How to Install Drywall Anchors.  My Favourite Anchor!
How to Install Drywall Anchors. My Favourite Anchor!

00:14 Shane Conlan: Gidday, knuckleheads!
Uncle Knackers here! Alright, just give me a sec. Boat number 3, your time’s up, boat
number 3. Love doing that, just love it. Wall anchors, plasterboard, drywall, wall anchors,
wall anchors, wall anchors, the bane of many a DIYer. There’s just so many options. Which
one do you choose? And when you finally do choose one, when you get home, it just doesn’t
work. You try and drill a hole in the wall and you can’t drill the hole. You finally
get the plug in and you push it right through the wall. You finally get it attached and
then your picture falls off. You’re left with a big dirty hole. There’s only one thing for
it. 01:03 SC: I think this is a job for Anchor
Man! You know, the guy from down the street? Real good bloke, blonde hair, good-looking
wife, flies around the world putting up wall anchors, you know him? No? Doesn’t matter. 01:22 SC: I’ll tell you what I’ll do for you,
because you’ve been such a good boy I’m going to take the guesswork out of choosing a drywall
plasterboard wall anchor for you. And this is it, it’s called a WallMate here in Australia
and it comes in a couple of sizes, this is the biggest one. It comes with a screw at
the end to attach your fixture, and a self-drilling tip, and it’s an absolute little ripper. And
they’re perfect for installing things like clocks, smoke detectors, curtain rods, toilet
roll holders, small artwork. And the best thing about ’em is that they’re ridiculously
easy to install. If you follow me now, I’ll show you how to install one, let’s go. 02:09 SC: To install the anchor, it’s really
easy. I put a mark on the wall with a pen of where I want the anchor to go. Get my wall
anchor, my screwdriver, and put the tip on the mark and just exert a bit of force on
the back of the anchor and then screw in clockwise, as they say, righty tighty. Okay, just keep
on screwing, it’s going through the back of the drywall, the plasterboard and just continue
to screw. Screw it in like that, and then when you get to the face of the drywall or
plasterboard just tighten it up nice and firm, not too hard, so it finishes up flush with
the surface, that’s perfect. And now with the screw that came with the fixture, with
the wall anchor, you can put it through a fixture, like a picture hook, put it into
the hole, like that, and just screw it up once again, righty tighty. Some people put
these wall anchors in with a power drill, but personally I like to use the old hand
screwdriver. Okay, it gets a bit tight as you get toward the end. Just keep on going
through like that and you’re almost there, and bingo! There you have it, tight as a drum.
Fantastic! You gotta love those wall anchors. Great tip, knackers! 04:10 SC: And, as per usual, if you found
this video useful, please like, comment, share and subscribe to my channel, shaneconlan1.
Be much appreciated. Till next time, cheers!

100 thoughts on “How to Install Drywall Anchors. My Favourite Anchor!”

  1. deb patterson says:

    I bought a whole box of the anchors and screws at IKEA but screws are separate from the anchors how do I know which one to use? Cheap apartment drywall nothing in between

  2. NepgearGo says:

    People should try snaptoggles. They aren't exactly easy to buy in Australia but it can be found.

  3. Abo Julie says:

    This was absolutely helpful as simple as it is you taught me something thank you

  4. john a says:

    Make sure you don't try screw into a wooden batten / stud. either.

  5. Nigel Birchenough says:

    Brilliant video m8. Can you use them when the plasterboard has wall tiles on them?

  6. John magoo 1959 says:

    Ey up Knackers, another cracking and funny video.

  7. msjuicy ツ says:

    This video saved my butt and I fixed my curtains that fell!
    Good tip niggas!

  8. d. khattak says:

    I try to get Eye bolt screw ins and cup hooks to hold. the anchor is perfect but I can't use the screw with it cuz I need to screw in the eye bolt and/or cup hook. ANY IDERS MATES? n i am a gurl! haaaa….sounds like u keep sayin WANKERS!! but I had fun.

  9. BlameMe BlameMe says:

    great video… thank you… been jacking up my walls trying to get my drapes to hang properly… but they kept falling down … you helped me out!!!!

  10. Shawn Gamilla says:

    Very annoying!

  11. jason mcnamara says:

    do not use this type of wall anchor if you are going to mount something that will be continually used by hand or have force / pressure put on it ie toilet roll holders, curtains, towel rails, shelves etc, the threading of the plaster is not strong enough. I have had to fix this type of attachment over and over which was done by diy'ers and builders. Either use a hollow wall anchor or spring toggle with the 3/16" spring toggle being a good strong support but if possible attach to studs. Also make sure there is no stud behind where you will be putting an anchor if you so decide to use one or even right beside it as you will create a repair job or stuff up the insertion of the anchor.

  12. Abdul Hassan says:

    Great video

  13. Sumo's Projects says:

    Gd Shane, mate I feel a big dummy not knowing about these, last week my uncle showed me these & now I see your video on it, I’m gunna put up a 20 kg mirror next weekend, great tip Knackers 👍👍👍👍

  14. Natalie Penna says:

    Thank you! Now I️ don’t have to wait for my husband to get home to hang my pictures 😘

  15. Angel Colon says:

    They suck ….have to go back and find something that works

  16. Matt Davis says:

    Thank you! I hate these damn things. Now I know how to do it. Keep up the good work!

  17. Monique Yu Eng Hong says:

    Hi! What do you call the hook fixture? I couldn’t quite understand

  18. Miguel Eduardo Ortiz Simoza says:

    Wrong info

  19. Bill Knows says:

    your jokes- or comedy at the beginning is perfect for people who have no brain- for the rest thank you

  20. Sharon Mundie says:

    Whats with the clown act, was very off putting otherwise enjoyed how to put in an anchor

  21. Julie Walker says:

    I'd prefer rubber expansion nuts every time.

  22. MrJetsAllDay says:

    Great video for those of us new to the handyman world! Thanks!

  23. Kathleen Craig says:

    I love Anchorman finally Success because of you!!!!

  24. Claudia Juarez says:

    Does it work for those ceilings that have the snow like paint?

  25. Nasser MJ says:

    The seemingly simple things – done right – make all the difference in durability & longevity, AKA well worth the while, AKA a money $$ saver. And yes, by all means, you can trumpet away to that one – LOL!

  26. Rachell Moore says:

    Too Silly

  27. IG georgio24 says:

    this video totally helped me out. But it came a tad bit too late and now I gotta search videos on filling holes in drywall.

  28. ValueOfNothing says:

    When I drill these guys it it takes chunks out of my drywall and is unusable. I think your drywall has to be in good shape to use these rather than the other type.

  29. myneckjusbroke says:

    i spent about 10 minutes trying to screw one of these into a stud

  30. max partington says:

    @tosh.0 pleas

  31. Tovi Gonzalez says:

    Your funny man

  32. Elizabeth Woodruff says:

    Finally someone made this similar le!

  33. cerveros24 says:

    Will this work for a 45 lbs tv?

  34. Love Music says:

    Been a long while since you posted this one…I just found it and wanted to comment: In USA, a similar brand is EZ Wall Anchors.

  35. joe selzer says:

    what about for ceilings?

  36. Scott Mclean says:

    How do I fit 3×2 battons to plasterboard wall if I need to box in pipes. Them plaster board screws are only short and wouldn't pass through the timber and into the wall?

  37. Gregg Cummings says:

    ….maybe pronounce the "a" in knackers a little better next time 4:07

  38. Nails Kelly says:


  39. Tim Starz says:

    "Wall Anchor… Wo anker… Wanker." Thanks for the video. Just what I needed to see at this time.

  40. EyesToSee says:

    Would this be sufficient for a small closet rod with little weight?

  41. David Lee says:

    You're video is just what i needed to learn how to use my wall anchor i just bought!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

  42. Nick Miller says:

    Thanks brother! Helped me out for sure. Liked, and subscribed as well, mate!

  43. venetiancat says:

    My husband died recently, and I had to look up how to do this, I was feeling really sad thinking about how he used to do all the maintenance stuff. Thanks for making me laugh and for such a great video, you really made my day. Much Love from New Mexico USA, Anchorman!

  44. Irene D says:

    Did you screw this into a stud or just plain drywall?

  45. Brian Roldan says:

    04:07 "great tip niggas" 😂

  46. Rocstoneau says:

    Thanks mate, I'm onto putting my toilet holder in now. 🙂

  47. Ukulele Zen says:

    you are a ROCKSTAR! Cheers for the great tips!

  48. Shelley Steel says:

    Easy! Thanks for your help via this video! 😀

  49. Charles Candelario (SleepYdizzY) says:

    Thank you

  50. otaku trash says:

    Would this work with a mountable shelf?

  51. 201Bmoney says:

    My anchor snaps before I screw it all the way in, any suggestions?

  52. Kris Simms says:

    Good job buddy, problem solved.

  53. Tisha Vassel says:

    My anchor does NOT go into my wall that easily. Ive been trying to put it in for about 10minutes now. I only manage to get the tip in.

  54. Bartender109 says:

    he's a bit of a kooky guy, but nice and knowledgeable..

  55. Ellen Weinstein says:

    SOOOO Helpful. I am a newly single WOMAN. You directed your video to "good boys"– great tip anyway.

  56. Krishna Baldeo says:


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  58. KvltKommando says:

    my landlords not gonna like this…

  59. Gomorra Gustavo says:


  60. Anne Peters says:

    My husband's favourite expression – Knackers! Just had to watch – and your advice is great. Ignore the sad-sacks who don't like the comedy. Brightened my day! 🙂

  61. Sarah Washington says:

    Thanks, now I can hang my shelf while talking in an australian accent!

  62. Hunter Allen says:

    really helpful, but why are you so weird

  63. Michael Jameson says:

    What do you think of wallclaw anchors?

  64. msorganicfarm Graff says:

    or girl

  65. Ashley McBride says:

    Hyper utility iHeartRadio morning I just talked oo

  66. Elder Qydell Davis says:

    Great video, all the way from The U.S.!!!!!!

  67. kidsmoked says:

    1000 people don't have a sense of humour.

    But I wish you had said why we need them. Being female I have no idea.

  68. Sylwester Zmitrowicz says:

    Crazy man 👨🏻 😂😂😂

  69. dmaninthewall says:

    Handy tips: Use that safety cone, traffic cone To fill water in a water pump It’s like A funnel

  70. Anita Garcia says:

    good info , but you talk to much at the beginning. Just get to the point.

  71. Christine Todd says:

    Thank you! I am the fix it person now so this is helpful.

  72. rajiv r says:

    Very informative and loved your sense of humor !! 😁😁

  73. beebisbiasedbigtime says:

    Just used two large white ones as suggested; blew out. Both blew the wall AND snapped off.

  74. Lin Gina says:

    Very useful thank you

  75. Roger Porras says:

    Where did you get the metal pitch hook?

  76. Maria min says:

    Thank you…. you just saved me money


    Yeah I tried using it without tutorials and now I have 2 giant holes in my wall

  78. Kat Jasper says:

    Mum and I watched your video on changing a washer – we are now experts!!! You're hilarious! Thank you!

  79. primalfury2011 says:

    I've installed those twice.. both went in crooked. . And are loose…not rock solid.. are you supposed to predrill. . Since it crushes alot of space drywall. Going in. ??
    I want to hang. 35 lb mirror. Two of those should do.. their rated at 50lb each..

  80. Jordan Baxter says:

    A better solution is to never use self tapping anchors. They destroy your walls and if you're renting they will mess with your deposit.

  81. john perez says:

    You have cobb webs in your traffic cone

  82. Ade Maulina says:

    Thank, this is what I need to use the manual way hand screw driver..

  83. Esreen Ghadri says:

    Wasn’t even what I was looking for, but I watched it twice 😂 just because of your funny sense of humor.

  84. sandra johnson says:

    "Putting out wankers." LOLOLOL!!!! Love you!

  85. Adrian Gonzalez says:

    1 million views for this??? lol im also here, good video thanks

  86. Katie Langs-Hunter says:

    Like the humor

  87. Lady Sapphire says:

    What’s your most viewed demographic? So curious for this video

  88. Anneliese Stephens says:

    Thank you from NZ. I broke about 5 trying to power drill the white bit into the wall. Broke the inside thread and snapped one off in the wall. Ready to try it properly!!

  89. Raevyn Elicia Adams says:

    I wish I had watched this. I got a kit with anchors and screws but no idea how to put them in. I watched a different video and drilled holes but then the anger wouldn't screw in and it just squished

  90. Scott Swineford says:

    Fun stuff. I'll look for those anchors

  91. FIX MY HOME says:

    Really good video 👍
    I also have a video about this toppic in my channel .
    Please check my video and follow me and let me know what is your opinion? 😉 Thanks

  92. Jay Human says:

    Dis was helpful too!

  93. Fred Nurke says:

    Good how to, but you are fucken mad mate. Keep it up.

  94. Not Financial Advice says:

    Thank you!

  95. Joanna Yuen says:


  96. spacey macey says:

    Accurately describing my current situation. I really need some SOLID advice.

    Thank you!

  97. Sujith Raghavan says:

    This screws how much weight can afford

  98. Leslie Shanafelt says:

    OMG THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH. I was dying here. All the single ladies across the world who want to remain independent thank you! I EFFIN DID IT BY MYSELF!

  99. Sarah Jade says:

    Thanks, Anchor Man!

  100. JZ says:

    The anchors I got seems to be too weak to screw in, I feel like it's going to break. It visibly flexes and distorts when I try to screw in.

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