"I ordered this product in the largest size without realising that it is a larger size cartridge than normal and would require a much larger gun costing far more than it's worth. The website does not make this clear, but apparently if you order in-store, they are supposed to ask if you need a gun. I returned the product and obtained a smaller version, which worked just fine. Easy to apply and my threaded rods are now embedded in a concrete foundation and I was able to bend the rods to shape after about an hour, with no harm to the resin or bond. The spare nozzle will be useful so I can use the rest of the resin at a different time."
"I had to hang a 37.5kg gun cabinet to wall. The 4anchor bolts supplied pulled out due to thermalite blocks. Re-drilled 4 holes & used this resin to secure pieces of threaded bar; this product dried in minutes. Cabinet is rock solid; the firearms officer was pleased with result. I would recommend this product to anyone 5/5."
"Excellent stuff, but careful preparation is essential. Vacuum out all the dust( use a straw attached to the vacuum pipe get deep in the hole). I embedded 6 mm stainless threaded rod above a window to hold up a curtain track, and it worked extremely well."
"I tried to hang some cupboards on a wall, but the plaster/surface of the bricks crumbled when I drilled for rawl plugs. So I went to wall bolts, but they were not long enough to get to the good solid brick - now I was in trouble. I had never used resin before, but I had nothing to lose. I drilled a 10mm hole deep enough to get to the good brick....filled with resin and put a rawl plug in the resin at the surface of the wall. The resin was set in 20 mins - the wall cupboards hung with no problems. I would definitely use this method again for fixing..... There were 2 static mixer nozzles included....only need 1 as the resin would go off before you could use it for another future job."
"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'."
"I'd like to stress what others have said: All preparation must be done before starting to use the resin - you'll only get one chance. The nozzles are not very flexible, so if like me, you have limited access, the second is a bonus after snapping the first.
A useful product. A little expensive, but it did the job, and I was running out of alternatives."
"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?!"