"Faced with re-hanging a wide batten for a heavy sliding door on a poor, lightweight wall I decided to give this a try, as the previous expanding Rawlplugs had pulled out. I fixed 10mm studs into 12mm holes using this product. There was more than enough for several holes about 55mm deep. The fixing has yet to stand the test of time (hence only "good" for performance) but I have great confidence this will be a really permanent job. Regarding the last comment on the "sell by" date, closer inspection of the tube clearly shows (in very small writing) this to be the manufacture date, NOT the sell by date! BEFORE starting to apply the resin, squeeze about half a golf ball size amount onto a piece of newspaper and make sure the (white) hardener is throughly mixing with the (grey) resin that initially comes out . Work quickly - the warmer the weather the quicker it goes off. The 2nd nozzle supplied is unecessary - if you don't use the whole tube in one go it'll be useless. So being able to buy a small tube makes this really good value. The Health and Safety leaflet shows this is a Rawlplug product so why pay more for the name? I will definitely use this again and would recommend it. The only caveat is that, once the studs are fixed in, they presumably cannot be removed without grinding them off or taking a chisel to the wall and removing the surrounding material. A consideration for some jobs."
"I used this to replace eight 8mm Rawlbolts which weren't fit for purpose (foolishly, I though I could use Rawlbolts to fit steel brackets into exterior blockwork).
The contact area you'll get with a resin fix is many times that which you'll get from an expanding-type fastner.
This product worked incredibly well. Just follow the instructions;- specifically using the right drill size, clearing out the drill holes and observing the curing time, and you will be astounded at the strength of the fixing.
One minor point is that the product will not work successfully with a fix smaller than 8mm. Why? Well, think of the nozzle as an injection needle; in order to fill the hole with resin, you must insert it into the base of the hole before you start pumping. An 8mm fixing requires a 10mm clearance hole, which is (more or less) the diameter of the 'needle'."
"Dries very strong and would anchor a lot. However, if you're doing some spot filling for just a couple of holes, makes sure you're quick. The mixture cures in the nozzle very quickly. Once it's cured, the nozzle is useless. I've still got three quarters of the cartridge left but no way to use it."
"Bought this as other products in the range seem pretty good. This one, however, is disappointing. It didn't go very far and took longer to go off than the product we usually use. If you want to do a proper job then look for something else..."
"Bought this product to secure some re-bar into an existing foundation. Only had 4 bars to fix so small tube was handy. Unfortunately out of date, along with all 20-odd other tubes of similar product in store. Only stuff in date was the most expensive! Surprise?!"