Functional but overpriced
Everything goes together easily and is adjustable to fit file folder size and file drawer depth. But, the plastic components that hold the side rails up and in place detract from the overall quality and rigidity of the unit. The plastic pieces through which adjustment is possible do not hold adjustment very securely. I expected more substantial construction for the price I paid. I can't say anything about durability because the rack is still new. I would recommend this unit without reservation for about half the price. I do recommend the unit because it was the only file folder rack I could find with this much adjustability despite quite a bit of shopping.
October 5, 2013
Takes too long to Assemble
The box reads Easily adjust to letter, legal or A4 hanging folders. Well that is the only easy thing about it. It really did seem that it would meet my needs by the picture on the box.
The Instructions read lightly tap Plastic Corners; well lightly will not do the trick. I got tired of pounding at it with the hammer with enough force that it would not cause to break it or bend it.
Even so, one of the "Plastic Corner" pieces broke even before I started hitting it with a hammer as per instructions. When I was still under the illusion that I only had to push lightly I was using my hands to push and that's how it broke.
It took too long to assemble and even then I had to squeeze it into a standard Vertical Letter-Size File Cabinet.
I was lucky I didn't have to trim one of the side rails; I don't know what challenges that would have brought. Per other customer reviews I?m glad I didn?t find out the hard way.
I really just wanted an easy Hanging Folder Frame to fix my filing needs and what I got was a temporary fix while I go look for another brand and type of frame.
October 2, 2013
This product was so much easier to assemble than products that I have used in the past. The snap off length was easy to adjust.
September 12, 2013
Poorly designed corner pieces/sliders. Unduly complicated.
First, one frame requires 14 parts !!! That's ridiculous! Second, a hammer and pliers are required. Often offices don't have these tools available, so purchasers are going to have to improvise or bring tools from home. Third, as a tech writer, I think the directions leave a lot to be desired. Fourth, one of the plastic sliders broke and had to be fixed with gorilla glue. Finally, if one trims a side rail, the trimmed end is difficult to tap into the plastic slide insert.
The old type of file folder frame with an adjusting screw was infinitely easier -- at least if a screw driver was not available, a letter opener or coin could be used in it's place. No hammering required and not nearly as many parts. Smead, what were you thinking?!!
September 9, 2013