Pegboard has its advantages and disadvantages. Some of the most compelling reasons for buying and installing pegboard is how it allows you to view all of your tools at once, for easy access and reach, and easy rearrangement if necessary.
Some of the downsides are how pegboard-mounted tools can collect workshop dust real fast, and how the pegs never seem to stay in place.
There are a ton of different solutions to keep the hooks from coming out, but one of the neatest I’ve seen so far are Tritons’s DuraHooks.
DuraHook pegboard hooks stay in place by utilizing two adjacent pegboard holes, one hole for a locking tab and the other for a screw you mount in the front. Triton claims their DuraHooks will work in both 1/8″ and 1/4″ pegboard. It’s not immediately obvious, but these hooks ship with different sized screws to accommodate different pegboard holes size.
DuraHooks come in many different varieties and sizes, such as curved hooks, single rods, double rods, spring clips, tool holders, and even clips for mounting plastic bins.
You can buy packs of each type of hook individually, or you can buy a starter set like the one shown here (DuraHook 76964). In this 64pc set you get:
- (12) 1″ Single Rods
- (8) 2-1/2″ Single Rods
- (8) Pliers/Wrench Holders
- (2) 2-3/4″ Double Rods
- (8) Extended Spring Clips
- (4) Standard Spring Clips
- (6) Single Ring Tool Holders
- (8) Curved Hooks
- (4) Bin Clips
- (4) Plastic Hanging Bins
- Mounting hardware for both 1/4″ and 1/8″ pegboard.
There is a downside to these hooks. There is probably a finite number of times you can move a peg around before you start damaging and widening your pegboard holes. Before buying this, think about how often (if at all) you move your pegboard hooks and other attachments around.
This set will run you $32-36 at Amazon with free Prime shipping (or free shipping on $35+ orders for non-Prime members), or $30 plus $8 shipping at Northern Tool.
Have you used these before? Or maybe another pegboard hook retention system?
No, these hooks cannot be used in metal pegboard systems, such as by Wall Control or Craftsman. It’s also worth mentioning that Triton, the company that makes these Durahooks, also offers their own LocBoard metal pegboard and accessory system (check prices via Amazon).