Sanus Premium Series VMF518
Full-motion mount with articulating arm for 40"-50" TVs
Our take on the Sanus Premium Series VMF518 by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
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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)
- 7/32 Drill bit (for wood stud)
- 3/8" Drill bit (for masonry)
- 1/2" Socket wrench
- Screw driver
- 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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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: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=164 [ 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