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Sanus Classic MLF13

Full-motion wall mount with articulating arm for 37"-80" TVs

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The full-range Sanus Classic MLF13 mount gives you plenty of options for positioning your TV. It can hold it just 2-7/8" from the wall, or extend it outward a full 14". You can swivel the TV left or right up to 45° and tilt it up or down as far as 11° for optimal viewing. The mount's brackets can easily be shifted to the right or left, in case the wall studs are a little off-center. The MLF13 can support a TV with a screen size of up to 80", and a weight of up to 130 lbs.

A tilting, swiveling mount for most TVs

The full-range Sanus Classic MLF13 mount gives you plenty of options for positioning your TV. It can hold it just 2-7/8" from the wall, or extend it outward a full 14". You can swivel the TV left or right up to 45° and tilt it up or down as far as 11° for optimal viewing. The mount's brackets can easily be shifted to the right or left, in case the wall studs are a little off-center. The MLF13 can support a TV with a screen size of up to 80", and a weight of up to 130 lbs.

Sanus Classic MLF13

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:

  • fits most flat-panel TVs from 37"-80"
  • heavy-gauge steel construction
  • supports up to 130 lbs.
  • extends TV up to 14" from wall
  • swivel range: ±45°
  • tilt range: ±11°
  • roll range: ±4°
  • stud-mounting required
  • movable brackets for off-center stud placement
  • includes all necessary hardware
  • conceals cables for a neat on-wall TV installation
  • 30-9/16"W x 19-3/4"H x 2-15/16"D (with arm retracted)
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Arm assembly
  • Wall-Plate
  • 2 TV vertical brackets
  • 2 TV horizontal brackets
  • Four M5 x 12mm bolts
  • Four M5 x 35mm bolts
  • Four M6 x 12mm bolts
  • Four M6 x 20mm bolts
  • Four M6 x 35mm bolts
  • Four M8 x 16mm bolts
  • Four M8 x 20mm bolts
  • Four M8 x 35mm bolts
  • Four M5 washers
  • Four M6/M8 washers
  • Four 5/16" x 2-3/4" lag bolts
  • Four 5/16" washers
  • Two 5/16"-18 x 1" screws
  • 8-32 x 3/8" Locking screw
  • 8-32" Washer
  • 4 Spacer
  • 5 Cable-ties
  • 4 Cable-tie holders
  • 3/16" Hex-key
  • 7/32" Hex-key
  • Instruction Manual

Good solid wall mount for large tv (65" flat screen). Make sure you follow the instructions and sort all the necessary screws/bolts washers as it can get confusing if they're scattered all over the floor. Tilt needs to be tightened/adjusted as it can slip, but have not had a major issue so far

Gerard, Dublin, CA


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TV Capacity: The Sanus Classic Series MLF13 wall-mount bracket is designed to support flat-panel TVs from 37" to 80", weighing up to 130 lbs.

VESA Bolt Pattern: The Sanus MLF13 wall-mount bracket accommodates a horizontal hole spacing on back of the TV of 100mm-710mm and a vertical hole spacing of 100mm-475mm. The MLF13 comes with 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:

  • 100mm x 100mm
  • 200mm x 100mm
  • 200mm x 200mm
  • 300mm x 200mm
  • 300mm x 300mm
  • 400mm x 300mm
  • 400mm x 400mm
  • 500mm x 300mm
  • 500mm x 400mm
  • 600mm x 300mm
  • 600mm x 400mm
  • 700mm x 300mm
  • 700mm x 400mm

Full-Motion Design: The Sanus Classic Series MMF13's full-range of movement allows smooth extend, tilt, swivel, pan, and roll motions. The MMF12B extends from the wall (2.9375"-13.9375"), tilts up/down (+/-11°), swivels left/right (+/-45°), pans left/right (+/-90°), and rolls up/down(+/-4°) for easy viewing anywhere in the room.

Perfect Positioning: Your TV can slide from side-to-side on the MLF13 wall-mount for perfect positioning on the wall. The TV brackets easily shift left and right on the wall plate to allow perfect TV placement, even with off-center wall studs.

Construction: The MLF13 bracket is constructed of heavy-gauge steel with a durable powder-coated black finish. This solid construction provides strength and increased safety.

Wall-Plate: The wall plate must be mounted to two wall studs (spaced 16" OC) using the included lag bolts and washers.

Wire Management: Cable-ties and cable-tie holders are included to secure your cables to the MMF13's articulating arm assembly.

Installation Tools: The following tools are recommended for mounting the MLF13:

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Stud finder
  • Level
  • Awl
  • Drill
  • 7/32" Drill bit (for wood stud)
  • 1/2" Socket wrench
  • Screw driver
  • Hammer

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Why did you buy this?

This mounts had good reviews and was at a great price point. I'm hopeful that it will work great in my application. [ NATHAN  Nov 15, 2018 ]
Bought this for my son's apartment. I've had the same one for a few years and I love it. Easy to assemble, easy to mount, and flexible viewing angles. Perfect for an apartment so TV can be viewed from multiple rooms. [ Edwin  Nov 11, 2018 ]
I like the tilt, swivel, etc, functions of the mount and it is built to last. It is highly rated and has excellent reviews. [ ROY  Oct 19, 2018 ]
It pivots in all directions and will fit the 55" television that I purchased. [ Gerald W.  Oct 09, 2018 ]
Lucy recommended it [ Ryan  Oct 04, 2018 ]
my son has one and likes it. [ Richard  Sep 25, 2018 ]
Better view angles for The guests in the house [ Westley  Sep 25, 2018 ]
price, fits my tv [ james  Sep 18, 2018 ]
Recommendation from Advisor David. [ Chris  Sep 06, 2018 ]
The full articulation it offers. [ Todd  Sep 02, 2018 ]
Can be adjusted to center on irregular wall studs. [ Carroll  Sep 02, 2018 ]
I already own and love a Sanus wall mount, why not two? [ Obadiah  Aug 08, 2018 ]
Had it previously and loved it [ Brian  Jul 28, 2018 ]
Mother just purchased same item and I was impressed with it as well as the pricing thru Crutchfield [ Brian  Jul 23, 2018 ]
seemed to have what I needed at reasonable price [ linda  Jul 13, 2018 ]
Great quality & price. [ Barnone  Jul 09, 2018 ]
JC advised me on it. Rusty confirmed the selection (days later when I went to checkout) [ M  Jul 08, 2018 ]
I already have one. Sturdy, and works great. [ David  Jun 21, 2018 ]
Good reviews, good strength, good range of adjustment. [ Jack  Jun 19, 2018 ]
Good reviews [ Brian  Jun 10, 2018 ]
good price, good reviews and most of all my wife wants the tv wall mounted [ Sean  Jun 04, 2018 ]
A sturdy articulating mount, over-designed for a 40" TV, with flexible wall mount location. [ DIY Dick  May 22, 2018 ]
heard good things [ Olga  May 14, 2018 ]
It had awesome reviews and JC suggested it. [ Donald  May 13, 2018 ]
you recommend it [ GARRY  May 02, 2018 ]
Price, function [ William Russell  May 01, 2018 ]
The TV and wall mount are exactly what I have been looking for, and the price and service sound very good. [ jane  Apr 23, 2018 ]
Positive reviews and price. [ Anthony  Apr 13, 2018 ]
Technical Support Advice, Research on Crutchfield Website, Other Customer Reviews, Knowledge Articles, Lastly Price [ MARK  Apr 10, 2018 ]
Good price. Description indicates it fills all my function requirements. I have been trusting Crutchfield for advice for twenty-five years. [ Michael A.  Apr 01, 2018 ]
Recommendation from Sam. [ CHARLES BARRY  Mar 29, 2018 ]
Solid. I'm not sure if I'll ever use the articulating feature or the tilt but this bracket is highly rated and appears solid in all aspects. Likely the last one I'll ever need to buy. [ Chris  Mar 20, 2018 ]
Nate recommended. [ Michael  Mar 08, 2018 ]
Crutchfield advisor, Doc, recommended. [ Angelia  Feb 08, 2018 ]
I used Crutchfield's wall mount section aid to choose this mount [ Robert  Feb 04, 2018 ]
The construction of the mount and it fit my tv [ MARK  Jan 27, 2018 ]
quality [ James  Jan 17, 2018 ]
Sinus makes a good product and if I need any help with the mounting of the product crutchfield has a excellent technical department. [ Robert  Jan 03, 2018 ]
Mounting bracket spans multiple wall studs and has spaces for multiple anchors which allows you to center the mount on the wall, unlike the full articulating mounts that mount to the wall with a narrow arm that limits you to attaching the mount where-ever you can find a stud. [ Justin  Dec 31, 2017 ]
Seems to fit the bill. [ Robert L.  Dec 05, 2017 ]
Good reviews. Wanted to be able to pull out the TV to get behind it for wiring. [ Scott  Nov 27, 2017 ]
To mount TV I just ordered [ kenneth  Nov 27, 2017 ]
Easier to get to cables on the backside of the tv without having to take tv off wall.Had good ratings from other buyers too. [ David  Nov 24, 2017 ]
It came recommended for the Sony LED TV I purchased. [ Clifford  Nov 22, 2017 ]
It was recommended on your site and the reviews were good. [ Maria E  Nov 18, 2017 ]
Was made aware of this mount by Dino one of your very helpful service representative who was helpful and also knew what I wanted from the get go. If and when I order more merchandise Dino will be my first go to. Also B.B. wanted this same mount for $250 which is absurd and seems like price gouging. Shop Crutchfield, best prices and exceptional customer service. [ Stuart  Nov 16, 2017 ]
great reviews [ Tony  Nov 16, 2017 ]
Fits my TV and price was right [ Ray  Nov 16, 2017 ]
It was recommended by your website, as a good complement to the TV I wanted to buy. [ Allan  Nov 15, 2017 ]
Functionality and price [ WILLIAM J  Nov 14, 2017 ]
I wanted to wall mount my Samsung plasma TV and maintain swivel capability. I specifically chose this model so that when I upgrade in size in the future, I will not have to buy another wall mount, since this mount is good up to 80". [ Sparky  Nov 09, 2017 ]
I have one for my 65 " LG OLED and like it [ John  Oct 27, 2017 ]
trust that crutchfield carries quality equipment. Some experience w brand (although different model broke due to different feature which is a design flaw). this attaches to two studs. recommendation for specific device on multiple sites. [ Nicholas  Oct 24, 2017 ]
The features are right for my needs and the discount was the final decider. [ John  Oct 14, 2017 ]
Fits tv [ james  Sep 22, 2017 ]
perfect fit for my OLED 55 inch TV [ Peter  Sep 18, 2017 ]
Sanus good mounts from previous experience [ MICHAEL  Sep 18, 2017 ]
Good product. [ Ualthan  Aug 21, 2017 ]
great price fits my budget [ Johnny  Aug 15, 2017 ]
My TV is between my family room and kitchen. This will allow me to use the same TV for both locations. [ J  Aug 10, 2017 ]
Great reviews [ Duncan  Aug 07, 2017 ]
I always trust Crutchfield service and products. [ Judy  Aug 07, 2017 ]
Samsung 65MU8500 curved 4K [ Frank  Jul 23, 2017 ]
full motion [ Clay  Jul 18, 2017 ]
I am mounting my TV above the fireplace on studs that are recessed relative to the new stone façade. With the articulating arm, I'll be able to attach the mount directly to the stud rather than building out the stud since the articulating arm can extend far enough out to keep the TV flush with the stone. [ Steven  Jul 14, 2017 ]
Recommended by Allen after asking him about wall-mount brackets & explaining how I am planning to mount the TV. Also, a better price than Amazon. [ CHRIS  Jul 08, 2017 ]
We had an unusual situation -- our studs were 8" off center. Brooke spent half an hour researching the best option for us and came up with an affordable and elegant solution. We really appreciate it. [ Don  Jun 27, 2017 ]
Works best for my patio and allows for easy access to attach and remove component cables for my outdoor patio setup. [ Mark  Jun 24, 2017 ]
The price and reviews [ tracy  Jun 11, 2017 ]
Recommend by CJ, Crutchfield advisor. I'm very confident he knows his stuff. [ Steve  Jun 08, 2017 ]
recommended by Wolf [ Mark  May 14, 2017 ]
I previously purchased the exact same mount, and left it with a home I recently sold. I liked it so much, I ordered another one just like it. It was not difficult to mount, it held the TV well, and the range of motion was exactly what I was looking for. [ Chris  May 12, 2017 ]
Recommended by Advisor [ STEPHEN A  May 01, 2017 ]
Great Mount. I have 2 already and needed and additional [ Philip  Apr 17, 2017 ]
It looked rugged and it was reasonable [ Clint  Apr 16, 2017 ]
recommended by by my TV installer. [ Duane  Apr 12, 2017 ]
Degree of vertical/horizontal tilting, told holes in mount will line up correctly with USB connections for lg 65uh7700. [ NANCY L  Apr 04, 2017 ]
I have purchased a Sanus tv mount from Crutchfield in the past for my flat screen tv before. Was very happy with the quality off the mount and adjustment. I using the MLF13 mount for plasma tv which weights about 80 lbs. [ Ronald  Mar 30, 2017 ]
full range and tilt [ Peter  Mar 09, 2017 ]
Andy's suggestion [ ROBERT  Feb 02, 2017 ]
Super sturdy and offers lots of degrees of freedom. Don't buy cheap flimsy mounts. Crutchfield only sells the good ones. [ RICHARD  Jan 26, 2017 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield, great reviews, good price. [ Thaddeus  Jan 23, 2017 ]
Full motion TV wall mount [ James  Jan 23, 2017 ]
onsite reviews [ Spencer  Dec 30, 2016 ]
I chose this item because I already have one and it works like a champ ! ! ! [ Mike  Dec 28, 2016 ]
Product reviews from past customers. [ David  Dec 11, 2016 ]
we already have one. but we just bought another tv an put it in our bedroom we love the one we have is berry easy to move to fold, and to twist. we loved it so much that we just had to buy another one to enjoyed our new tv. [ NEDDY/JAIME  Dec 04, 2016 ]
It sits close to the wall, is very versatile, and priced nicely. [ Steven  Nov 28, 2016 ]
This looked like something that could somehow affix to the wall in my living room and then allow me to mount my TV to it. If not, I could always fashion it into a car jack or industrial sculpture. [ Russell  Nov 28, 2016 ]
I needed a mount for a 65 inch TV that needs to extend 12 inches from the wall and this relatively inexpensive mount does the job. [ Frederick  Oct 26, 2016 ]
was recommended by the salesman [ abbas  Sep 29, 2016 ]
Quality, full motion [ SCOTT D  Aug 31, 2016 ]
To mount a tv onto the wall [ Kazimiesz  Aug 29, 2016 ]
To hang tv. I need to clear the botton half of a/c [ ROBERT  Aug 19, 2016 ]
good reviews [ Barry  Jul 31, 2016 ]
I was going to buy a much more expensive version, but my CF advisor convinced me that I didn't need to spend the additional $. They saved me a good $400 doing this! He couldn't have done this if he hadn't taken the time to really understand what my situation is and exactly what I need! Cheers! [ P  May 04, 2016 ]
needed the flexibility of a mount that would move out from the wall, as well as tilt forward. This mount was great. It angled left & right, moved forward & tiled down at an angle. Very pleased [ Paul  Feb 21, 2016 ]
Seemed like a good fit for the tv [ jackie  Jan 03, 2016 ]
Strong reviews and ease of access for connections. Seems like a good fit for my new home. [ Jeffrey  Jan 03, 2016 ]
Easy to use [ James  Dec 28, 2015 ]
I have one and it worked great. [ Michael  Dec 20, 2015 ]
I wanted to be able to access behind the TV and also tilt it downward [ John  Dec 11, 2015 ]
Recommended. [ K  Dec 04, 2015 ]

10 questions already asked

Yes, it accepts up to 80" and rotayes left and right. [ Earl  May 30, 2018 ]
Has good left and right pivot and slight up down tilt. I have it with a 65" TV. 70" should be fine. You won't be able to swivel it left/right as much. It will take two people to mount the tv. [ Glen  May 30, 2018 ]
Yes. This heavy duty wall mount can tilt up, down, left and right. I use it for my 65" Sony and I'm very happy with the product. I believe the specifications state this mount will hold up to an 80" screen. [ Randall  May 30, 2018 ]
Yes! I just so happened to have mine off the wall and took a quick measurement to confirm. 12" is centered on the outermost slots top and bottom that you can see in the product description, and 4" is centered in the second slot from the center of the unit. [ Justin  Dec 30, 2017 ]
Yes, the mount slides left and right along the base plate allowing you to set the tv where needed. The center of the tv needs to bebetween the two studs but can be anywhere between them. [ Glen  Dec 30, 2017 ]
It might be able to work with one of their TV's. The VESA bolt pattern of the TV needs to match of the patterns this mount supports. We have those listed in the "Details" part of this web page. Also, the Polaroid TV needs to weight less than 130 lbs. If you like, you can contact an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 with your TV's model to check on compatibility and get a personal recommendation on one that will work if this one cannot work. My Bio: [ Paul  Dec 18, 2017 ]  Staff
NO [ RICHARD  Nov 27, 2017 ]
The short answer is yes, with limitations. Depending on the size of the TV. Obviously, the TV would need to be narrow enough for the mount to reach the TV, before the sides of the TV contact the walls. [ Robert  Nov 26, 2017 ]
Yes is very easy to install too. [ Jose  Nov 26, 2017 ]
The mount itself cannot be mounted between two walls but you could manipulate the tv on the mount to be angled as I'd it were on the corner. This would largely dependent on the size of the tv. The mount might be visible as well depending on your situation as well. [ Mark  Nov 26, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. Yes, through a company called Installs Inc. Check out the link below or search for professional installation on our website for a list of all the services available. Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Aug 05, 2017 ]  Staff
I recommend that you use 3 inch screws, minimum size 10, with 12 being ideal. You will have to drill pilot holes and lubricate the screw (soap or wax) to be able to drive to the full length, and use a flat washer under the head to distribute the load on the mounting plate. This is assuming that you are driving the screw in to the thin side of the 2x4. Do not shave the 2x4 - you are putting a side load on the structure that will potentially bend the 2x4, over time, a thinned 2x4 will bow out under load. The alternative is to either use a 48" plate or angle iron to strengthen the shaved residual 2x4.The use of a plate is only acceptable if the wall is not load bearing. If the wall is load bearing then you need to install a header and support beams to handle the load above.The framing would be the same as a window.... I hope this helps [ STEPHAN  Jun 05, 2017 ]
My Sanus is model # MLF13 - it came with all mounting hardware. My model is mounted with four 5/16" X 2 3/4" lag bolts. Check Crutchfield's website to see if you can view the current manufactures installation instructions - to see if they list current hardware. You probably would not want to shave off any more than 3/4". [ JOHN  Jun 04, 2017 ]
Hello, THANK YOU for INQUIRING/Sharing your Time and Concern for the: Sanus Classic MLF 13 Full-motion wall mount Dimension Information. 1. I Just Measured: a. The Width is: 18 9/16 inches Wide - going from Left to Right, or, Right to Left b. The Vertical Height is: 8 3/4 inches High - going from Top to Bottom, or, Bottom to Top THANK YOU. Good-bye. Most Respectfully, Allan [ Allan  Jan 03, 2017 ]
9" x 15" x 5/8" [ Lawrence  Jan 03, 2017 ]
about 9 inches high by 19 inches long [ peter  Jan 03, 2017 ]
It is 8 3/4" high by 18 1/2" wide [ JOHN  Jan 03, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. The compatible mount you can view here: You can also find this on the product page for the television on the "Accessories" tab which would show any compatible wall mount. Hope that helps. [ Kenny  Nov 14, 2016 ]  Staff
ABout 4-5 inches [ Mike  Dec 26, 2015 ]
It is about 4 inches [ Carla J.  Dec 20, 2015 ]
Maybe about 3 inches. [ Andy Q.  Dec 15, 2015 ]
I am very happy with this mount. The distance will vary depending on the spacers that you use between the mount and the TV. In my case the distance is about3 inches. Just right for power and signal cables. [ Lawrence  Dec 14, 2015 ]
Two to three inchs [ henry  Dec 14, 2015 ]

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