Elephant Anchor

How to Mount Heavy Items on Metal Stud Walls with Elephant Anchors

Mounting heavy objects on drywall with metal studs can be a challenging task, especially when traditional anchors and bolts fail to provide the necessary support. Enter the Elephant Anchor—a revolutionary product designed to simplify the process and ensure a secure hold. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to effectively use Elephant Anchors for your next mounting project.

Understanding the Elephant Anchor

The Elephant Anchor is specifically designed to provide a secure hold in hollow materials ranging from 3/8″ to 3″ thick, including drywall, MDF, sheetrock, plasterboard, and more. This versatile anchor is perfect for metal stud walls and situations where studs are not aligned with mounting holes.

What’s Included in the Kit

50pcs of 1/4-20 Elephant Anchors

50pcs of 1/4-20 Screws

1/2″ Titanium Pilot Head Drill Bit

Product Specs and Features:

  • Suitable for walls with metal studs and hollow walls without studs
  • Mounting hole size: 1/2″
  • 5x faster installation than wing toggles and molly bolts
  • Supports TVs up to 200lbs (not for swivel or arm mounts)
  • Installs through various materials including drywall, MDF, and plasterboard
  • Allows bolt removal and refastening without losing the metal channel inside the wall

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

Gather Your Tools and Materials:

Ensure you have all the necessary tools, including the Elephant Anchors kit, a drill, and the shelf you intend to mount.

Mark the Mounting Points:

Use a pencil to mark where you want to mount the shelf. Double-check the alignment to ensure it’s level.

Drill the Holes:

Using the 1/2″ Titanium Pilot Head Drill Bit included in the kit, drill holes at the marked points. The drill bit is designed to easily cut through metal studs.

Insert the Elephant Anchors:

Insert the Elephant Anchors into the drilled holes. The curved grips help hold the plastic strap, making the installation process smoother.

Install the Screws:

Insert the screws through the mounting holes of your shelf or TV mount and tighten them into the Elephant Anchors. The anchors will expand behind the wall, providing a secure hold.

Final Adjustments:

Ensure everything is securely fastened and make any necessary adjustments. Your heavy shelf is now securely mounted!

Why Choose Elephant Anchors?

Elephant Anchors are not only strong and reliable but also incredibly easy to use. They make smaller holes, install faster than traditional anchors, and allow for easy bolt removal and reinstallation. Whether you’re mounting a TV, shelf, or other heavy items, Elephant Anchors provide the perfect solution for metal stud walls and other hollow materials.


Mounting heavy objects on drywall with metal studs no longer has to be a daunting task. With Elephant Anchors, you can achieve a secure and reliable hold quickly and efficiently. Say goodbye to complicated installations and hello to a simplified, strong solution for all your mounting needs.

For more information and to purchase Elephant Anchors, visit Elephant Anchor.

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