Pegboard hooks are handy, but all too often they fall from the board when a tool is removed. However, if you use the pegboard hooks that have a support shank, I have a tip that will help. Before mounting the hook, apply a wad of “reusable adhesive” to the support shank. When the shank is pushed into the pegboard hole, the adhesive adds a considerable amount of holding strength. Dust will reduce the bond so do a little cleanup before starting.
When you need to move the hook, the adhesive can be peeled from the parts without much fuss. Reusable adhesive is sold in the stationary section of most variety stores. It has a putty-like consistency and is often used as a substitute tape and tacks when mounting posters, memos, maps and the like.
– James Hunter
Traverse City, MI