased the bucket of 100 fixings initially that came with the tools, and use these 32 packs are great to top them up.
Installing them - it takes a few goes to really 'get' it. Drill your hole, then use the undercutting tool to ensure there is room to open the wings. Tap the fitting in, with the screws holding the wings at approximately 2pm/8pm locations.
You need to then push the centre part of the fitting in, so that it has room to open the wings - using a large flat bladed screwdriver, push the centre part of the fitting in, and rotate - the wings will then open. You can then use the matching screw or bolt to secure whatever you are bolting to the wall, this will pull the wings back against the plasterboard.
These are frankly the only fittings you should be using for wall mounted TVs, furniture, curtain rails, radiators. If you own a home without solid walls, these are 100% essential. I'd recommend keeping them at home, incase a tradesman tries to use any other fixing. Also keep another pack to sell him once he's installed them, as he'll want to buy them off you there and then.
These are frankly one of the greatest fixings I've seen in the last 20 years. I honestly can't see how technology can move on from here!