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LADIES: Please read
Reviewed in the United States on November 25, 2019
Single girls/women/ladies (not familiar with this kind of thing): Please head the following advice.
First, you need to purchase a few things you've never heard of:
A stud finder that will tell you where the edge of the studs in the wall are. Do not think you can do this installation without this and not be patching seriously ugly holes in your walls. Trust me.
An actual, ugly colored, for serious power drill. Don't harbor any delusions that the electric screwdriver you... AND I... both use to put our Ikea-type stuff together with is going to cut it. IT WILL NOT.
A 1/4" *WOOD* spade drill bit. LISTEN TO ME... This is around $3 at your local hardware store and you need this tiny splurge of time and money before you start. You WILL NOT be able to use a regular drill bit to bore into your studs. Which you need to do first, in order to get the big lug screws that you have to screw in into the studs to hold this hardware. You have to have a drill bit that bores a slightly smaller hole FIRST in the stud. If you don't have this you'll strip the screw that come with this and wind up crying on the shoulder of some random gentleman at Lowe's who can't understand why you don't have a man to do all this for you. You don't need that kind of stress, girl.
You also need a 13mm socket wrench. Walk in like a boss and know what you're talking about. Even when you use the drill bit, you may still end up stripping the screws with them only halfway into the stud. ALL WILL BE OK if you have this socket wrench. With very little arm strength, you'll be able to crank those lug screws in like a champ.
A big, long level. When you go to set the TV on the arm, if you have no one else to help you, all you need do is somehow tape or afix the level to the top edge of the TV, and you'll be able to use that as your guide for the last step of using the allen wrench on the little screws that hold the tv in place. It says in the instructions that you need two people, but once you set the lip of the bracket that's on your TV onto the arm, you'll be fine.
Also... I used two of those Command strips you use to put up hooks or pictures to mount the arm to the wall when I was screwing the lug screws in. This freeded up both of my hands to be able start the screws and use the drill.
You can do this!! And now that I have, I am highly satisfied with this product and the way I'm watching TV from bed with a self mounted wall TV. Best of luck!