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Sanus VMF408

Super-slim full-motion wall mount for flat-panel TVs 32"-50"

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by Ralph Graves
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Sanus' ultra-thin VisionMount® VMF408 holds your flat-panel LCD or plasma TV just 1-1/8" from the wall when fully retracted. Sanus' glide system makes it easy to position your TV exactly where you want it.  Just pull on the mount and it smoothly extends outwards up to 8", and you can also tilt your mounted TV downward, swivel it from side to side, and make minor adjustments even with the arm extended.

The mount's decorative cover conceals the assembly and hardware, giving it a finished appearance that compliments your display. Cable guides keep wires organized and out of sight without interfering with motion of the extending arm. This durable heavy-gauge steel mount supports a TV with a screen size up to 50" and weighing up to 60 lbs. The mount's brackets can easily be shifted to the right or left, in case the wall studs are a little off-center.

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Will this mount work with my TV?
Use the Sanus MountFinder™ to see a list of mounts that work with your specific TV.

Where do I drill the holes?
Tell the Sanus HeightFinder™ Installation Assistant how high you want your TV, and it tells you exactly where to drill.

Highlights:

  • fits most flat-panel plasma and LCD TVs with screen sizes from 32"-50"
  • heavy-gauge steel construction with powder-coated finish
  • supports up to 60 lbs.
  • mount holds TV approximately 1-1/8" from wall
  • extends outward up to 8"
  • gliding system for effortless positioning
  • tilt range: 0 to -10°
  • swivel range: ±33°
  • decorative cover to conceal assembly and mounting hardware
  • stud-mounting required
  • movable brackets for off-center stud placement
  • includes all necessary hardware
  • 25-1/4"W x 17"H x 1-1/8"D (8" with arm extended)
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Wall plate with adjustable arm
  • TV bracket
  • Cable-management assembly
  • Slide-lock
  • 2 Covers
  • Four M4 x 12mm bolts
  • Four M4 x 30mm bolts
  • Four M4 x 40mm bolts
  • Four M5 x 12mm bolts
  • Four M5 x 30mm bolts
  • Four M5 x 40mm bolts
  • Four M6 x 14mm bolts
  • Four M6 x 25mm bolts
  • Four M6 x 40mm bolts
  • Four M8 x 16mm bolts
  • Four M8 x 25mm bolts
  • Four M8 x 45mm bolts
  • Four M4/M5 washers
  • Four M6/M8 washers
  • Four 14mm spacers
  • Four 24mm spacers
  • 4 Plastic inserts
  • Four 0.3125"" x 2.75" lag bolts
  • 4 Flat washers
  • 4 Anchor inserts
  • Three 10-32 x 1/4" screws
  • Eight 10-32 x 3/4" screws
  • 4 Locking screws
  • 1/8" Hex-key
  • 5/32" Hex-key
  • 3mm Hex-key
  • Wall Plate Template
  • Installation Instructions

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Features

Overview: The Sanus VisionMount VMF408 Super Slim full-motion mount places 32"-50" TVs just 1.125" from the wall, yet still allows full-motion capabilities. With its cable management guide, the VMF408 keeps loose cables organized, creating a clean appearance without compromising TV movement. A cutting-edge gliding system makes ideal TV positioning effortless; TV can easily extend away from the wall and shift left or right on the wall plate. The VMF408 always has a finished appearance with a decorative cover that conceals assembly and mounting hardware.

TV Capacity: The VisionMount VMF408 is designed for 32" to 50" flat-panel TVs. It has a maximum weight capacity of up to 60 lbs.

Mounting Hardware/Bolt Pattern: The VMF408 contains 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, and 8mm mounting hardware to accommodate the various threaded inserts found on back of today's flat-panel televisions. Given the mounting bracket's range of motion, it will accommodate the following VESA hole patterns in accordance with industry standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association:

  • VESA 200 x 200
  • VESA 300 x 200
  • VESA 300 x 300
  • VESA 400 x 200
  • VESA 400 x 300
  • VESA 400 x 400
Note: Additional hardware may be required for your specific model of TV. For example; shorter or longer screws, thicker or slimmer washers or spacers. These additional accessories can often be found at your local hardware store.

Super Slim Mount: This super slim, full-motion mount sits just 1.125" from wall to complement the sleek look of your ultra-thin, flat-panel television.

Full-Motion: This full-motion mount extends ("1.125-8.0"), tilts (0°/-10°), and swivels (+/-33°) for easy viewing anywhere in your room.

Gliding System: The VMF408's cutting-edge gliding system allows your TV to extend out from the wall with ease and shift left or right on the wall-plate for ideal placement.

Decorative Covers: The mount's decorative covers conceal assembly and mounting hardware for a finished appearance.

Cable Management Guide: The wall-mount's cable management guide system keeps loose cables organized for a clean appearance without compromising the sleek look of your flat-panel TV.

Installation: The bracket should be mounted to a wood wall stud, solid concrete, or concrete block using the supplied wall-mount lag screws. Required tools include:

  • Pencil
  • Awl
  • Level
  • Stud finder
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Electric drill
  • 1/2" Socket wrench
  • 7/32" Drill bit (for wood stud installations)
  • 3/8" Drill bit (for concrete or concrete block installations)
  • Tape Measure

Dimensions:

  • Wall Plate:
    • Width = 25.25"
    • Height = 13.5"
    • Depth = 0.875"
  • TV Bracket:
    • Width = 18.0"
    • Height = 17.0"
    • Depth = 0.5"
 
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Written By JohnR, Youngsville, NC on Monday, May 05, 2014
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Easy to Follow Directions, need it to both swivel and tilt, met my exceptions, Had to modify plate to get at cable attachment on frame
Pros:
Wish it tiled a lift more but may have if I mounted it lower
Cons:
Don't understand why I had to trim/cut bracket to attach cable wire, may be my error
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4 out of 5

Good wall mount...

Written By Mike, La Crosse, WI on Sunday, September 29, 2013
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I got the Sanus VMF408 as it was the least expensive wall mount to go with my new Samsung UN40F6300. Setup took quite some time. I spent the good portion of the afternoon installing. It appears to be good quality and sits very solid on my wall. I still use component video cables for VCR, and needed to purchase a 90 degree adapter to help them fit. There is free access to all other inputs. The only reason I didn't rate this 5 stars is because I can't seem to get this to sit flat against the wall. The cords feed into a wire mold cord cover (CMK30), and the extra slack I need to pull the TV out when angling left and right gets in the way of allowing it to sit flat. I'm sure with more effort I can get it working better. Overall I'm very happy with the wall mount.
Pros:
Very solid on the wall.
Cons:
Have yet been able to adjust the cords so it sits flat against the wall.
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