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Sanus SSMK1

Steel stud mounting kit for select Sanus TV mounts

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by Ralph Graves
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This hardware kit lets you mount your Sanus flat-panel TV mount into the steel studs common in new construction. The kit is UL® listed, and can be used in commercial locations such as office buildings, restaurants, and warehouses. The anchors are designed to fit through the holes of standard steel studs, making installation simple.

Compatible with select Sanus mounts, including VMPL, VMPL2, VMPL3, VMPL50, and VMPL250.

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Highlights:

  • mounting kit for steel studs
  • for select Sanus flat-panel TV mounts, such as the VMPL, VMPL2, VMPL3, VMPL50, and VMPL250
  • for residential and commercial applications
  • UL listed
  • supports up to 175 lbs.
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Four 6mm x 43mm bolts
  • Four 20mm (OD) washers
  • 4 Snap-Togglers
  • Installation Instructions

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Features

Overview: The Sanus VisionMount SSMK1 is a hardware kit that allows steel wall stud-mounting for various Sanus flat-panel TV mounts. This kit increases the mounting options of these universal wall mounts for use in commercial applications such as office buildings, warehouses or condominiums.

Compatibility: The Sanus VisionMount SSMK steel stud mounting kit is designed to be used in conjunction with the following Sanus wall-mount systems:

Sanus Wall Mount Model Maximum Weight Capacity
VMT14, VML10 80 pounds
VMT15, ML11 100 pounds
VLT14, VLL10 125 pounds
VMPL250, VMPL50 130 pounds
VLT15, LL11 150 pounds
VMPL, VMPL2 175 pounds
VMPL3 280 pounds

Installation Note: This product is designed for use in steel stud walls only. Studs must be at least 2x4-inch and 25-AWG. The wall must be capable of supporting up to five times the weight of the monitor and mount combined. If back side of wall is unfinished, drywall must be installed to minimum of one stud left and right of the stud(s) being used to install the mounting. Drywall must be a minimum of 1/2" thick on each side of the studs, and a minimum clearance of 1-7/8" behind the wall is required. This product must be centered on the studs.

Tools Required:

  • Pencil
  • Stud finder
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • 1/2" Drill-bit
  • Electric drill

 
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5 out of 5

Good for a drywall

Written By Alex, Lehi, UT on Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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I bought these anchors to use for my TV mount on a drywall. I don't have any studs behind this wall so it was the only option. So far so good, it handles my 32" TV without any problems. I've tried to put some pressure to TV mount itself with my hands and it looks sturdy.
Pros:
Does it job.
Cons:
You can get 6-pack at another retailer cheaper.
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3 out of 5

Glorified toggle bolts

Written By BobF, New York, NY on Tuesday, November 05, 2013
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This kit is nothing more than 4 glorified 1/4 X 20 toggle bolts and washers. They worked fine but I only needed two for my wall mount and probably could have gotten toggle bolts and washers at the hardware store for a couple of bucks.
Pros:
Worked fine
Cons:
Expensive for what you get.
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5 out of 5

Sanus SSMK1

Written By Sanus SSMK1, Jackson, MI on Thursday, September 05, 2013
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Worked great, excellent service from Crutchfield!
Pros:
Simple and easy.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Metal stud mount

Written By Darren808, Ewa Beach, HI on Friday, October 05, 2012
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Worked great.
Pros:
Secure to metal stud. Holds a lot of weight.
Cons:
Probably over engineered to support more weight than needed. Because if this large 1/2 inch drill bit is needed to make hole in metal stud . Recommend use cobalt drill bit.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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