Nathan HeddlestonJuly 13, 2020
I purchased 300 of these hooks to make new boards on which we hang keys for valet stations. Three separate boards, each with 100 hooks. Right off the bat, two of the three packages had deformed hooks, which means that I was two hooks short, VERY unsatisfying (see pix for Hills Have Eyes hooks). I like the hooks themselves. They’re VERY small, smaller than I anticipated, but they were just fine for hanging sets of keys. Each hook takes one screw, and the underside has a tiny tooth on it to discourage it from spinning after it is fastened. All good looks for the little hooks. HOWEVER, the screws that come with the hooks are the tiniest, little things I’ve ever seen. I drilled pilot holes because I wanted the boards to be perfectly laid out, and I used the smallest bit I had. After that, the screws wouldn’t even catch. They’re too short and narrow in my opinion, even attempting a couple trials then without pilot holes; I had to go to the hardware store and buy all new screws, remove the first 100 hooks, and start over with new screws (see pix for screw comparison and pic of box of better screws from the hardware store). My sister helped me assemble, and she kept joking, “well, if you ever need to repair a couple hundred pairs of glasses, you’ll already have the screws.” Everything turned out fine, and honestly, I’d probably buy the hooks again (except they shorted me two functional hooks), I’d just budget another $25 for screws that can actually dig into the wood. At the end of the day, the boards turned out fine (see pic of the key booth operator trying to get out of the pic).