does anyone know the german word for molly bolt?

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    May 28, 2012 8:32 PM GMT
    just off hand
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    May 28, 2012 9:00 PM GMT
    der molly bolten.

    Just kidding. I have no idea. But now I know what a molly bolt is. icon_lol.gif
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    May 28, 2012 9:20 PM GMT
    An online translator gives "Bolzen von molly" for molly bolt and "Drywall-anker" for drywall anchor.
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    May 28, 2012 9:20 PM GMT
    got it ... der Eindrehanker
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    May 28, 2012 9:29 PM GMT
    i can has eindrehanker?
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    May 28, 2012 9:34 PM GMT
    Sounds interesting. Can I watch? icon_lol.gif
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    May 28, 2012 9:39 PM GMT
    Caslon19000 saidgot it ... der Eindrehanker

    Typing that word into google images results in this:
    N9384_Bodenanker-8er-Ankerset_1.jpg
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    May 28, 2012 9:46 PM GMT
    maybe this:

    toggle bolt for secure fixing in cavities
    Klappdübel {m} für die sichere Hohlraumbefestigungtech.
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    May 28, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
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    Caslon19000 saidgot it ... der Eindrehanker

    Typing that word into google images results in this:
    N9384_Bodenanker-8er-Ankerset_1.jpg

    Yes that is exactly what I meant! icon_rolleyes.gif


    I went with:

    German term or phrase: Eindrehanker
    English translation:screw-in anchor

    Explanation:
    Screw-in anchor with flat-mount hook. Molly bolt. Tap-in expanding anchor.

    http://www.proz.com/kudoz/german_to_english/construction_civil_engineering/2439784-eindrehanker.html

    And google images also gave me:

    mollybolt.jpg

    mollybolt2.jpg

    Maybe different trades use the term to mean different things.
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    May 29, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
    Sorry guys, a molly bolt is a toggle bolt: umschalten bolzen.

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    May 29, 2012 1:23 AM GMT
    Klappdübel
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    May 29, 2012 1:24 AM GMT
    I had a completely different, and unsurprisingly dirty, image in mind when trying to imagine what a "molly bolt" was. icon_twisted.gif
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    May 29, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    intensity69 saidI had a completely different, and unsurprisingly dirty, image in mind when trying to imagine what a "molly bolt" was. icon_twisted.gif
    Do you want me to hit you with a 69? Why would you think such a thing, "molly" implies females... icon_rolleyes.gif

    LOL j.k
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    May 29, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    Well, it's certainly not "Streichholzschächtelchen"

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    May 29, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    JoyfullyRandom said
    intensity69 saidI had a completely different, and unsurprisingly dirty, image in mind when trying to imagine what a "molly bolt" was. icon_twisted.gif
    Do you want me to hit you with a 69? Why would you think such a thing, "molly" implies females... icon_rolleyes.gif

    LOL j.k


    I was sure that molly was an old Brit euphemism for cum, dude....
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    May 29, 2012 1:33 AM GMT
    intensity69 said
    JoyfullyRandom said
    intensity69 saidI had a completely different, and unsurprisingly dirty, image in mind when trying to imagine what a "molly bolt" was. icon_twisted.gif
    Do you want me to hit you with a 69? Why would you think such a thing, "molly" implies females... icon_rolleyes.gif

    LOL j.k


    I was sure that molly was an old Brit euphemism for cum, dude....
    Really!? icon_biggrin.gificon_twisted.gificon_surprised.gificon_cool.gif
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    May 29, 2012 1:38 AM GMT
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    I've never heard any of the German expressions nor 'Molly Bolt' before in my life, even those drawings don't tell me what it actually is and my favorite translation page is clueless as well.

    Blissfully all thumbs here.
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    May 29, 2012 1:56 AM GMT
    conservativejock saidSorry guys, a molly bolt is a toggle bolt: umschalten bolzen.

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    Thats not what I am referring to.

    I mean like those little hollow plastic things you put in the wall to hole a screw or bolt...like i showed in my pics and described in the definition quoted for Eindrehanker.

    mollybolt3.pngmollybolt4.png
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    May 29, 2012 2:16 AM GMT
    So, you're looking for drywall anchors, not molly bolts.
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    May 29, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    xrichx saidSo, you're looking for drywall anchors, not molly bolts.

    haha maybe the english is confusing. I call them all molly bolts ... I guess cuz they serve the same function to prevent pulling out of the wall.

    EDIT:

    Here they are. They are called molly bolts.

    mollybolt5.png

    The term molly bolt is just confusing cuz it means different things which perform basically the same function.
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    May 29, 2012 10:14 AM GMT
    themachine saidKlappdübel

    And the winner is....themachine.

    A german friend has told me the word I want is der Dübel. He doesnt know what the klapp is.
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    May 29, 2012 10:46 AM GMT
    Couldn't this have been Googled in like 2 seconds?
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    May 29, 2012 11:03 AM GMT
    If the point was merely to find the Google translation. But then there's be no forum topic.
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    May 29, 2012 11:32 AM GMT
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    May 29, 2012 12:37 PM GMT
    Caslon19000 said
    themachine saidKlappdübel

    And the winner is....themachine.

    A german friend has told me the word I want is der Dübel. He doesnt know what the klapp is.


    Actually... icon_biggrin.gif

    I got curious this morning (what do you do when your cat wakes you up at 2a and you "took care of business" twice already?).

    Turns out "molly bolt" actually was the trademarked name for a particular type of drywall anchor. It is a metal anchor with wings that spread when a screw is tightened, as in:

    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molly_(fastener)[/url]

    While this is not what you were looking for, the correct German translation would be Metallspreizdübel.

    The Klappdübel is the one with the wings that spread as soon as they get to the other side of the drill hole. I would guess your German friend doesn't do construction, since the "Klapp" part has the same root as "to clap" and refers to the motion, so if you ever saw one, you'd understand the term.

    The ones you screw in are correctly called Eindrehanker (which is Ein-dreh-anker, or literally turn-in-anchor).

    And of course I just outed myself as a German post-wanking construction-fetish geek. icon_redface.gif