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  • Member since
    June 2021
Posted by rocketman2000 on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 7:40 AM

Are they all the same size (radius of hook) or an assortment o sizes?  Do they also sell screwdriver and pliers holders?

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 10:48 AM

Yeah, there seems to have been a change in design, maybe 20 years ago or so.

I remember buying hooks of various configuration, fitting out a bench in the 90s.  They were all made with a small peg welded on the back, below the end of the hook. The end of the hook and the peg fit into adjacent vertical holes in the peg board.  

The next time I had to buy some hooks, about 15 years ago or so, I couldn't find that style of hook anymore.  All I could find at any hardware store were hooks without that peg on the back, but provided with plastic straps that fit crosswise at a right angle to the hook, anchored in adjacent holes on the board.  They do not stay set as well as the old ones do, but I can see that eliminating that step is probably simpler and therefore cheaper to produce them this way.  But they don't work as well, so the consumer is the one who is stuck.

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    June 2021
Pegboard hooks
Posted by rocketman2000 on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 9:43 AM

I have stopped modeling for a week or so to remodel my modeling bench.  I will have more pegboard area for tools, so I had to buy more hooks.  I could no longer buy those small packages (say five hooks of one size), but had to buy a big expensive general package.

When I tried to put them into my pegboard I was pretty upset.  They are junk.  The spacing between the pegs varies by an eighth of an inch!  They must be made by piece workers with cheap crappy machines in their home, with the resulting package containing items made on a dozen machines for each style hook.  How do I find hooks that fit the pegboard!

Pictures of remodeled bench in a couple of days.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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