Uh, are your hooks 1/4 inch, -OR- 1/8th hooks for 1/8th or 1/4 inch
pegboard? I foolishly got the 1/8th hooks at Menards and find the damn
things pull out almost every time that I take a wrench off them.
Sell the pegboard and hooks to some other sucker, buy plywood, and use
wood screws and wooden blocks or screwed-on metal hooks (which you could
bend up with a bending fork, at the risk of being on-topic). Pegboard,
at least for me, was a phase that I grew out of, and would have
benefitted from never passing through...
Buy more plastic clips. Buy some spring wire and bend up (warning, more
on-topic content) metal spring clips to engage two holes as the plastic
Buy hooks that don't pull out (but of course you already have hooks):
This is an idea I learned at an art gallery. They used pegboard mounted
over plywood. They drove nails thru the holes into the plywood to hand
paintings, and when they pulled the nails, nothing showed but the holes in
I bend my own hooks from wire coat hangers, since the commercial hooks
have these so obvious deficiencies.
The top of the hook is formed in the standard pattern to fit in the
hole, then the vertical downward leg. The horizontal leg is bent out
just above the next hole below it, and the upward retainer can be what
the tool/component needs, then double back to the board and through
the hole. Snip to length. Then form a small latching bump on this
lower through-the-board leg to hold it in place.
After a few tries it is simple and fast to "roll your own", and the
hooks will meet your needs exactly. Some hooks I made even held a
Weller soldering gun in a handy position.
The key to success here is the retaining bump on the lower horizontal
leg that keeps the hook from being pulled from the board too easily.
Heck, with a small test board you can make hooks in front of the tube
during commercials..... "Martha, where's all them clothes hangers
from beside my easy chair"?
There are plastic clip kits available that hold the pegboard hook against
I've seen kits at HD......
If I have access to the back of the pegboard, I sometimes use safety
I have set up spare parts boards for the race car by safety wiring
components onto a pegboard. Car comes in needing a new right front corner,
and the crew can simply go to the appropriate pegboard with a pair of wire
cutters, and clip off the needed components.
Wish I could take credit, but it's NOT a new idea in racing at all.
Just curious, what kind of race car do you have and where do you run? I
used to run, until about three years ago, dirt track mini-stock (Pinto)
here at Victorville, CA. Enjoyed the hell out of it but it became just
too expensive and time consuming. Two weeks of work, and then some, for
thrity minutes of driving time.
I don't have a race car of my own.....I build them for other people.
I also have a shock dyno and work with several teams on their shocks.
Most of my stuff is running in the Canadian Maritimnes.
All asphalt, oval track stuff.
Mostly based on the 108" GM Metric chassis, but I also have a few Pro-Stock
(Super Late model to some) customers.
As others have opined, pegboards suck and I wouldn't recommend them.
But given you have one (I do too, actually), try a small piece of double
sided tape between the hook and board. Foam style tape, about 1/8"
thick, should do nicely.
I think I'll go try that on mine,
| Hello all,
| I use 1/4" thick pegboard with 1/4" holes in the shop. Most of the
| hooks I've bought are J-style that look vaguely like this:
| Problem is that when removing the tool, the hook often pulls out of
| the board. Anyone have a simple means of keeping the hook from
| pulling out? I could use a drop of Super glue but when I move hooks
| around (which I do, as I rearrange the shop) I'd have to rip 'em out.
| Some of the hooks have plastic thingies that go across the hook and
| clip into a hole on either side. Works, but I haven't got enough of
| Suggestions appreciated.
| Best -- Terry
Try to fashion some type of plastic or semi-hard foamy material to wedge
around that part of the hook where it is attached into the peg board to make
it tight and not slide out easily.
Try painting your pegboard. A couple of coats of flat white will fill in
the holes some and tighten up the holding power. Also brightens up the
shop and the tools tend to stand out. Most helpful when everything is
blending into the background.
Take pliers and an old coat hanger and wire cutters
the ones that like pulling out make a CROSS wireonr peg down from
where they are being held
\______/ that is 3 pegs wide the ends will go in holes 1 and 3 and
hole 2 is where the hook is
In general i havent had issus with pegs pulling out because what i
hang is proportional
old store merchandise pegs 3 side by side get stuff like my jogsaw in
its platic case and i'll only hang tiny stuff ona J hook
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