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 order four of the gladiator rails. I was delivered one gladiator rail and three carftsman rails. The gladiator hooks I have do not for the craftsmen rails. Do not buy! Would give zero stars if it was an option.
These Gear Tracks are the easiest, and most cost effective way of hanging gladiator wall cabinets. They also allow use of the bottom grove to hang accessories. You just use the top grove of the bottom rail for the cabinets. In this manner you can hang hooks, etc. from the bottom grove to make the Gear Track even more versatile.
easy to install, nice looking way to organize