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I wanted these for all the different scissors in my craft room and for my kitchen knives. I lost one bar to the screw channel snapping of simply by inserting a long skinny awl (smaller than channel opening) to mark location on wall. The hole left on the front face where the screw tightens down is too large to try to hang without the channel. I didn't attempt super gluing the channel back into place. The other 5 bars survived installation.
After a few days of use one of my kitchen bars came straight out of the wall anchor. What I discovered is the hardware isn't long enough to get a good tight fit into the wall. I went to the hardware store and bought 2" screws and appropriated matched anchors and reinstalled all 5 bars, praying the entire time another screw channel wouldn't snap off making the bar useless. I attached a photo showing how far the screw sticks out, no where near long enough for a secure fit to the wall.
I found the metal railings that extend the magnetism out worked well and were level clear across giving full use of the strip where the magnet runs. For this reason I gave two stars, otherwise I would have given one star and recommended not buying this product.
This product is cheaply made, hence its cheap price point. The poorly designed end screw channels would be an easy manufacturing fix by making the ends one solid piece of plastic, right now the ends are hollow offering no support to the very brittle screw channels. If you don't mind risking breaking one or two in the process of installation buy a set of these and be sure you have a couple more than you need to complete your project.
I got an email from the company asking if I was happy my purchase, when I replied that one was broken, they referred me to Amazon. Of course, I was 32 days out from purchase, missing the return deadline by 2 days.
Some reviewers complained about:
Weak magnetism. These are definitely not rare earth magnets but they are plenty strong for their design and materials. I think there might be a problem with unreasonable expectations. You might not want to hang your heaviest 12" chef's knife or a pipe wrench off of these, but there is no way they would fail to securely hold a paring knife.
Dead spots. I purchased several and they are all quite magnetically uniform as one would expect from their design.
Shoddy construction. It isn't clear to me how these very simple items could be assembled incorrectly. Needless to say mine were all fine.
These are a great value if you aren't overly concerned with the cosmetics of your magnetic bar.
I took the item apart to see if I could fix the rail alignment, but it is not possible, because they are epoxied into position.
Will have to order another, better rail.