This mount, the ALAMB, is best suited for small computer monitors or TVs up to about 24". It CAN be used for many of today's displays up to 32" as long as they use a VESA 100 hole pattern and weigh less than 40lbs. However, Cheetah also makes a larger version of this mount, the ALAMLB, which is sold separately at Amazon and which is recommended for displays larger than 24". If you do opt for the ALAMLB for the larger displays, you will also get 21" of extension versus the 14" on the ALAMB, plus the option of VESA 200 and 400 should you need to upgrade in the future.
The ALAMB mount weighs less than 5lbs. Most of today's displays in the 24" and under category weigh less than 15lbs with their pedestal bases removed. Thus, it is typically the case that this mount and display can be mounted by a single person. It IS possible for the TV plate to be attached to the back of your display and for the wall plate and arms to be attached to your wall and then for the two sections to be combined in the most convenient "lift and lock" mounting method.
To mount into wooden studs, it is recommended to drill a pilot hole which does require a drill and a drill bit. Similarly, to mount into masonry, a drill and masonry bit is required. The rest of the hardware and tools required are fairly standard.
Should you encounter any problems with your mount, in addition to Amazon's seller support and return policies, Cheetah Mounts' authorized sellers all have staff trained in the details of these mounts and are ready to assist. Simply message your authorized seller through Amazon. All Cheetah Mounts come with 100% lifetime guarantees.