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Gripit Red Plasterboard Fixings

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Number reviews: 17
Overal rating: 5
Review for Gripit Red Plasterboard Fixings by CCTV INSTALLATIONS
14th February 2022

These are handy to have in tool box for those unexpected times of needing them strong quick and reliable always and neat and tidy too which keeps customer happy

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Review for Gripit Red Plasterboard Fixings by CED Electrical
2nd February 2022

Very good plasterboard fixings, hold quite a bit of weight for what they are. But the don't come close to the quality and strength of GeeFix fixings. I used these before but couldn't trust them fully even though they feel secure.

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Review for Gripit Red Plasterboard Fixings by J.A PLUMBING
3rd August 2020

Have to admit not something I use everyday but always handy to have on the van, never know when you may need them, every time I’ve needed them they’ve been superb and done the job

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Review for Gripit Red Plasterboard Fixings by Inotech solutions ltd
28th June 2020

I’ve used these in several occasions, I have a few Tv that’s have had these installed over 3 years ago and still hanging ! Always got a spare set in our tool box

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Review for Gripit Red Plasterboard Fixings by Keynston Services
4th February 2020

I think these are the bees knees. I first saw them in use with plumbers, putting radiators up on stud walls. I've now used them in several jobs where I cannot get a noggin or batten in behind the stud wall or ceiling plasterboard. There are a range of sizes and load bearing versions. Best bought in bulk online: small packages in wholesalers can be pricey.

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Review for Gripit Red Plasterboard Fixings by S Banks Plumbing Heating & Eco Energies Ltd
17th September 2019

These are really good fittings and have used them all the time. A bit pricey but worth every penny. Good product and great features as it comes in different sizes.

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Review for Gripit Red Plasterboard Fixings by Consider it Done Electrical Services
15th August 2019

I have used these on a couple of occasions recently. I was curious how easy they were to use and how effective. Well on both points I was impressed, they are definitely easy to use. Also very effective, making a sound solid bond to the boarded wall. They are a bit expensive, but many new gadgets are until they become established. A good piece of kit, will be using again probably fairly soon

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Review for Gripit Red Plasterboard Fixings by JSM Plumbing and Heating services
11th August 2019

These are a great idea and do work really well depending on the situation as they are only a strong as the plasterboard holding it if in a damp old boarded wall you have to be a bit careful, bit pricey but I guess took a lot to get designed and manufactured, all in all great product.

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Review for Gripit Red Plasterboard Fixings by Bean Plumbing & Heating Services
18th July 2019

I’m always apprehensive about hanging something heavy on plasterboard but these fixings have got me out of jail a couple of times now. Fairly easy to use and do the job well but they are a bit on the expensive side.

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Review for Gripit Red Plasterboard Fixings by Omi Gas
20th October 2018

Not the best fixing they will do in a pinch but doesn't beat a spring toggle or a hollow anchor for weight holding capabilities but still and okay product.

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Review for Gripit Red Plasterboard Fixings by Fenna & Company Limited
2nd October 2018

Amazing fixings can be used for anything from installing radiators to stud walls to flat screen TVs, simple to install I would suggest getting a setting cutter to cut your groove on the inside of the plasterboard as you can come unstuck not being able to the fins fully out in some of the thicker plasterboard walls.

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Review for Gripit Red Plasterboard Fixings by Spud the Sparky
14th February 2018

Awful tried these a couple of times and back to using rawl plasterboard fixings and pigtail fixings. Poorly designed not easy to use and the ones I did use fell apart and for the price I dont think fixings should be falling apart. Wont be using again

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Review for Gripit Red Plasterboard Fixings by Oliver’s Electrical
26th December 2017

Lovely kit to use and you can hang things solidly on it.

My customers tend to get a bit twitchy when they see me drilling a big hole for the fixing but as soon as that’s done it’s a good fix

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Review for Gripit Red Plasterboard Fixings by J.Rudd General Building
1st December 2017

Brilliant fixings for when no other option in plaster board.
Have hung small radiators with these and no problems to report.
Very quick and easy

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Review for Gripit Red Plasterboard Fixings by Abbas Gas Services
1st December 2017

Bought some to hang some units. Easy to use and they do the job. Not the cheapest opinion available to do the same job, but would probably use them again.

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Review for Gripit Red Plasterboard Fixings by BH Property Services
1st December 2017

I purchased these just to try and see what the hype was. Can't fault them at all, I've hung a few heavy cabinets and radiators with no issues. Easy and simple to install. They do the job!

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Review for Gripit Red Plasterboard Fixings by B H heating solutions
1st December 2017

Great product easy to use hung rads off these with no issues at all they are little bit dear thou but if you wanna hang summit on the heavier side they will do the job nicely

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14th July 2021

Going to be looking today at putting a small shelf on the wall to mount my router next to the hub unit for my car charger so they can be on the wall, a little tidier than it is now. And I'll be doing it using these GripIt Fixings and mounting this little square unit on them, on the wall so that I can put the router on and hopefully tidy up the whole appearance and the wires.

For this next part, I have marked my holes on the wall, levelled them up and I'm just going to drill them. This next bit could be a little noisy. I've also checked behind, there were no electric cables, nothing unexpected down the heating pipes. All well over to that side, out of the way.

The two fittings fit into the wall, putting in the screw, tightens and then it sends out the blades behind, then it starts to tighten and pull forward the fitting and I've just tested it, that's nice and free. I'm going to break now, get ready to put the fitting on the wall. Right, now, if I was putting a different kind of shelf up, something that had a bracket, I'd put the bracket on the wall and screw through into these and that screwing action brings forward the mechanism inside, grips the plasterboard and takes the weight. Because I'm using a different fitting and it just hangs on screws, I've stuck a couple of washers in there just to tighten up the screws, bring the mechanism forward and open up their leaves.

I'm just going to ease off now, it's all tight in the wall, and I'm going to mount my little unit which, there you are, which sits there nice and snug. And I'll get everything back up on the wall and then have a look at the finished result. And in not very long at all and nice and securely on the wall I've got my little shelf unit.

Now these units will take quite a bit of weight. I think it says these will take 71 kilograms, which is an awful lot, far more than the little shelf I put up. And in the past I've used these for heavy shelf units, the big glass unit below here, and I've used them for radiators and they really are the bee's knees. Nice and easy to use and very strong. You can actually remove them if you have to, by reversing the process as you unscrew it the fins behind close up and you can pull it out, fill the holes and move on, if that's what you want to do.

So there you are, that's it, that's it for GripIt Fixings. Now it took me longer to set that up, keep breaking to film another part and then put it all together than if I'd just gone in there, put up a shelf and walked away. Here's one of the little beasts for anyone that's not seeing them. And you see those little metal blades there and they fold away and when you actually screw it onto the wall, they open up behind the plasterboard, grip the plaster board, they pull forward and pinch the plasterboard so you can use up to about two mil deep there down to about nine mil and they're a wonderful bit of kit. Quicker to use than they are to explain.


14th July 2021

Hi there, Scott here from SC Electrics. Been asked to do a wee review of GripIts that we have thanks to Expert Trades. If you haven't seen these wee things before, they're plasterboard screws. They're quite good wee things. Today we're going to be using the red ones because we're hanging a plasterboard up in my office. They're handy wee things, and pure magic for the likes of putting a TV up and things like that. As you can see, there's wee fins there on the back. If the camera is adjusted. As you can see, there's wee fins there on the back. You basically put them in so the wee fins are sitting on the tops. You put them in so the wee fins are sitting on the tops, and then you turn here in the front so the wee fins open out. If I can get that to do it like that. When you open it up, that's what holds it in the wall.

And they are designed to hold quite a bit of weight. Wee red ones here I'm using, designed to hold 74 kilos. As you can see, it says it on the top. The instructions for them are quite simple. It's all written on the back. Now, this is a great wee set. It's a wee starter set. It comes with all the size you could ever need. They're handy things. They're quite a permanent fitting. You have to drill a reasonably large hole. They're not the sort of thing if you normally just stick a simple screw in the plasterboard and drive off with. This is for jobs that you want to hold quite well. It does say blue ones hold up to 115 kilogrammes. I don't know if I'd trust much plasterboard to hold that, but they might argue with what they say on the packet.

First thing we're going to do is we've already marked up the wall because super efficient. We'll drill a wee hole here. We're using here, this is an 18mm bit, as it says in the packet. All we do is drill a wee hole. In case anybody's wondering, yes, we have already checked for cables. Yes, I know where they joists are, and I know there's no pipework behind this. Once you get that up, you realise you forgot your hammer. Give me a second. Here, got your hammer, which you miraculously find downstairs on the kitchen table where the wife's been moaning for the past two weeks. That's where it's been sitting. And you basically put the plug in the wall, push it in gently. Make sure the wee fins are closed after you've opened them. Push it in and a wee gentle tap. And that's in.

The only problem I have with these is there's a wee lip, but to be honest, it's not so much that's going to be a big show stopper for you. Once that's in, you're going to put a screwdriver in and turn it. And the wee fins in the back will open out. And that, when it'll hold, will hold tight. We'll get the three in. There we go. Nice, quick and easy. All we do now is we get our nice board and we screw it on. As you can see, that's worked quite well. They do hold a wee bit of weight. These ones here, they do only hold 74 kilos. I wouldn't exactly swing on it, but they do seem quite secure. The whiteboard is up, it's not going anywhere.

Do I like them? They're not bad. But there's a few wee issues, as you can see here. As you can see here, if you're not sitting with something that will cover the GripIt, it is still visible afterwards. The screws that come with them, which you can't really use anything smaller because they won't fit inside the hole, are quite large. About number eight screw, which for some things you're doing is a wee big. Another problem find, if you happen to be really, really unlucky, like me and hit a noggin, you can see it can actually cause a wee bit of damage trying to get it in. I was very, very lucky. I literally hit the edge of the noggin, but I actually wasn't able to get to the centre of the plug. It does hold this thing quite well, in all fairness, but it's not the way it's supposed to be. But wee bit of filler over that, you won't see it.

But hopefully you find them useful. I don't know if they're much better than most other things out there, but why not give them a try. They're not the most expensive thing in the world. Thank you all very much. This is Scott for Expert Trades. Talk to you again soon.


11th May 2021

Hello there, this is Brendan from B. Burnside Property Maintenance here. I've wanted to tell you about these Gripit plasterboard fixings, which I've been asked to give a little review on. Anyway here's one of the larger fixings that I've taken out of another packet that I already had. Unlike your traditional plasterboard fixings, these will actually clamp onto the plasterboard rather than screwing into it, giving a far stronger fixing. I would have liked to have shown you them in actual use, but unfortunately the job that I've just done is for a vulnerable person and I'm not allowed to film in their property. I have just used four of these to hang a 65 inch TV onto a dot and dab wall and it's solid as if it was into concrete.

They're very simple to use. You find your appropriate size drill bit, drill through the plasterboard and then tap your fixing into the hole. Once the fixing is in the hole, screwdriver in that slot, obviously aligning it so these things will go vertical. Turn those, and that will then bring the wings out behind the plasterboard and fix it in position. Once you use your supplied bolt into the fixing and tighten it up, it then docks it absolutely solid. Brilliant product, they are my go-to plasterboard fixings now. I won't use anything else, not since I've used these. Brilliant product.


16th May 2018

Hello, review fans. I'm Ben Curry, and you're watching Tool Talk, from Expert Trades.

Today, I'm going to be reviewing the GripIt Plasterboard Fixing. You might have seen these ... Dragons' Den, I think this was. Also, Screwfix are a big stockist and most electrical wholesalers have these in stock now. It might not be the next WAGO block, but it's definitely a new product that's hit the market and it's taken off; I see a lot of people talking about it.

I'm going to open this up. I'm going to show you what's in there, and what you get in the set, and what is a GripIt fixing. So, on the back it starts by telling you all about the fixings, about the color-coding, and what they can actually do and what you can do with them. It shows you on here how you ... You drill a hole, and each one of these in a different size and a different colour has a different hole that you drill. So, you drill a hole with a spade bit, 20 ml. 15, 18, 20 and 25 ml. Of course, GripIt sell those drillbits as well, but you can buy any. And then you push in your GripIt into the plasterboard. You just push it. Tap it in. And you're ready to go.

It's got two little fins that you turn, and I'll show you that in a second. And then you're all set, and then you can just drive your screw into the centre. Now, it comes with the screw that you're supposed to use with it to hold the weight as well. And then it's got a safe load weight alongside it. Now, this is bearing in mind that it's going into plasterboard. Now, plasterboard is only as strong as the plasterboard. However, saying that, I have a mirror hanging in my hallway at home using the blue fixings from here and the mirror's probably 30 kilos and it's been there a year: no problems. So, it is pretty solid.

Now, it says here all the weights have been tested on 15 ml plasterboard, and it's pretty good. That's like the starter set selection box you get. I think I picked this up at Screwfix. Then, in the kit, you get various different colours of these. The different colours, the different sizes and different weights. Now, with each of these you get a screw. So, the yellow ones come with the smallest. The red ones a bit bigger. And then the brown and blue are actually threaded, so you get a 6 and an 8 ml threaded bolt to go into them.

Now, what you can struggle with on these is when you thread that into there, that's one turn, that's two turns; that's only three turns of thread, and already you've only got half an inch of space there. What you can run into is, you've got your fins out on that: whatever you're hanging on the wall has not got enough depth to go through to get a sufficient ... you know, you've only turned it three or four times and you've bottomed out. I don't know what the manufacturer's instructions are, but I've bought my own, longer bolts before to go in.

So, that's it really. That's what you get. It's kind of a weird set-up. You tap it in, and then using these pegs ... So, the hole it recommends you drill is to this size here. And then using these pegs, when you tap it in, they really grab the plasterboard, and then you have to turn these screws here. Let me get a blank one that you can see a bit better. Turn these screws here, and that opens the fins out, which will really grab the plasterboard, so you're ending up with that much grabbing the plasterboard.

Okay. You're never going to hang a massive tonne of weight off just one of these. Normally, if you're holding a TV up, you've got like eight of them in and it does the job. Definitely, it does the job. The centre section as well, when you tighten it up, it kind of clicks. You can push it for depth. There you go. So, you've got a bit more depth on that. And that is where you lose your ... you know, see what I mean with that? Not good.

So, yeah. I've used them a bit. I've not used them a massive amount. I'm not going to tell you I've used packs and packs of these and give you a fully comprehensive review. But I have used them enough to like them, and have to invested in a bit of the set-up kit. These red ones are good. I mean, so it's an 18 ml hole on them and it says it takes a 5 by 30 ml screw. So that, to me, I'd drive 2 inch 10s into that. That's like the perfect size for one of them. Let's say you're mounting a baton to a wall. You've got a 2 inch baton. You can drive your 2 inch 10 through the baton and then into there, and they do a brilliant job for that.

So, yeah. They're good. I'm a fan so far, and I always like a new product and a new gadget to play with. Early adopter, me, eh? Yeah, we'll see. Early adopter with all this stuff on the floor when it's fell off the wall! But, no, hopefully that shouldn't happen. I've had nothing but good experience with them so far.

Most recent when I've used this, was a bathroom medicine cabinet, I suppose they used to be called; bathroom cabinet above a sink. Weighed a tonne. We managed to get one side into the joist, or the stud work. The other side I used ... Well, I started by trying to use the blues and that was when I ran into the issue of not having the right depth of bolts. So we actually went in with the reds, and put some number 10 screws through them. And it was brilliant. Really. It's just absolutely rock-solid. You could hang off it.

So, yeah. That's the GripIt set, multi-kit. I think in Tool Talk, on the app, you can review the different sizes on these. Like I say, my favourites are the reds, but they're all pretty good. Right; that's the GripIt Plasterboard Fixing. I've been Ben Curry. You're watching Tool Talk. Thanks for watching.


23rd January 2018

Morning, guys. Dave from DA Gas, Heating and Plumbing. Just wanted to show you the GripIts and do a bit of a Tool Talk review on them. So these are what I use for hanging radiators on plasterboard walls. Pop the GripIt into the wall, knock it in, need to drill in an 18 mil hole with the red ones, and it changes with the different size fixings. Once you've knocked it in, small flat head screwdriver, push in and twist. That opens up the wings on the back to stop it being pulled back through.

Pop the other one in. Knock it in flush with the plaster, twist. I'm going to be hanging a 600 by 800 P+ off of these fixings on a plasterboard wall. You know what plasterboard walls are like for hanging heavy objects, especially radiators can be a nightmare.

And that's is there, and it's, you can see how strong that is. Pull it down, there you go, no ... So these red ones here, they reckon they can hold 74 kilos at a safe load. If you get the 25 mil ones, 113 kilos. So you know, pretty good bit of kit. They're not the cheapest things. I get them from Wicks's. You can get them elsewhere. You can probably get them cheaper elsewhere, but just convenience for me. So there you have it. GripIts. Dave Armstrong, DA Gas, Heating and Plumbing.


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