Self-Drilling Drywall anchors
I hate having to pre drill holes for wall anchors. Then, having to hammer the anchor into the wall, only to have the anchor fail, leaving a nasty hole in the wall. Not to mention, you can not get a fresh anchor to sit snuggly in the same hole. So, you are left with either trying a larger anchor or shifting over to a new spot on the wall. Plus, it is such a hassle lugging out so many tools (drill, drill bit, screw driver bits, hammers, etc.) just to hang one item. So, when I first discovered these self drilling anchors, I was apprehensive about their claims of ease and weight capacity. However, I decided to give it a go, and I am so glad that I did. I began using them for all of my interior wall decor that required anchors.
Then, came the big test. Last year, I added a storage track to my garage to hold all of my rakes, shovels, and other lawn equipment. I looked at the wall anchors that came with the track, with what I can only describe as disgust, and quickly decided that I would try the much easier, self-drilling anchors. Well, one year later and the track is still holding strong.
They can be purchased through any big box hardware store, and they come in several different weights. These are now a staple in my toolbox.
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