toggle bolt drywall anchor
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24. Hang Heavy Objects on Drywall

Those thin cone-shaped plastic anchors aren't for wallboard; they're meant to sink into plaster. A toggle bolt provides the best holding power in drywall. The metal bar folds or pivots to go through a hole in the wall, then flips open flat against the back of the board to brace whatever's screwed to the front of the wall.

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