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Sanus Premium Series VMF518

Full-motion mount with articulating arm for 40"-50" TVs

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The Sanus Premium Series VMF518 makes it easy to wall-mount and precisely position your mid-sized TV. This full-motion bracket can support TVs with screen sizes from 40" to 50" and weighing up to 75 lbs. The articulated arm extends your TV up to 18-3/4" out from the wall. The mount lets you swivel your TV from side to side, and you can also tilt it up or down for optimal viewing. You can also rotate the bracket 90° for either landscape or portrait viewing.

The Sanus Premium Series VMF518 makes it easy to wall-mount and precisely position your mid-sized TV. This full-motion bracket can support TVs with screen sizes from 40" to 50" and weighing up to 75 lbs. The articulated arm extends your TV up to 18-3/4" out from the wall. The mount lets you swivel your TV from side to side, and you can also tilt it up or down for optimal viewing. You can also rotate the bracket 90° for either landscape or portrait viewing.

Sanus VMF518 TV mount The mount can hold your TV 18-3/4" out from the wall with the arm fully extended.

A smart, safe design for convenient mounting

Sanus' tools-free assembly makes setup simple. Once you've secured the brace to the wall, the arm just slides into position. A safety lock that closes with an audible click lets you know the arm is securely in place.

Fine-tune your TV's placement

The arm assembly can also be shifted slightly left or right on the wall plate so the TV is centered, even if your wall studs are off-center. Finally, channels in the mount's arm lets you thread cables through it, keeping them free from tangles.

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.

Product Highlights:

  • designed for TVs 40"-50"
  • supports up to 75 lbs.
  • pivoting arm positions TV up to 18-3/4" away from wall
  • vertical tilt range: +12° to -12° (may vary with size of TV)
  • bracket rotates 90° for landscape or portrait viewing
  • in-arm wire channel conceals cables without inhibiting movement
  • tools-free mount assembly
  • stud-mounting required
  • 17"W x 18-5/8"H x 3-5/8"D (up to 18-3/4" with arm extended)
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Arm assembly/wall-plate
  • 2 Horizontal TV brackets
  • Vertical TV bracket
  • Four M4 x 35mm screws
  • Four M5 x 35mm screws
  • Four M6 x 35mm screws
  • Four M8 x 35mm screws
  • Four M8 x 45mm screws
  • Four M4/M5 washers
  • Four M6/M8 washers
  • 4 Spacers
  • Two 5/16" x 2-3/4" lag bolts
  • 2 Wall-anchors
  • Stud-finder/level
  • Wall-Mount Template
  • Instruction Manual
  • Online Product Registration
  • Stud Finder/Level note

Excellent Product. Super-easy to install!

John, Natick, MA


Sanus Premium Series VMF518 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(14 Reviews)

Excellent and easy to use.

Jesus from El Paso, TX on 11/27/2017

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Excellent product. Very user friendly with clear mounting instructions. Allows for multiple tv positions and angles. I have a larger one in the living room for a 65". I got a tv for the backyard that I can use in the garage also. This mount allows for the tv to be easliy mounted and removed with the cable pull disconnect. I am going to get another for the garage.

Pros: All

Cons: None

Sturdy secure positioning

Jim from York, PA on 2/11/2017

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Very sturdy and steady mount that stays where it is placed. Good installation instructions and templates. My TV was mounted to fit in a corner but we can move it to be flat on the one wall. We also can adjust the angle on some days for sun glare in the room. I installed the bracket on a Sony 48in W650D. This bracket is not the best match for this model tv : The lower horizontal TV bracket covers the side of the video cable connections by one inch and makes it difficult to see and install the cables into the jacks on the bottom of the TV . The vertical support bracket hangs 4 inches below the bottom of the TV which looks somewhat unsightly.

Pros: Easy, Secure and positive positioning. Great mounting templates.

Cons: Not best match for Sony 48 inch model W650D, Horizontal bracket obstructed cable installation and vertical bracket hangs (unsightly) 4 inches below the bottom of the TV

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Don from Charlottesville, VA on 12/5/2016

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This is one of the better wall mounts on the market. Mounting was fairly easy and Sanus providing a stud finder made it a breeze. I would suggest that you have a measuring tape handy and make sure the holes on the included template are backed by a stud. My TV is a little heavy and having a friend assisting with the lifting really helped.

Pros: Quality product Reasonable price

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Cleveland, TN on 12/1/2016

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Works great



Excellent Product.

John from Natick, MA on 11/25/2016

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Excellent Product. Super-easy to install!

Pros: Super-easy to install!


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Crutchfield customer from St Joseph, MO on 8/22/2016

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Super product-packed well and shipped fast. Great heavy bracket for a wall TV



TV Mount of TV Mounts

Y Walker from Arlington, VA on 6/25/2016

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Mount is amazing. It is sturdy. My contractors loved it. They said it was very easy to work with.



Sanus - good qaulity as always!

Gregory from Spring, TX on 6/11/2016

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Sanus always makes a good quality product. Instructions are good!

Pros: Fairly easy to install, do need some mechanical skills and some tools!

Cons: Takes 2 folks to get TV set into bracket, mine is set fairly high above a dresser, and wife and I struggled a bit!

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Chris from rock springs, WY on 2/7/2016

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Very easy to intall.

Pros: Easy!!

Cons: N/A

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EvanL from Louisiana on 8/6/2015

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This mount is very well made, strong, and easy to install. Range of motion is very good, which is important during football season where seating arrangements vary.

Pros: Solid construction, looks good, easy to install.

Cons: None

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AB from Wyoming on 6/12/2015

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Not hard to install but the TV does seem a little finicky when rotating it around. The TV mount is quite stable but the TV does not hold it's fine tuned positions as well as I would have hoped.

Pros: Easy install.

Cons: Lacks the ability to hold the TV in position i.e. it rotates more than I would like.

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Atlanta Videophile from Atlanta, GA on 8/6/2014

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High quality product build. Installed in less than 20 minutes, easy to follow instructions and other than a few tools everything that I needed was included in the product package. Mount provided the range of movement for all our viewing angles. So pleased with the TV mount that I purchased another for a second bedroom. Very satisfied. Thanks Crutchfield.

Pros: Install , range of movement

Cons: Non

Very Fine Product

PHB from Hoquiam Wa on 5/11/2014

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Well built easy to install and the instructions were clear and easy to follow. After it was up performs perfectly. Well worth the price. I would purchase another without looking at any other product.

Pros: Well designed and well built

Cons: None

Great product

Bruce J from Houston on 3/20/2014

This is the second Sanus wall mount unit I've purchased and they are both exceptionally good products. It was almost a pleasure installing it because of the great design, hardware, and very clear instructions.

Pros: In this day of cheaply fabricated products and horrible instructions translated from three other languages, Sanus really stands out. It was designed with the installer and consumer in mind for a change rather than how to get something out the door cheaply. It even includes a very useful stud finder in the hardware pack along with every conceivable size of bolts, washers, and spacers to fit any TV. They really thought of everything.

Cons: None at all.


Hands-on research

Product Research


Full-Motion Design: The Sanus Premium Series VMF518 full-motion, wall-mount bracket provides a 4-points of movement for an optimal viewing position. The VMF518 extends from the wall (3.25"-18.75"), tilts up/down (+/-12°), and swivels left or right (+/-55°) for easy viewing anywhere in the room. The bracket can also be rotated 90° to the left or right for landscape or portrait viewing.

TV Capacity: The Sanus Premium Series VMF518 wall-mount bracket is designed to support flat-panel TVs from 40" to 50", weighing up to 75 lbs.

VESA Bolt Pattern: The VMF518 full-motion, wall-mount bracket accommodates a horizontal hole spacing on back of the TV of 200mm-400mm and a vertical hole spacing of 200mm-400mm. The Sanus VMF518 comes with M4, M5, M6, and M8 size bolts of differing lengths to mount the bracket to your TV. It will accommodate the following VESA hole patterns in accordance with industry standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association:

  • 200mm x 200mm
  • 300mm x 300mm
  • 400mm x 300mm
  • 400mm x 400mm
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.

Construction: The bracket is constructed of heavy-gauge steel and high-impact plastic with a durable powder-coated black finish.

Wall Plate: The wall plate must be mounted to a wall stud or anchored to a brick, block, or concrete wall using the supplied lag bolts (and wall-anchors).

Cable Management: An in-arm cable management channel protects and conceals cables the length of the arm for a clean appearance, while a decorative cover conceals assembly and mounting hardware of the wall-plate for a finished appearance.

Safety Tab: A safety tab provides a safe and easy connection you can hear.

Installation Tools: The following tools are recommended for mounting the VMF518:

  • Tape measure
  • Stud finder/level (included)
  • Drill
  • 7/32 Drill bit (for wood stud)
  • 3/8" Drill bit (for masonry)
  • 1/2" Socket wrench
  • Screw driver
  • Hammer


  • Horizontal TV Brackets:
    • Width = 17.25"
    • Height = 2.3125"
    • Depth = 1.0"
  • Vertical TV Bracket:
    • Width = 2.6875"
    • Height = 19.0625"
    • Depth = 1.125"
  • Arm Assembly/Wall Plate:
    • Width = 2.875" (wall plate)
    • Height = 8.25" (wall plate)
    • Depth = 3.25"-18.75" (arm extension)

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

Because it mounts onto a single stud. I had room for a 5" wall plate and this was less. [ Badamsny  Jun 27, 2018 ]
Because it will mount on a single stud. [ Steven  Mar 26, 2018 ]
quality of sanus mounts and past experience with sanus mounts [ Richard  Jan 12, 2018 ]
This mount was recommended by an advisor (Tim) based on my particular needs. The price seemed very good and other reviews seemed positive. [ Michael  Dec 13, 2017 ]
previous one I purchased demonstrated it was an excellent mount for use in corner installations [ GLENN G  Feb 05, 2017 ]
Alleged to allow access to HDMI1 port on back of Sony KDL-40w650D. [ greywolfe  Dec 19, 2016 ]
Price [ Tim  Dec 17, 2016 ]
After checkin' out numerous models from numerous companies, Sanus made the most sense. I have one of their mounts on another smaller TV. Ringo, one of your advisors, was extremely helpful. Ringo's Bio: [ Christopher  Aug 28, 2016 ]
Recommended by Sanus web site for the HDTVs I have chosen. [ Don  May 03, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

The back of the TV sits about 3.5" from the wall. [ Alex  May 25, 2015 ]
6 Inches [ Rob  May 24, 2015 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  Jun 08, 2014 ]  Staff

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