I was not sure I wanted to buy these. Why not just put up some 1x wood that can be painted to match the wall. Well I bought a wall cabinet and was told they were on sale. So I figured for the cabinet I would buy a couple tracks. I got 4 in total. I used two to hang that cabinet, one to hang a ladder, and one to hang all my wife's garden tools. After that I was hooked (pun intended). I now have about 10 on the wall and another 16 in boxes waiting to go up. I have not finished redoing my work area in the garage and these items are the last few to go up. I agree that if they would reduce the price on the PANELS they would be much easier to use and install. But the PANELS cost more then double. Not to mention the 20% off and buy 3 get 1 free deal I got on these. I have a number of the wire hangers to use on these but I am thinking a lot of the smaller ones are a waste. The larger items to hold shovels, brooms, and ladders work great. The individual wrench holder seems a bit silly if you have the 5 drawer cabinet. All in all they are easy to install (drill your own holes) with a stud finder. Easy to use when using Gladiator wire hangers. And they hold a good deal of weight as my wall cabinet is nearly full plus stuff on top and it is not coming off the wall. All in all I love Gladiator items but do not over tighten the bolts as they are cheap and break easily!!!
The instructions say to place wall mounting screws (not included) in studs at least 3/8" and not more than 8" from the end of the span to avoid risk of serious injury or property damage. The piece is exactly 48" long. Since studs are usually either 16" or 24" OC, this means you can only properly attach wall mount screws on one end or the other, leaving the other end unsafe per the warning contained in the instructions. These pieces should be at least 49" long to allow placement of wall mount screws near both ends. One possible workaround might be to use the pieces Sears sells to join two spans together. However, I'm not sure those are designed to support much weight (e.g., if you are going to hang two wall cabinets on one span). Plus, they are only sold in a package of four for about $10. You would only need two - one for each end. So, that effectively doubles your cost to use a single span.
I have pegboard mounted on my garage
walls however heavy tools and golf bags are to heavy for
pegboard hooks. I bought 3 tracks and they screwed into studs
easy using the gladiator screws. I bought various gladiator
hooks and was able to hang golf bags with clubs in them and
heavy tools like my gas weed wacker. I also used one track to
mount the gladiator 48 inch shelf which is strong and holds a
jack and jack stands.
I have had gladiator boxes for a
couple of years and they are great, but I recently moved and
would like to put two 30 inch boxes on a on a 65 inch wall. I
have only seen 4 foot and 8 foot gear track channels. They
should offer them in varying Lengths, such as 5 foot that will
hold 2 30 inch boxes, maybe 48 inch that would hold 2 24 inch
boxes. I guess I could get 2 8 ft. channels and cut them to
fit, but the price almost triples from the 4Ft. to the
I bought this 3 weeks ago along with
a number of other gladiator products to organize my garage and
I couldnt be happier. My garage looks amazing and the quality
is on point. Love it