ALLIGATOR All-Purpose Wall Anchors

5/16" dia. anchor holds up to

1,025 lbs

in concrete
drill needed5/16" Drill Size
solid and hollow materials
ALLIGATOR All-Purpose Wall Anchors Packaging

Although ALLIGATOR® All-Purpose Wall Anchors may look like ordinary plastic plugs, they function very differently to hold more weight than most concrete anchors and masonry anchors made out of metal.

Thanks to the ALLIGATOR anchors' unique, patented design, they can even hold more than most chemical, epoxy, and adhesive anchors. [For holding values see below. For full information, click here for the technical bulletin.]

Metal concrete anchors can't work when they hit a cavity, because they need something solid to push against. In unexpected cavities (like hollow brick or hollow block) and in hollow walls (like tile over drywall or in drywall itself), the screw opens the ALLIGATOR anchor and locks its thread into the anchor's teeth to resist pull-out and vibration. This makes the ALLIGATOR All-Purpose Wall Anchor the solution to your fastening problems.

  • Versatile—work in all materials: drywall, concrete, brick, tile, plaster, stucco, wood & more with a wide range of screw sizes

  • Stronger than most metal & chemical anchors and all plastic plugs—
    anchor bonds screw to concrete, brick & masonry

  • Won't spin or countersink into hole, thanks to unique head design & anti-rotation fins

  • Weather-resistant—seal the hole in concrete, brick & stone:
    NO caulking or sealant needed

  • Inexpensive, rustproof installations when used with stainless steel screw

Holding ValuesAdditional Information

Tensile Test Results
(Ultimate results in pounds in 4,000 psi concrete)

Nail-in Anchor *Masonry ScrewSleeve Anchor*
A5 / AF5
#10 sms
A6 / AF6
#14 sms
A8 / AF8
5/16" lag
3/8" lag

*in 3,500 psi concrete / "sms" = sheet metal screw

Industry safety standards recommend 1/4 of ultimate load.
NOTE: A dash (-) in the chart above indicates no test result is currently available.
An "F" in the anchor name (e.g., AF5) means that the anchor has a flange and should be used if you think the wall might have a cavity in it.
No "F" in the name (e.g., A5) means that the anchor has no flange and is flush-mount and suitable for push-through installations.

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