Looking at the above picture of the Handy Hooker wood working clamp and tool hanger, I hear Comic Book Guy in the back of my head saying “Worst. Tool Storage Idea. Ever.” Normally if I come across a tool that I can’t say anything positive about, I just don’t post it, but every once in a while something so atrocious comes along I have to share it. The Handy Hooker wood working clamp and tool hanger crosses the line.
If it wasn’t for the one shot of all the tools clustered together and hanging from the straps, I might have passed the website right by, discounting the Handy Hooker as yet another typical As-Seen-On-TV type product. But the sloppy fashion in which the clamps are arranged left me twitching.
Horrible name aside, the concept behind the Handy Hooker is that you wrap the looped strap around the object and hang it by a stainless steel snap hook on one of three rings on the baseplate mounted to the wall. OK, so far so good, but hanging multiple items on a strap and multiple straps on each ring just looks bad.
However, if you really wanted to, you can put up to 120 lbs. of tools on the system.
I guess it’s supposed to be a redeeming quality that it’s made in the USA — I’d almost hoped it was imported. For $28 you get a triple ring base plate, three 21″ straps, three 15″ straps, and 6 stainless steel screws and anchors.
Tool Storage [Handy Hooker]