Which Drywall Anchor is Best? Let's find out!

  • Published: 15 April 2019
  • Buying the right drywall anchor can be challenging with so many options and weight ratings. Anchors tested include EZ Ancor Dyrwall and Stud Anchor, Toggler High Performance Anchors, Toggler SnapSkru, Everbuilt Hollow Wall Anchor, Blue Hawk Toggle Bolts, E-Z Ancor Drywall Toggle Anchor, Toggler Snaptoggle BA. I'm not sponsored by any of these brands. I purchased all the drywall anchors and supplies for this video using my own funds. Thank you for recommending this video and please consider leaving a comment or video idea! Finally, thank you very much for supporting the channel by watching the commercials and through Patreon support. https://www.patreon.com/projectfarm

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  • Rick Ketterling
    Rick Ketterling  2 hours back

    Great video and exactly what i was looking for. Thank you for making and posting.

    • Jonathan Alienfella
      Jonathan Alienfella  8 hours back

      Used the snaptoggle for years. The best.

    • chase vogt
      chase vogt  18 hours back

      The slide and snap off toggle is my favorite especially since it handles plaster in old homes with ease, it's the only one that can truly seat itself against the keyed in plaster all the way to the lath

    • Heri Rodriguez
      Heri Rodriguez  18 hours back

      If a stud was not available, which toggle bolt would you use to hang shelving from garage ceiling?

      • Heri Rodriguez
        Heri Rodriguez  1 hours back

        but which toggle bolt would you use to hang shelving from garage ceiling, when a stud is not available?

      • Project Farm
        Project Farm   16 hours back

        Thank you for the feedback!

    • Ryan M
      Ryan M  24 hours back


      Youtube: Hey, watch some guy rip out drywall anchors.

      Me: Yeah ok.

    • AndyDaviesByTheSea
      AndyDaviesByTheSea  1 days back

      Thank you, that's quite some review.All the best . . .  Andy

    • Eduardo Rodrigues
      Eduardo Rodrigues  1 days back

      I would like to see tests of those removable wall hooks with those non damaging stickers

    • gonzosemail
      gonzosemail  2 days back

      Would be interesting to see and compare the damage when just removing the anchors and having to fill the hole.

    • Joshua K
      Joshua K  2 days back

      Thanks! I like these videos.

    • R Bailey
      R Bailey  2 days back

      "Which drywall anchor is best?"

      Easy: the stud.

      • Rory Jakobs
        Rory Jakobs  2 days back

        Great video but there's 13 1/4" between the edges of the first two studs then 14 1/2" between the studs thereafter, if they're 16" on centre, so that drywall is getting a bit more support than it'd really be getting.

      • docholliday TexasMgtow

        what idiot down votes a test video? how worthless is your life to down vote this? do you have a smooth sheet rock fetish and this infuriates you? Are you in the 997 strong political gypsum alliance party?

        • Fully_Retractable
          Fully_Retractable  3 days back

          May I suggest using a spring while pulling to simulate a loaded toggle failure?
          Still good job m8, love your channel.

        • teamhex
          teamhex  3 days back

          I use the purple toggler pack. Always worked well for me. Just go slow when driving the plastic part because you can damage the "cutting" tip. I would never use these types of anchors for something with real weight to it. Even 20 lbs I'm going to go with studs if possible.

        • Outside Cleaners
          Outside Cleaners  3 days back

          By the time this guy’s done kicking butt, hardware stores will carry only one version of each product; “selection” will be unnecessary because the world will know better than to buy second-best products. Well done and thank you!

        • Aeternus
          Aeternus  3 days back

          One interesting aspect is how removable the anchors are without damaging the wall. I might hand a picture but what happens if I want to move it later. Something I can easily fix with some plaster/Spackle vs something that can't be removed without a giant hole that needs a real patch job makes a big difference.

        • Greg Kimura
          Greg Kimura  3 days back

          My tenants find a way to pull anything mounted to the drywall out. Towel bars, tp holders, etc! Over the years, I've learned a lot about anchors, so this test was great to watch. I started with those cheapie push in types that you get with the hardware. Not very effective! Then I tried the screw in type and I didn't have much better luck. I then went to the old toggle bolts and they worked great. I also tried the metal ones deform when you tighten the screw and I didn't have very good luck with them. I did have good luck with the ones that come with the hardware (it's a plastic toggle that you "snap" into place, then push through the hole and use a round pin type plastic tool to push the toggle out (it snaps in place). Then you mount the object. I've found that these work about as well as the metal toggle bolts.

          Thanks for another great video!

        • gregmgm06
          gregmgm06  4 days back

          I work at a hardware store and sell these types of anchors but havent had a chance to try all of them. I really appreciate your effort in making this video.

        • Elias Goudkuil
          Elias Goudkuil  4 days back

          don't use drywall anchors just screw right into the stud the spacing is supposed to be every 16 inch.

        • M O'Brien
          M O'Brien  4 days back

          This is why for anything other than a small picture frame, I use studs.

          • Patrick Maiden
            Patrick Maiden  2 days back

            He tears down the wall and adds more studs!!!!!!!!!

          • topgunns1000
            topgunns1000  2 days back

            What do you use when you need to hang something in a specific spot and there is no stud behind it?

          • Project Farm
            Project Farm   4 days back

            Great point

        • maen83
          maen83  4 days back

          Fantastic video.

        • Xamericanx Panda
          Xamericanx Panda  4 days back

          They seem to live up to the capacity on the pack that's pretty good to me

        • John Rodrigues
          John Rodrigues  4 days back

          I absolutely hate use hollow wall anchors and never ever buy them

        • vondenballs
          vondenballs  5 days back

          That's useful. Many thanks.

        • Douglas Folk
          Douglas Folk  5 days back

          Great video-- Could you try doing it with multiple anchors - say two 2" apart using a plate simulating a wall bracket for a towel, as and example. Or see how multiple anchors stack up to the pull force - would two anchors yield twice the holding power or would the result be exponential. Secondly - on the up pull force - did you orient the sheet rock with the fibers horizontal or parallel to the force direction? It might not make too much difference. Did you cut the sheet rock - not score snap it into squares?

        • Damalycus
          Damalycus  5 days back

          I hate your pen so much. Love everything else though. Sorry.

        • hell awaits
          hell awaits  5 days back

          Toggle bolt I'm guessing...now i watch... Toggles all day!

        • steve masuga
          steve masuga  5 days back

          I learned all about this subject the day I used 4 anchors to mount a 4 foot long bench in the porch. I sat on it and destroyed the wall as we slid down to the floor. I felt so stupid 🤕

        • Dan Koning
          Dan Koning  5 days back

          If you *evaluate* your situation *correctly* regarding *where/what* you're hanging, *common sense is the best drywall anchor*

          • strobed22
            strobed22  5 days back

            You almost had it. All this effort wasted because of incorrect testing. This doesn't translate to real world use, at least from how I've always seen these used, when it comes to shear/tension loads--different sized shelves, weight distribution across these shelves, etc.

            • strobed22
              strobed22  5 days back

              @Project Farm please consider doing another test. I'd love to see that.

            • Project Farm
              Project Farm   5 days back

              Thank you for the feedback!

          • R.M.A Productions
            R.M.A Productions  5 days back

            Thank you brother very informative video

          • Damitsall
            Damitsall  6 days back

            Thanks for the test, I thought this was a great test. When I hung my new TV recently I just happened to go with the EZ Cam Toggle, after seeing this I think it was a good choice. Toggles > Anchors.

          • John Ridley
            John Ridley  6 days back

            I never use anchors. Hit a stud.

          • Andy Vogel
            Andy Vogel  6 days back

            I think an additional parameter to be measured is how removable each of the anchors is. You know for like when you're selling your house.

            • zefallafez
              zefallafez  4 days back

              And how much damage they do to the insulation.

            • Project Farm
              Project Farm   6 days back

              Thank you for the feedback

          • zonechaser1
            zonechaser1  6 days back


            • TheOldGord
              TheOldGord  6 days back

              Good experimental method. A minimum of 3 reps is always necessary. My only criticism would be that a consistent even method of increasing the load via electric or hydraulic means would be better than the method by hand.

            • Harry Tuttle
              Harry Tuttle  6 days back

              Multiple anchors will add strength .

            • a1l2e3x4s5o6
              a1l2e3x4s5o6  6 days back

              WOW that is like a week's worth of work

            • Ian McGowan
              Ian McGowan  7 days back

              This was super helpful, really appreciate the time you put into this! One suggestion - add affiliate links to amazon for the products reviewed in the comments. I'm off to buy some E-Z Ancor's now, and if there was a link here that gave you some affiliate cash that would be a quick way to repay your effort. It would also be great to have a one-time donation option, not sure if Patreon supports that, but could always use PayPal? Thanks again!

              • огромная эрекция

                The best drywall anchor is a stud.

              • Ryan Spencer
                Ryan Spencer  1 weeks back

                Could you do this with concrete? I believe a concrete test would say more about the product.

              • NewYorkBlack
                NewYorkBlack  1 weeks back

                Duck tape..

              • OBK
                OBK  1 weeks back

                Not modern construction just American I don’t understand why you guys build paper houses in hurricane zones

                • MNRS E.B.
                  MNRS E.B.  1 weeks back

                  My man sounds like Patrick Mahomes😂

                • wgooetrik
                  wgooetrik  1 weeks back

                  You have the best videos. Thank you so much for doing this so we dont have to!

                • Friendly Metroid
                  Friendly Metroid  1 weeks back

                  00:55 Well that's optimistic. Don't tell that to Minto the Canadian home builder.

                • Joseph Stokes
                  Joseph Stokes  1 weeks back

                  Dude! We owe you yet another beer!

                • Elijah McCormick
                  Elijah McCormick  1 weeks back

                  Project farm please reply to this comment its about the bacon grease video! You should see if the engine will start after the bacon grease cools off and resolidifies; or IF it resolidifies. My dad said that the bacon grease won’t reliquify in time before the engine malfunctions but I think the grease will solidify in the important lubrication points in the engine and actually do better than conventional oils since there will be virtually no time for the bacon grease to get moving because it will already be where it needs to be because it’s gelled up. Please settle this dispute for me!!! I know you work hard on your videos keep up the great work!

                  • Project Farm
                    Project Farm   1 weeks back

                    Thank you for the video idea on more testing with bacon grease!