This is a set of 5 locking hooks for a standard pegboard which will stay in your pegboard and will never fall out. The spring action of the bottom pin keeps hooks secure on your wall. It's still possible to remove the hook when you want to by flexing that pin as you pull out.
- Fit - Designed for standard pegboard dimensions - 1/4" thick board with 1/4" diameter holes, spaced 1" apart. Tested to have a tight fit on several different boards.
- Strong - The hooks are made of PLA plastic on a 3D printer. The hooks are strong enough to carry everything that I have tested. Please contact me if you are concerned about strength for a specific item and I can test it for you.
- Color - The color of the hooks, while red in the pictures, can be made to any color. The primary color options on this item change depending on which colors of 3d printer filament I have currently. Please contact me before buying if you'd like a specific color not listed and I'm sure that I can find it.
- Story - I designed these hooks because the steel ones that I bought at the store fell out every time I took a tool off the hook. Hooks falling out of the board made my pegboard annoying to use and it was driving me totally insane. I want to organize my tools and camping gear on the wall so that I can see everything, but it wasn't worth the pain of searching for fallen hooks behind furniture. So I went about designing something better. Now, 15 versions later, I have something that works great in my own home and I am proud to share with other people.
These 3D printed hooks solve that problem of hooks falling out by snapping into place on the back of the board. The top hook presses on the back of the board to carry weight and the bottom lever flexes while inserting the hook into the hole and springs open to lock the hook in place.
The hooks are designed and manufactured in my workshop in Calgary, Alberta. This final design is the best model after 15 design iterations.