The TOGGLER ALLIGATOR AF8 flanged anchor provides a secure hold in solid and hollow concrete, brick, stone, and drywall, and is made in USA. Once inserted into a 5/16" drilled hole in a wall, ceiling, or floor, the anchor accepts a #8 to #14 size screw with a thread length at least equal to the thickness of the item being fastened plus 1-13/16". The anchor head is flanged for additional stability compared to a flush-mount head when installing into hollow material and has fins that grip the mounting material to prevent spinning when a screw is inserted. When installed within a solid material, the corrosion-resistant polypropylene body expands and elongates to fill and mold to the hole. This helps distribute the force evenly throughout its length to help prevent wall fracture. When installed within a hollow material or a solid material with unexpected cavities, the anchor's jaws open as a screw is inserted, locking the anchor and screw within the material.
Ultimate Tensile Strength Values
|Anchor||Drill Diameter||Screw Description||1/2" Drywall||3,500 psi Concrete|
|A5/AF5||3/16"||#8 sheet metal screw||57 lb.||544 lb.|
|A6/AF6||1/4"||#10 sheet metal screw||69 lb.||675 lb.|
|A8/AF8||5/16"||#12 sheet metal screw||85 lb.||1,025 lb.|
|A10||3/8"||#14 sheet metal screw||N/A||1,168 lb.|
Ultimate Shear Strength Values
|Anchor||Drill Diameter||Screw Description||1/2" Drywall|
|A5/AF5||3/16"||#8 sheet metal screw||125 lb.|
|A6/AF6||1/4"||#10 sheet metal screw||153 lb.|
|A8/AF8||5/16"||#12 sheet metal screw||171 lb.|
Warning: Use one-fourth or less of listed maximum values for safe working loads (as required by local regulations). For more information, see the manufacturer's technical bulletin.
Anchors provide reinforcement to fasteners installed in materials that are considered brittle or have insufficient hold such as drywall, concrete, brick, and stone. Anchors provide support through methods such as expansion from within or behind the substrate, or insertion of adhesive compounds into drilled holes.
TOGGLER Anchor System manufactures wall anchors and toggle bolts. The company, founded in 1968, is headquartered in Norwalk, CT.