Here’s a simple and inexpensive way to secure standard, nonlocking hooks to perforated hardboard so they won’t come out.

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Here's a simple and inexpensive way to secure standard, nonlocking hooks to perforated hardboard so they won't come out. Strap them in place with M-style hook holders. Just center a holder over the hook shank, and press the barbed ends into an adjacent pair of holes, as shown. You easily can release the holders to reposition the hooks. The holders fit standard 9-gauge and heavy-duty 5-gauge hooks used in 18 " and 14 " hardboard with 316 " or 932 " holes spaced 1" apart.