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toggle bolt

toggle bolt

n.
A fastener consisting of a threaded bolt and a spring-loaded toggle, used to secure objects to thin or hollow walls.

tog′gle bolt`


n.
a bolt anchored to a hole drilled through a hollow wall by two hinged wings fixed to the end of the bolt and opened by a spring.
[1785–95]
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Noun1.toggle bolt - a fastener consisting of a threaded bolt and a hinged spring-loaded toggle; used to fasten objects to hollow walls
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
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Push the cocking handle forward with the right hand, and with the left hand, reach inside the receiver, grasp the toggle bolt assembly and pull it straight up and out of the receiver.
It used a toggle bolt similar to the one found on the 1893 Borchardt pistol that was later adapted to the Luger.
Q: Is a toggle bolt a good choice for anchoring something to my wall?
When a surface has no structural backing for fastening, a toggle bolt may be considered.
The foam should be between the small circle on the toggle bolt and the CD (see drawing).
A toggle bolt consists of a pair of spring-loaded wings threaded onto a long bolt.
Molly Bolts - Use similar to that of a toggle bolt.
Luckily, I hit a joist first time, but if you don't, just use a metal toggle bolt fixing.
It works on the old toggle bolt principle, but you don't have to drill a large, sloppy hole to get the toggle into the wall--or struggle with trying to tighten the screw.
Mark the anchor or toggle bolt locations for the top screws, remove the cabinet, insert the anchors in the wall, put the cabinet back on the hang strip, and insert the screws that hold the top against the wall (Photo 9).
Enlarge the existing holes (Photo 2) to accommodate the closed wings of the toggle bolt.
Then install toggle bolts on the fixture and simply push them into the holes as you hold the fixture next to the ceiling (Photo 11).