Using Strap Toggles as Hollow Wall Anchors

Strap toggle in hollow wall

There are several types of hollow wall fasteners, and a toggle bolt is probably the most common. The disadvantages of a toggle bolt is you have to drill a 5/8-inch hole for a 1/4-inch bolt. And, when you remove the bolt, the toggle falls off inside the wall and is lost.

A better version of a toggle is called a strap toggle, which is a metal toggle attached to plastic straps. It requires a 1/2-inch hole for a 1/4-inch bolt. Push the retaining collar forward until it’s tight in the hole, then snap off the straps. Then screw the bolt into the toggle. When you remove the bolt, the toggle stays in place.


  1. Hi Staff,

    I saw your video using the strap toggles. i noticed all instructions called for installing the snap toggler vertically (the wing part). does it matter if it’s vertical or horizontal? i was beginner and didn’t pay attention while i was installing them (all 30 of them on the wall to support a big board) and some of them were installed horizontally (when the wing open they are in horizontal position instead of vertical). I’m worried now as if i need to insert new one to make sure they are vertically, or it’s ok to leave them as is. Please help!!!



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