Patrick writes: “Pegboard hooks that don’t fall out? They’re a bit pricey compared to their metallic brethren, but if they work as claimed they’re probably worth the premium.”
These “unbreakable” hooks from TalonHooks.com are made of nylon and feature a molly-style expanding top catch to keep you from pulling them out of the pegboard. Even from the picture it looks to me like they’d work as advertised.
One thought, though: Isn’t it good to have a point of failure before you tear the pegboard off? Sure, it’s a pain to put the hook back in, but it’s easier than removing all of ’em to replace the pegboard.
Let us know what you think in comments. (And yes, I’m aware that some of you are strongly against pegboard, so be sure and place any general-purpose-I-don’t-like-pegboard comments over in the Hot or Not? Pegboard in the Shop post. Let’s keep this one oriented toward “if you like pegboard, would you like these hooks?” discussion.
Froogle didn’t want to turn up any of these, but some Google searching found ’em at Hartville Tool for between $4 and $5 each. (There are a number of different versions.) For other distributors, try “talon hooks pegboard” in Google. Don’t click on the “distributors” link on the Talon site. For some reason it won’t load and causes issues with the browser. You’re warned.