Sanus really did a great thing with the VMF518 full-motion wall mount. It comes at a decent price and offers a lot of flexibility. The abilities to pan, tilt and swivel all worked very well. Not to mention that it can extend out. It extends just a bit more than some other models from Sanus which is a very good thing. This will allow for easy cable management and for proper control over your viewing angle. The instruction were also quite clear.
SANUS VMF518 Details
|Wall Mount Width||17.22″ / 43.74cm|
|Wall Mount Height||19.04″ / 48.36cm|
|Wall Mount Depth||3.32″ – 18.97″ / 8.43cm – 48.18cm|
|Wall Mount Weight||13.87lbs / 6.29kg|
|TV Size Range||40″ – 50″ / 101.60cm – 127.00cm|
|Maximum TV Weight||75lbs / 34.02kg|
|Degree of Pan||90° / -90°|
|Degree of Tilt||12° / -12°|
|Degree of Swivel||90° / -90°|
Supported VESA Patterns
Even though the VMF518-B1 wall mount only supports 40 inch to 50 inch TVs, it surprisingly supported a big number of VESA patterns. Remember to be sure you check the weight of your TV before settings your sights on this wall mount.
|VESA 100 x 200|
|VESA 200 x 200|
|VESA 200 x 300|
|VESA 200 x 400|
|VESA 300 x 200|
|VESA 300 x 300|
|VESA 300 x 400|
|VESA 400 x 200|
|VESA 400 x 300|
|VESA 400 x 400|
Tools You Will Need For Installation
You are most likely to have the needed tools for the install, but if you do not, I have listed the needed to tools below. This is for the VMF518-B1 wall mount, and other tools may be needed for other wall mounts.
|7/32″ Drill Bit|
|3/8″ Masonry Bit (Concrete)|
|1/2″ Socket Wrench|
|Phillips Head Screwdriver|
How To Install The SANUS VMF518-B1
The instructions are very simple and easy to follow. It’s always a simple 1, 2, and 3 process with Sanus products. If you get lost I’ve broken the steps up a bit more below. Good luck!
|Step 1 – Wall Bracket|
|1-1||Find the TV screws and insert them into the back of the TV.|
|1-2||Determine if the provided spacers are needed.|
|1-3||Measure your TV’s VESA pattern|
|1-4||Using the correct bracket, attach to the VESA holes on your TV.|
|Step 2 – Wall Plate|
|2-1||If using the stud finder, find the studs in your wall|
|2-2||If you have concrete walls, measure and apply wall anchors.|
|2-3||Once holes are made or anchored, attach wall plate to the wall.|
|Step 3- Attach Bracket to Wall Plate|
|3-1 Final Step||The locking tab needs to be in the unlocked position before attaching the TV to the wall plate. Once the TV is on the wall plate, the locking tab needs to be in the locked position.|
HEAVY! You may need assistance with this step.
If you are new to wall mounts and TV maintenance, Sanus offers a complete package that comes with all the needed tools and accessories to get you off on the foot with your TV.