OXO Good Grips Heavy Duty Wall-Mounted Organizer
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- Steel mounting rail spans 33 inches and can hold up to 340 pounds
- Rotating, non-slip CamLock Holders easily and securely hold long-handled products ¿ simply press handles to store and lift to remove
- 3 double hooks for storing strollers, hoses, tools and more
- 2 CamLocks secure brooms, rakes, shovels and other long-handled tools
- All hooks and CamLocks can be adjusted or removed to maximize storage space
Organize a garage, tool shed, or mud room with the OXO Good Grips Heavy Duty Wall-Mounted Organizer. The steel mounting rail spans 33 inches and can hold up to 340 pounds. Included are three double hooks for storing strollers, hoses, large tools and more. Two CamLocks keep brooms, rakes, shovels, and long-handled tools secure. All of the hooks and CamLocks can be adjusted or removed to maximize storage space. Mounting instructions are included.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Like pegboard, which offers similar utility, the hooks and camlocks on this unit easily lift off so you can arrange them in whatever order pleases you. Unlike with pegboard, the attachments can be easily repositioned to adjust for the size of an item--no need to remove them and fumble to put them back into different holes. Just slide them down.
The three hooks and two camlocks are all rubberized to protect your items. The plastic camlocks are not, of course, as sturdy as the hooks; they're designed to hold 10 lb. pole-based tools, but they work well for what they're intended to do. They're a nice addition, but the true value is in the heavy-duty hooks that hold up to 100 lbs. per set, which will manage the weight and awkwardness of many of the shapes related to home garden tools. It can, for instance, accommodate a weed eater, a trimmer and a chainsaw just fine, with still room for the rake and broom.
The only thing I could have wished for here is a little more length. I don't know if there's a typo in Amazon's description, but the unit I received is 33"...not 43". That's a pretty substantial difference! (I measured just to be sure, but I'll quote the box: "Include 33-inch rail, 3 double hooks, 2 large Camlock holders, 2 end caps." Perhaps the Amazon description will be corrected at some point--and hopefully soon. 33" (the actual length) doesn't leave a lot of room for larger tools. I'd dock it half a star for that, if I could, because it's just a hair between "like it" and "love it." But I can't, and I can't quite give it a five. A 43" unit would be fantastic.
Price-wise, this unit is not cheap, but it *is* quality. There are a lot of options out there for standard light-weight tools, but this is a heavy-duty product for heavy-duty needs, and I think it is (if not a bargain) a good investment for its intended use. While you may not need many, a couple of these could help organize and protect your pricier tools...without scratching them and without letting you (or them!) down.
One design note: the dual heavy-duty hook attachments with a thin - but plenty thick enough - metal base, rattled somewhat which was a little surprising. The cams, with their thicker plastic base don't rattle at all when you slide them along the rack or when reattaching an implement. After working with each attachment type, they are both very strong - attaching a small piece of dense foam rubber behind the dual hooks eliminates the rattle.
If I could ask for one more thing from OXO - a 3rd "cam style" broom-handle holder would have been nice.
So, how useful was this top-drawer organizational aid? Truthfully, I had no idea how much I needed it. The brooms, tools and other implements laying about in the garage corner were reaching critical mass - someone (probably me) was going to get hurt. Earlier, I typically dismissed marketing department images depicting a "Before.." mangled tool mound, followed by an unrealistically dense "After.." arrangement of the same items, squeezed onto a unit. Well, I started out with a pile of things from three distinct areas around my storage corner, and it all ended up hanging within the vertical footprint of the rack. I usually hate it when marketing is right - but not this time.
I was able to hang these items on the unit (images uploaded to the product page):
Cement trowel, wedged (but easily removed) behind rack's top rim and plywood wall
Short garden clippers, hung on long finishing nail within rack hole
Shovel held in place with S-hook friction clamp on wall, but clears thin rack
Cam #1: broom - fine bristle broom - brush at top
Garden trimming shears, hung on long finishing nail within rack hole
Cam #2: broom - thick bristle broom - brush at bottom
Dual hook #1: 2 compact umbrellas, 1 full-size umbrella
Between dual hook #1 and #2: squeeze-sponge head and mechanism, hand sponge on top
Dual hook #3: squeeze-sponge handle and mechanism, small kitchen broom, large sweep broom
Could I have done all this without the OXO rack? Sure, especially now that I know how everything *should* go. But, moving the hooks and cams around in various positions ..repeatedly.. enabled me to verify easy removal and reattachment of each item, achieving what I felt was an optimal arrangement. Perfect for the obsessive/compulsive in me. Conversely, repeatedly drilling holes into a mounting surface, and using standard hooks and friction clamps is possible, but, did I manage to undertake that task in the last few years? Uh-huh.. The convenience offered by the rack is of considerable value, not to mention the additional stability of any long-handled tool held in the well-designed cam units. Additionally, of course, when an item is replaced, or excluded, or a new one is added, shifting everything around can be done with minimal effort.
The versatility of the OXO rack was especially evident in 1.) its ability to be reconfigured easily, 2.) the abundance of the pre-drilled "mounting" holes, which allowed for a long finishing nail, or a medium-size threaded hook, to be added at unused areas of the rack to mount smaller tools, improving storage density, and 3.) the rack itself being thin enough to allow an S-hook friction clamp to be used below the rack, as I did for my shovel (<-- if OXO would have included a 3rd cam, this would have been moot). Just remember that any nails or screws will be only as secure as the material they are hammered or screwed into - think chalky sheet rock - since they don't leverage the rack's stability.
It's worth pointing out that the OXO sprung cam clamps are far more secure than the standard S-hook friction variety. They are especially good at holding the broom perfectly vertical, even if the heavier brush end is topmost. The dual, thick, rubber coated hooks stick out fairly far (6-1/4"), but I had just enough clearance for them to be mounted, since a door opened right up against the rack's tools. You can stack 3 cleaning implements on one dual hook - very convenient.
If you have the money to spring for a $50 garage storage rack, this one is definitely worth it. Well done, OXO.
The competition to this device for me is a 2x4 screwed to the wall and screw in hooks (Crawford SH10A Heavy Duty Screw-In Hook Assortment, 10-Piece) or nails attached. Cheap, simple, and fast to hang. There are some downsides to this arrangement, it isn't very pretty and it isn't very flexible (although unscrewing those hooks is not really that difficult). So to me, these wall organizers are an answer looking for a question. If you have a gorgeous garage, mud room, or basement, then this is the tool for you. If, on the other hand, your garage has no drywall, your mudroom is a real live pass through area, and your basement is a mess, this is not the tool for you.
Assuming you'd like a pretty commercial wall organizer, this is one very well built piece of hardware. The installation instructions are outstanding, some of the best I've ever read. The steel rail is finished beautifully in shiny gray paint. The hooks claim a one hundred pound load capacity, and I believe that rating. The back plate is metal with a metal springy clip to hold the hook and cam in place. The cam lock for handles (like broom or mop handles) is rugged plastic and grabs the handle very well. There is no question, these plates will never slip out accidently if you insert them wrong or part way. Overall, the construction is first rate outstanding.
The rail will span three sixteen on center studs (the standard for most walls). OXO includes instructions in case your stud spacing is larger; there are plenty of slotted holes for any stud spacing. The rail is 33 inches long, exactly the dimension required to span two stud openings sixteen inches on center. The supplied screws are solid and provide enough anchor to support a total of around 300 pounds.
This unit should not be mounted using drywall anchors; it must be screwed into studs. The required equipment to mount this, a drill and bits, a pencil, a #2 Philips screw driver, a level, and a stud finder.
I'm not a huge fan of this type of hardware. I'm a 2x4 kind of guy for my garage. If I did like this type of device, this would be a very nice choice, well built and very sturdy.